Attire for Graduates

The traditional cap and gown are considered formal academic attire for Commencement.

The deadline to order caps, gowns, and stoles is Sunday, April 7, 2024. This ensures that regalia will be delivered to you in time for Commencement. 

Recommended Attire

  • Men should wear dark slacks, dark shoes, and a shirt with a white collar.
  • Women should wear comfortable dress shoes with a dress or skirt that does not show below the gown, or dark slacks and a blouse.
  • You will be walking approximately half of a mile on various surfaces including hard flooring and jointed staging that may be slick and/or difficult to navigate in heels.You are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. 

Individual Stoles

Students involved in registered student organizations recognized by the university (such as Greek organizations and/or honor societies) may wear stoles purchased from the organization. Acquisition and purchase of the stole is the responsibility of the student.