Where do I get my cap and gown?
To order your cap and gown, please visit Southern Recognition at: https://srgrad.com/collections/west-coast-university
Academic regalia is required for your participation in the University Commencement Ceremonies. Cap and gown purchase is not available on the day of the ceremony. Business casual attire is recommended underneath the gown.
California Fall order deadline: October 7, 2022
Miami order deadline: September 16, 2022
Texas order deadline: September 16, 2022
How do you wear a mortarboard?
Place the cap on your head so the point is in the front, about 1 inch above the eyebrows. Your mortarboard should be worn level on your head, and the tassel should be placed on the right side.
How do you iron a graduation gown?
If you choose to iron your graduation gown, here are a couple of quick tips:
What side do you wear your graduation cap tassel?
Wear your graduation tassel on the right side of your mortarboard. When you have received your diploma, you will be told to flip your tassel to the left side!
How do you wear honor cords?
Here’s how to properly wear your graduation honor cord(s):
How do your wear a post-graduate hood?
To wear your graduation hood, follow these tips:
International Education: Silver
Sigma Theta Tau: Purple and White
Veteran: Red, White, and Blue
The silk lining of the hood bears the color or colors of the institution from which the wearer has graduated. The official colors for West Coast University are teal and white. The color of the velvet band around the hood shows the department in which the wearer earned a degree.
Dental Hygiene: Purple
Public Health: Salmon Pink
Health Administration: Sage Green
Occupational Therapy: Slate Blue
Pharmacy: Olive Green
Physical Therapy: Sage Green