Announcements, Caps, Gowns, Honor Cords, + Stoles

Dress for Success

Caps, gowns, honor cords, and stoles will be available for the first time at the Senior Countdown Event on April 19, 2018. Students are encouraged to get their regalia at this event. If you are unable to attend Senior Countdown, these items will all be available at the University Bookstore.

Purchase announcements from the University Bookstore, or visit Herff Jones at to see their full line of announcements, rings, frames, stoles, and other accessories. For more information call 715-836-2171. 

Honor Cords

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 April 14th for a special order option.

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