Dress and Conduct

Dress & Conduct

  • All degree candidates participating in the Commencement ceremony will be required to wear the academic regalia significant to their degree. The regalia is purchased through Jostens.

  • Traditional black regalia will be worn by all graduates.

  • Students will be able to decorate their caps providing they are tasteful.  If any staff members or President deem any caps to be inappropriate, they will be asked to remove their decorations. 

  • University approved and issued Honor Cords and Stoles may be worn at the Ceremony.

  • Use CAUTION! In selecting your graduation footwear. You will be required to stand for periods of time, walk distances, and use stairs/ramps.

  • The use of alcohol or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Improper conduct may result in disciplinary actions. Those who choose to participate must respect the rights of others, including invited guests.

  • Respect your fellow classmates and guests by turning off your cell phone sound.

  • Cap, gown, and tassel can be purchased at Jostens.

Undergraduate Candidates

Candidates will wear tassels on the right side.

Graduate Candidates

Master’s candidates will wear tassels on the left side.

Doctoral Candidates

Doctoral candidates will wear tassels on the left side.