Cap, Gown and Tassel Purchase
Dates and Times of Distribution
Caps, gowns, tassels, master hoods and honor cords are available for purchase at the University Store in the Dreyfus University Center from May 6-10. They will be distributed at the back of the University Store.
Hours of distribution:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
University Store website (pricing, honor cords, diploma frame information)
If you are out of the Stevens Point area and unable to pick up your cap and gown during the hours of distribution, you may mail order your cap and gown package to be shipped from May 6-10 (this includes study abroad students). Please call the University Store at 715-346-3431 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for mail order and price information.
Bachelor of Science (BS): Gold
Bachelor of Art (BA): White
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA): Dark Brown
Bachelor of Music (BM): Pink
Master Tassel Color - Black
MS in Education - Blue
MS in Teaching - Blue
Master of Music Education - Blue
MA in Communication - Burgundy
MS in Communicative Disorders - Yellow
MS in Human & Community Resources - Yellow
MS in Nutrition Science - Yellow
MS in Natural Resources - Yellow
Cap, Gown, and Tassel Protocol
Wear the mortarboard horizontally (not tipped in any direction), with the point of the cap in the middle of the forehead.
Bachelor's and Associate Degree Candidates
Wear the tassel on the right side of the mortarboard. After the Chancellor’s charge to graduates (at the end of the program), you will be told to shift your tassel to the left of the mortarboard. It is appropriate to wear honor cords, the Chancellor’s Leadership Award, the Albertson Medallion and/or other approved honors designations. Bachelor degree candidates will earn honors cords that are draped over the shoulders with the tasseled ends to the front (earned according to grade point average).
Master’s and Doctoral Degree Candidates
Tassels are worn on the left side of the mortarboard at all times. Carry the hood over your right arm during the procession. Make sure the hood is unbuttoned. When your name is called, step to the stage. Your hood will be installed by an adviser, dean of your college, or the provost. Attention: Cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude are undergraduate honor designations. Doctorates and master's degree candidates do not graduate with honors regardless of their grade point average, and do not wear an honor cord.
Semester Abroad Sashes
Long-term programs: Students who participated in a semester-long study abroad program received a sash from the UWSP International Programs office to wear at commencement. The sash, which identifies the country where the student studied, was mailed to each student upon completion of their study abroad program. There is a fee for a replacement sash. Contact UWSP International Programs with questions,
715-346-2717 or stop in 108 Collins Classroom Center.
Short-term programs: Students who completed a short-term study abroad program through UW-Stevens Point International Programs will be able to purchase a purple sash with a gold embroidered globe through the University Store, during the same time as cap/gown sales, May 6-10, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For further information contact the University Store at 715-346-3431.