commencement

Graduating student Al DeGraffenreid shows off the new purple academic regalia that will be worn by undergraduates during WCU’s December commencement.

Fall commencement to include undergraduates clad in purple

The purple side of Western Carolina University’s traditional purple and gold colors will be much more in prominence at the university’s fall commencement ceremonies as students receiving bachelor’s degrees will be switching from wearing mostly black to predominately purple academic regalia.