It is assumed that students will wear the traditional cap and gown. Traditional attire worn by international students is acceptable. Caps and gowns must not be modified or transformed. Anyone failing to comply with this requirement will not participate in the ceremony.
We do allow candidates to decorate the top of their mortarboards. The decoration cannot rise above the surface or off the edges of the mortarboard. We do not allow profanity, or attacks on individuals or organizations. Any language or decoration deemed inappropriate on a mortarboard will not be permitted.
The graduate hoods are carried into the ceremony over either arm. There will be individuals (marshals) to assist you with folding the hood correctly over your arm.
If you receive an honor, from your department or national organization that sash, cord or stole is worn into the ceremony.
Award Pins from organizations are worn on your attire not on your academic robe.
Tassels should be draped to the left. They were moved from the right to the left on completion of your undergraduate degree.