Black cap and gown are required if participating in the Diploma Ceremony.
You can purchase cap, gown, tassels, stoles, announcements and more from Herff Jones at www.herffjones.com/college/uwec.
Limited supplies will also be available for purchase from the University Bookstore. For more information call 715-836-2171.
Gold Cords: Academic distiction based on scholastic record.
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.
Silver Cords: Honor Society Members
Members of an honor society can wear the silver cords. A list of UW-Eau Claire honor societies can be found on this website.
Red, White and Blue Cords: Active Military or Veterans
Green Cords: Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cords
Students must have accumulated a total of 10 points or more over the course of their undergraduate career, based on the critera found on the SOS website.
International stoles can represent the country of origin for a student or the academic accomplishments of a student that has studied abroad. 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 for a special order option.
Stoles of Gratitude:
A stole of gratitude can be worn during the commencement ceremony. After the ceremony, the new graduate presents the stole to someone who provided help or support during their college journey, like parents, relatives, or mentors who have helped with wisdom, words of support, or with financial assistance.