Dear members of the Class of 2021,
President Roth has previously announced that we hope to have an in-person ceremony celebrating the Class of 2021. Details for commencement are still under review given the pandemic and guidelines provided by the state of Connecticut, but we expect to share additional information with seniors by the end of March. The vendors who supply graduating students with regalia cannot wait until April to field requests due to the challenges in acquiring these items and getting them shipped in time. The solution for now is to offer an opportunity for students to order their regalia (see details below) since we currently expect an in-person event. Staff at RJ Julia are working with the vendor to secure refunds if conditions worsen and Wesleyan is unable to host an in-person ceremony.
Caps and Gowns 2021
Commencement: Sunday, May 30th
This year students will purchase their cap and gown regalia (via credit card) from the following Oak Hall website: https://wesleyan.shopoakhalli.com/purchasewizard/Welcome
Students will either choose a Bachelor Package, Masters Package, or Doctor Package. The website will guide you to the correct gown size by asking height and weight questions.
All Bachelor Regalia will be shipped to the Wesleyan R J Julia Bookstore and will be available for pick up starting Monday, May 17th. Students will now have until Wednesday, March 31st, to purchase their caps and gowns online.
Masters and PHD candidates will either elect to pick up their package at the Wesleyan R J Julia Bookstore or have it sent to their home address.
- Masters and PHD candidates who wish to have their regalia shipped to the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore must order online by Friday, April 9th. Masters and PHD regalia will be available for pick up at the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore starting Friday May 21st.
- Masters and PHD candidates who wish to have their caps and gowns shipped to a home address will have until Monday, April 26th to order online.
Wesleyan R J Julia Bookstore: 413 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457. (860) 685-3939.
Store Hours: Sunday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.