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Graduation Regalia

Graduation regalia include the cap and gown, as well as other distinguishing hoods, stoles, and cords that denote traditions of academic achievement. Only those who have achieved an academic honor or are members of an academic honors society are entitled to wear the special regalia.

For those graduates who miss the March 18 deadline for ordering graduation regalia, the bookstore at the Dahlonega and Gainesville locations will have what you need for purchase two weeks prior to graduation. Gowns, caps, tassels and hoods (masters, specialist and honor) will be available to purchase separately. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase the regalia online since buying open stock will cost more.

Regalia Examples

Associate

Associate Degree Candidates

  • Traditional black gown
  • Caps are traditional mortarboards and tassels are black


Associate Degree Candidate with Distinction

associate degree distinction cord
With Distinction Overall GPA 3.50 or higher
Bachelor's

Bachelor's Degree Candidates 

  • Traditional black gown
  • Caps are traditional mortarboards and tassels are black
  • Blue and gold achievement stole

Please Note: The stole will come with your package from Herff Jones, or may be purchased separately from the bookstore. 


Honor Graduates

Honor Graduates will be able to purchase their honor cords from the bookstore in April. Cords are the newly selected adornment to designate an honor graduate under our regalia policy. Recognizing the considerable effort of the students who earn honors, the color of the cord will signify the level of honors:

summa cum laude blue, gold, and white honors cord
Summa Cum Laude Overall GPA 3.90-4.00
magna cum laude blue and gold wrapped honors cord
Magna Cum Laude Overall GPA 3.70-3.89
cum laude gold honors cord
Cum Laude Overall GPA 3.50-3.69
Master's

Master’s Degree Candidates

  • Traditional black gown with full-length square sleeves with a crescent piece hanging from each sleeve
  • The master’s hoods are lined in blue and white and colors appropriate to their major
  • Caps are traditional mortarboards with tassels appropriate to their major

Graduate students are hooded during the commencement ceremony. The graduate hoods are part of the cap and gown order from Herff Jones. The color of the hood corresponds to the student's school and major. 


Doctoral

Doctoral Degree Candidates

  • Black customized regalia with full rounded sleeves, velvet facing on the front and velvet bars on the sleeves
  • Hoods are lined with blue and white and colors appropriate to their major
  • Doctoral candidates wear a tam

Graduate students are hooded during the commencement ceremony. The graduate hoods are part of the cap and gown order from Herff Jones. The color of the hood corresponds to the student's school and major. 


Veteran or Military

Veteran or Military Graduates

veteran or military red, white, and blue cord
Military Cord

Academic regalia will be sold as open stock in the bookstore at a higher price if not ordered by the UNG bookstore's published deadline. Open stock will be available in the store two weeks before graduation.

Graduate Regalia Pick-up April 23 - May 3

  • If you pre-ordered your regalia, you will be able to pick it at the bookstore starting April 23.
  • If you did not pre-order regalia, you can purchase it a the bookstore starting April 23.
  • Students who qualify for honors cords may also purchase these at the bookstore beginning on April 23.
  • The deadline to pick up or purchase items at the bookstore is May 3 at 3 p.m.
  • After 3 p.m. on May 3 all items will be moved to the convocation center and can be picked up at the graduate check in area on the day of your ceremony.

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