Student Information


Cap and Gown Orders

We understand that there have been some delays receiving orders from Herff Jones. The company has communicated that they are experiencing supply delays. Please see this letter from Herff Jones regarding refunds. 

Fortunately, the Campus Bookstore ordered sufficient caps and gowns to accommodate students who have not received their orders directly from Herff Jones. As such, those graduates who have not received their order from Herff Jones may obtain cap & gown from the Campus Bookstore.

Please follow this guidance: 

  • If you are participating in a Cultural Graduation and have not received your cap & gown order by Thursday, May 19 please go to the bookstore and request a cap and gown from them.
  • If you are only participating in the main Commencement Ceremony on May 24 and have not received your order by Monday, May 23, please go to the bookstore and request a cap and gown from them. 

 If you need assistance please contact the Campus Bookstore at 562.907.4251.

Senior Portraits and Graduation Announcements

Senior portraits may be scheduled independently with local photographer Michelle De La Vara. Graduation announcements may be ordered through Herff Jones.

Ceremony Photography

GradImages will photograph each graduate receiving their diploma. Proofs will be e-mailed to all graduates who supplied e-mail addresses; otherwise, proofs will be mailed to home addresses.

Visit the GradImages website to preregister. Enter your email and up to 6 emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishments by viewing and ordering your photos. By submitting your information early, you can rest assured that photo samples will be quickly and conveniently provided to you and all the others registered as soon as they are available after the event.

After graduation, order online at GradImages or call 800.261.2576.

Due to the layout of the facilities, it will not be possible for friends and family members to leave their seats during the ceremony. Anyone attempting to leave their seats and stand in the aisles will be restrained from doing so.

Pre-Order Flowers

The Commencement Group is Whittier College's preferred flower vendor for Commencement. Friends, family, and graduates may pre-order flowers and pick them up outside Memorial Stadium prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

Distribution of Diplomas

Graduates who have fulfilled all academic and financial obligations to the College by the end of the spring semester will have their diploma and cover mailed to them at the mailing address on file.

Outstanding holds, financial obligations, and disciplinary sanctions with Whittier College will prevent the release of your diploma. Please make arrangements to resolve any outstanding holds and obligations prior to your graduation.