In order to participate in the ceremony, students must wear appropriate regalia. Anyone without regalia will not be allowed to walk in the ceremony.

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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 or (850) 474-3092.

You may also place your online order at Organizations must obtain approval the semester prior to wearing additional adornments to the gown.

Special Additions

When ordering special additions (stoles, pins, sashes, cords, hood colors, etc.) for graduation make sure you know the Academic Colors recognized for honor societies, organizations and graduate hoods at UWF. 



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.

Dress Code

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.