Do not accessorize your gown other than cords or sashes. If you are wearing additional attire, you will be asked to put it inside the gown for the two hours of the ceremony.

We do allow candidates to decorate the top of their mortar boards. 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 mortar board will not be permitted.