Things to Know

  1. Graduation is the process of being awarded a degree.
  2. Commencement ceremonies are the services held at the end of each fall and spring semesters.  (There is no summer commencement ceremony.)  These are ceremonies in which the achievement of the degree is recognized and celebrated by the University community, and the students' families and friends.
  3. Students are required to wear the official University regalia (gown, cap, or hood if applicable)
  4. Only University-affiliated organizations stoles and/or cords may be worn at the commencement ceremonies.
  5. Gowns are not to be decorated and/or redesigned, at all.
  6. Decorations on caps (only on mortar board/top of cap) are permitted as long as decorations do not exceed the border of the cap and are in good taste.
  7. Your guests are not required to have tickets to attend the commencement ceremony. 
  8. There is no commencement ceremony rehearsal/practice.
  9. Students are required to check in at the appropriate location an hour prior to the commencement ceremony time.
  10. A commencement ceremony letter will be issued via email and added to the Graduation Services website with additional information by mid-semester.

Tassels and Hood Color 


Degrees & Majors
Tassel Color
Hood Color
Undergraduate Degrees and Majors
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences White
Bachelor of Arts in Biology White
Bachelor of Arts in Communications White
Bachelor of Arts in English White
Bachelor of Arts in History White
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics White
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science White
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology White
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology White
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish White
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Drab
Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems Drab
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance Drab
Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business Drab
Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business Drab
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Drab
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Drab
Bachelor of Science in Biology Yellow
Biology with Teaching Certification 8-12th Grades Yellow
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Yellow
Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice Yellow
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Yellow
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Blue
*Elementary Education Blue
*Middle Grades Blue
*Special Education Blue
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Blue
Kinesiology with Teaching Certification EC-12th Grade Blue
Exercise Science Blue
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Yellow
Mathematics with Teaching Certification 8-12th Grades Yellow
Degrees & Majors
Tassel Color
Hood Color
Graduate Degrees and Majors
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Black Blue
Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance Black Blue
Master of Arts in Educational Administration Black Blue
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Black Blue
Master of Arts in English Black White
Master of Business Administration Black Drab
Master of Professional Accounting Black Drab
Master of Education in Early Childhood  Black Blue
Master of Education in Special Education Black Blue
Master of Science in Bilingual Education Black Blue
Master of Science in Kinesiology Black Blue
Master of Science in Reading Black Blue