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Graduation Apparel

Commencement ceremonies originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 will be postponed until a later date yet to be determined as Jefferson College is taking precautionary steps to protect the safety of all students, community members and employees in light of the national state of emergency related to COVID-19. 

Caps and Gowns: Gowns may be picked up any time after paying your graduation fee at the cashier’s window and applying for graduation. The cap and gown are included in your graduation fee so there will be no further charge when you pick it up.

It is highly recommended that you remove your gown from the plastic, cool iron or steam the gown, check the fit of the cap, and verify that you have a black tassel. Any apparel problems should be brought to the attention of a Bookstore associate ASAP.

Wear your cap and gown to the commencement ceremony. Changing rooms are not available.

Your cap and mortarboard should sit on your head horizontal to the ground, not perched at an angle. The tassel hangs on the right.

The cap and gown are yours to keep. Do not return them at the end of the ceremony.

The gown may not be decorated with anything other than the approved cords/stoles/pins. Cap decorations must be in good taste or it will be replaced at Commencement.

Approved ornamentation:

Students graduating with honors (3.50 or higher) Gold Honor Cords
Honors Program Graduates Purple Cords
Phi Theta Kappa Stole/Cord/Tassel/Pin
Veteran Status Red-White-Blue Cord
Radiologic Technology Honor Society Forest Green Cord
Nursing  Program Pins
Occupational Therapy Assistant  Program Pin
Physical Therapist Assistant  Program Pin
Radiologic Technology Program Pin
Veterinary Technology  Program Pin
Early College Program Graduates Royal Blue Cords