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How to wear your cap, gown & tassel

Each year students ask questions about how to actually wear your cap and gown. To make sure everyone is wearing it in the same, correct way, here is a short guide. There is even something which you should know about the tassel too!

Gown & Honour Stole

LUC graduands wear a silver/blue honour stole over their black gown. The silver side is supposed to be visible and the long side should be worn to the back. The stole needs to be pulled back so the neckline of the gown is no longer visible.

To be able to reserve a gown for you in the right size we will need to know your height, you can fill this out in the graduation questionnaire.

Cap & Tassel

Stretch the cap to position it over your head. The correct angle of the graduation cap would be where the front tip appears on the center of your forehead, between your eyes. The elastic band should be centered on the back of the head. 

Secure the loop of the tassel onto the button located at the center top part of your cap. Tug gently on the tassel to make sure it’s firmly under the button.

According to tradition, the tassel is worn on the right side and moved to the left once you have received your diploma.


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