A cap and gown are not required, but strongly recommended to participate in commencement. You are welcome to purchase a new or used cap and gown or share a cap and gown with someone who is not attending the same ceremony as you. You may also use your undergraduate cap and gown as long as they are black. If you are not purchasing a new cap and gown, be sure to at least order the correct hood.
You’ll wear a black mortarboard with a black tassel that hangs over the left side of your cap. You will move the tassel to the right side as the commencement ceremony concludes.
You will also carry the hood over your left arm during the ceremony. The hood should be folded in half. Lay the color and rounded end towards your body on your left arm. A faculty member will hood you at the ceremony.
Your hood must have a band of color that associates you with your college.
Maize: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Brown: Caine College of the Arts
Drab: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Light Blue: Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Orange: College of Engineering
White: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Russet: S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
Yellow-Gold: College of Science
Purchase a new cap, gown and hood from the USU Campus Store online or in the Taggart Student Center in Logan during their Graduation Fair (March 20-21, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). The USU Campus Store also sells announcement stationery, class rings, diploma frames and more. If ordering online, you have until the day before graduation to pick up your order from the store in person. Contact the Campus Store at 1-800-662-3950 or 435-797-3950 with questions.
Honor cords and special distinctions are not issued by the graduate school and are not announced at the commencement ceremony. If you receive an honor cord or special distinction to wear, you are welcome to wear it.