Information for Graduates

Announcements & Class Rings

All graduates may order announcements and class rings from
Herff Jones.

Cap & Gown

Graduates and degree candidates who plan to participate in the commencement ceremony must place their cap and gown order online from Herff Jones.

The following deadlines apply:

  • May commencement: March 15
  • December commencement: October 15
  • After these deadlines, please contact the Baker bookstore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785.594.8315 for cap and gown availability.


A GradImages photographer will take photos of the graduates as they receive their diplomas. Register your email address and receive $5 off orders of $25 or more.

If family members take personal photographs, they should avoid disrupting the flow of graduates as they return to their seats after receiving their diploma covers and should take care to not obscure the view of audience members and other commencement guests.

Special Needs

Seating for guests in wheelchairs or for whom walking is difficult is available on a first-come, first-served basis.