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Commencement


May 5, 2017 | 9 A.M. and 3P.M.

  • Check which ceremony your college is participating in here.
  • You should arrive at Baxter Arena wearing your cap and gown. Please leave any personal items at home, in your vehicle, or with a family member or guest, including coats, bags, purses, boxes, etc.
  • Visit the Commencement website for key information about the event.

Tassles & Hoods

  • Bachelor's candidates: Wear the tassel over the right front of your cap.
  • Master's candidates: Wear the tassel over the left front of your cap. Put on your hood.
  • Doctoral and Specialist candidates: Wear the tassel over the left front of your cap. Drape your hood over your left arm and hand it to the Hooder when you reach the stage.

Commencement Attire

  • Caps and gowns are required for degree candidates to participate in all ceremonies.
  • You may wear honors cords or stoles provided by your organization with your cap and gown.
  • Wear the UNO tassel with your cap.
  • We recommend wearing business attire under the gown. Men should wear a dress shirt and tie. Although some consider ties optional, the shirt collar and tie are visible at the throat of the gown.
  • Women should wear a dress, skirt, or dress slacks. Try to choose a dress or skirt with a hemline that does not extend below the gown.