In order to participate in the ceremony, students must wear appropriate regalia. Anyone without regalia will not be allowed to walk in the ceremony.
Caps, Gowns, Tassels & Hoods
Ordering and purchasing of academic regalia such as caps, gowns, tassels, hoods, stoles, etc, and other graduation related items such as invitations can be made at the University Bookstore. Contact the UWF Bookstore at www.bkstr.com or (850) 474-3092.
You may also place your online order at colleges.herffjones.com/college/uwf. Organizations must obtain approval the semester prior for wearing additional adornments to the gown.
When students pick up their regalia, they will be given a 3 X 5 card to complete. Students must bring this card with them to Commencement. As students step onto the stage to greet the College Dean, Provost, and University President, they will hand the card to the Reader. The Reader will announce the student's name from the information printed on the card. Students should make sure their name is printed phonetically on the card to help the Reader pronounce it correctly.
Undergraduate students should wear the tassel on the right side of the cap. After all the undergraduate degrees are conferred, the President will ask students to participate in the traditional “changing of the tassel ritual” in which the tassel is moved to the left side of the cap.
Graduate students should wear the tassel on the left side of the cap.
While there is no formal dress code, students should dress appropriately for this symbolic occasion. Students should not wear athletic shoes, flip flops, jeans, or shorts.