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Regalia Information

Graduates participating in the commencement ceremonies are required to wear official UCF regalia available exclusively through the UCF Bookstore.

In-store cap and gown ordering will take place during a specific period at the UCF Bookstore, John T. Washington Center location. Online cap and gown ordering Online cap and gown ordering is available through Herff Jones.

Please review the Ceremony Information page for the semester you will be graduating for specific dates and deadlines regarding regalia.

Herff Jones also offers other commencement products — like graduation announcements, class rings and nursing pins — which can be viewed and purchased online.

The tassel on a graduate’s cap must be their college tassel and not the black and gold souvenir tassel. More information about academic regalia, including tassel and hood colors, can be found inside the Commencement program. Note: Baccalaureate degree candidates wear tassels on the right. Graduate degree candidates wear tassels on the left.

Honor Cords

All baccalaureate graduates potentially earning university honors will be notified by the Registrar’s Office. Honor cords are available for purchase at the time of cap and gown pickup with a reader card indicating honors.

Because records for the final term are incomplete when the commencement program is printed, and final term grades may affect relative rankings and overall GPA, the notification of graduation with honors is presumptive rather than conclusive.

Honor cords from various honor societies may be worn if they are the designation of an officially recognized group.

Questions regarding honors eligibility should be directed to the Registrar’s Office prior to commencement at 407-823-3100.

Returning Regalia

All rental regalia, specifically gowns, hoods, and tams, must be returned immediately following your commencement ceremony at the Barnes & Noble at UCF near the Addition Financial Arena. Bachelor’s and master’s graduates are allowed to keep the cap and tassel only. Credit cards will be charged full price for any regalia not returned ($400 for bachelor’s, $800 for masters, and $1,350 for doctoral regalia). Refunds are possible with the exception of a late fee ($40 for bachelor’s, $60 for masters, and $80 for doctoral) if regalia is returned in original condition after credit cards have been charged.