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HOW TO WEAR YOUR CAP AND GOWN
Can I indicate that a different name from what appears on my student records should be announced?
Yes, you may confirm the name that will be announced the day of the event.
Do I have to RSVP?
Yes, all graduates will need to RSVP. This guarantees that graduates will be included in registration sign up and keepsake program. The deadline is November 5. Graduates cannot participate without an RSVP.
Do guests need tickets to attend or do guests have to RSVP for the ceremony?
No. Guests do not need tickets or have to RSVP. There will not be a guest limit.
Do I need to wear a cap and gown? If so, where can I buy them?
A cap and gown, commonly referred to as "academic regalia," are traditionally worn during Commencement and may be purchased through the University Co-op. The Co-op also offers announcements, invitations, yard signs and other graduation items. You are welcome (and encouraged) to wear a cap and gown. Please note that in order to receive your regalia prior to the Commencement Weekend, orders must be placed by November 12.
How do I wear my cap and gown?
Watch this video. Please leave your hood in the bag until the day of graduation. Once you arrive on campus, you'll be able to take the hood out of its bag and put it on as is. You won't need to adjust your hood in any way.
What is the inclement weather policy?
As always, inclement weather could be an issue. The Graduate Recognition Moment activities will continue if it is safe to do so, rain or shine. We will have tents in outdoor spaces where lines may form while graduates wait to enter the building. Please bring an umbrella and other suitable rain gear, if desired.
What COVId-19 safety protocols will be in place?
Social distancing will be encouraged throughout the event. Masks are optional inside university buildings and outdoors. For individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have weakened immune systems, masking and social distancing are optional but recommended.
Graduates who are not already vaccinated are strongly encouraged to take advantage of UT’s Proactive Community Testing Program in the days leading up to commencement.
Guests who are not already vaccinated are strongly encouraged to take advantage of free testing through their primary care physician or a community clinic before arriving on campus.
A member of my party has mobility or other accommodation requests. Where can I find more information?
Please visit the Accessibility Information for Guests page for more information and appropriate contacts. A map detailing Accessibility Services can be found here.
What prohibited items do guests need to be aware of?
Please visit the Security page for restrictions on prohibited items and bag sizes.
A professional photographer will be present. Photo can be ordered from Flash Photography.
Candidates will have the option of purchasing photographs.