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UT Tyler Students Get New Look for Graduation Ceremonies

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October 23, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Agency Director
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

Regalia GraphicThe University of Texas at Tyler announced today a new design for student commencement caps and gowns. The new regalia features the university's new colors and patriotic new logo.

"The commencement ceremony is the single most important event at UT Tyler. It unifies our graduates, honoring them for their achievement and charging them to go out and make the world a better place," said Lucas Roebuck, vice president for marketing and chief communications officer. "The cap and gown themselves have perhaps the most symbolic significance of all the cultural artifacts one finds at graduation."

The new gowns are blue, UT Tyler's primary color. This color is associated with depth, stability and patriotism, representing a commitment to serve and sacrifice for others – the defining qualities of a true Patriot.

"Our new regalia represents the uniqueness of UT Tyler. We are the premier comprehensive, public university of East Texas. Using our university colors and logo set us apart from many universities that use the same standard color," said Dr. Amir Mirmiran, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Orange stripes are featured at the bottom of the undergraduate sleeves to represent the hands for service and down the center of the master's gown to represent the heart for sacrifice. The university T logo on the sleeves represent both Tyler and Texas and signifies UT Tyler's unique distinction as the only academic UT System school in the eastern region of the state.

The new regalia will debut at the 2018 fall commencement ceremonies in December. All students who participate in the ceremonies will wear the new regalia.

The university bookstore is currently taking regalia orders for fall commencement. For more information, call 903.566.7070.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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