How to Wear a Graduation Cap and Tassel

There are a few rules for graduates to follow as they don their graduation ceremony attire.

Most schools require a cap and gown to be worn at the commencement ceremony, but many graduates struggle with the correct way to wear their cap and tassel.

The cap should be worn so that one of the points is directly in front, so that if looked at from above the cap would form a diamond on your head. Pull it down snugly so that the top of the cap is flat with your head. It shouldn't be pointing up or resting on top of a hairdo.

The tassel should be placed so that it hangs on the right side of your face. Once you have received your diploma, you should grab the tassel and turn it to the left side. Leave it in this position until you remove your cap after the ceremony.

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