Black cap and gown are required. If you already have a black cap and gown you are welcome to use that.
You can purchase cap, gown, tassels, stoles, announcements and more at Herff Jones at www.herffjones.com/college/uwec. Deadline for ordering is March 27. Avoid shipping charges by having it delivered to the university. Those items will be available for you to pick up at Senior Countdown.
Limited supplies will also be available for purchase from the University Bookstore. For more information call 715-836-2171.
Graduation with distinction is being conferred on those graduates who have an outstanding scholastic record (GPA). You may purchase GOLD cords based on the following GPA's. Cum Laude (3.2), Magna Cum Laude (3.5), and Summa Cum Laude (3.8). This GPA is based on the semester just prior to Commencement and both your UWEC (Resident) GPA and your Total (all college credits) GPA must be above 3.2 in order to wear GOLD cords at Commencement.
If you are a member of an honor society but are NOT graduating with a GPA distinction listed above, then you will wear the SILVER cords.
If you are a military veteran you are eligible to wear red/white/blue honor cords.
If you studied abroad, please consider purchasing a stole to represent that country. The following countries are available at the University Bookstore for purchase: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America. If your country is not on this list, please contact the Bookstore before November 15th for a special order option.