UT Tyler Office of Student Affairs
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 or stoles.
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.