Caps and gowns (and hoods, for master's degree students) must be worn by all participating students. It is suggested that you wear dark shoes and other articles of visible apparel that will harmonize with the academic gown. Flowers and decorative jewelry may not be worn on the gown.
Baccalaureate Degree Candidates
Undergraduate cap, gown and tassel are maroon and available at the University Bookstore for $34 plus tax, payable when you pick them up. They do not need to be pre-ordered. If you have any questions, call the University Bookstore at (608) 785-8855.
Tassels & Cords
One tassel is provided with your cap and gown. Additional tassels can be purchased for $6 each.
Honor and Highest Honor cords are purchased through the University Bookstore for $6.50. You must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 to wear the honor cord (silver) or at least 3.75 to wear the highest honor cord (gold). Only resident credits are used in the GPA calculation. Graduate degree candidates and associate degree candidates do not wear honor cords. If you have a question about honors status, please contact the Records Office at (608) 785-8952.
Sashes for students who studied abroad, representing the country where you studied, are available from the Office of International Education, 1209 Centennial Hall. Sashes have been included in the program fee of select UW-La Crosse programs; all other students must order and pay for a sash. Check early with the Office of International Education on your sash status.
Graduate Degree Candidates
Graduate cap, gown and tassel are black. Hood color is determined by your specific degree or discipline. All graduation regalia are available at the University Bookstore for $71 plus tax, payable when you pick them up. If you have any questions, call the University Bookstore at (608) 785-8855.