UT Tyler Student Success
Beginning with the Fall 2017 Commencement, graduates can wear any cord or stole they wish as long as it is from a UT Tyler recognized student organization or society. The only types of regalia items that may be worn during commencement are:
- honor cords from a UT Tyler recognized student organization/society, or from a UT Tyler College or Department
- stoles from a UT Tyler recognized student organization/society, or from a UT Tyler College or Department
- medals or medallions presented by a UT Tyler College or from the UT Tyler Honors Programs specifically for completion of degrees
Honors awarded by UT Tyler based on GPA are: Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude. Students earning these honors will receive the applicable honor cords on stage from a member of their College's faculty or administration during the Commencement ceremonies.
Students are responsible for obtaining all commencement items including caps, gowns, Master's/Doctoral hoods, cords and stoles and bringing them to commencement unless otherwise notified by their College. Caps, gowns and Master's/Doctoral hoods are available through the University Bookstore.