Important Notice

Please keep in mind that you must apply to receive your degree regardless of if you are participating in any ceremonies.

Required Graduation Regalia Attire (Cap, Gown, Etc.) 

Each graduate participating in the graduation ceremonies is required to wear the official university-approved and branded graduation regalia.  Graduates will be able to purchase regalia at 'UVU Grad Fest' at a discounted price or through Jostens online. Additional items such as college/school stoles, zipper pulls, program distinction cords, academic honors medallions, and other graduation-related items can also be purchased.  See below for more information.

 

 

Regalia Ordering Options

(Information about Honors Medallions and Program Distinction Cords can be found at the bottom of the page.)

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Order UVU Approved Regalia Online at Jostens.com

For all processing and shipping questions call Jostens at (1-800-854-7464)

Some restrictions may apply.

 

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SAVE THE DATE: March 2023 for UVU GRAD FEST!

Come get 20% off on all graduation cap and gown packages, diploma frames, rings, announcements, UVU alumni apparel, and more!

For more information visit this site starting in January 2023: https://www.uvu.edu/graduation/ordercapandgown/

All graduation cap and gown packaged items are required attire to walk in the UVU Graduation Ceremonies.

 

 

Graduation Attire and Requirements

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Required Graduation Regalia (Academic Dress)

Undergraduate Regalia

  • Cap (Mortarboard): Green
  • Cap Tassel: Green and white with miniature UVU seal charm
  • Gown: Green with white UVU monogram logo on left sleeve
  • University Sash: White fabric base with green trim and UVU logos (UVU seal left side, UVU monogram right side)
  • College/School Stole: Platinum white fabric base with the mascot on the right and the college/school's name on the left
  • Zipper Pull: Silver metal regalia zipper pull featuring full-color UVU logo

Master's Regalia

  • Cap (Mortarboard): Black
  • Cap Tassel: Green and white with miniature UVU seal charm
  • Gown: Black with green UVU monogram logo on left sleeve (differs from undergraduate cap and gowns, has extended sleeves and button to fasten hood)
  • University Sash: Green fabric base with white trim and UVU logos (UVU seal left side, UVU monogram right side)
  • College/School Stole: Platinum white fabric base with the mascot on the right and the college/school's name on the left
  • Hood: Green and black, with velvet color based on your college or school
  • Zipper Pull: Silver metal regalia zipper pull featuring full-color UVU logo

All Regalia Attire

Cap / Mortarboard

The mortarboard (the square part of the cap) should be worn flat on the head. Caps should not be worn on the back of the head.  The front of the cap is indicated on the inside of the crown. Undergraduate are green and Masters are black in color.  See cap tassel for more details.

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Cap Tassel

All cap tassels are green and white with a metal university seal charm attached at the clasp.  The mascot charm is an upgrade that can be purchased at Grad Fest.

Before commencement, your tassel should be worn on the right side of your cap. During commencement, you will be instructed to move your tassel to the left side.  For convocation, your tassel should be worn on the left side unless otherwise instructed by your convocation representative.

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College / School Stole

* SPECIAL NOTICE: The College of Engineering and Technology and College of Humanities and Social Science stoles are SOLD OUT. Graduates may still order those through Jostens.com, but they may not ship in time for graduation day.

 

Your college/school stole represents the college or school affiliated with your degree. The stole is platinum white with the mascot on the right and the college/school's name on the left and should be evenly draped over the shoulders, facing forward down the front of the gown and placed on top of the UVU sash.

Stole options include: School of Education, Woodbury School of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health and Public Service, Smith College of Engineering and Technology, University College, School of the Arts, and the College of Science.

(Find the college or school for your major.)

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UVU Sash

The UVU sash is required to be worn at commencement and convocation ceremonies. Masters' sashes are green with white trim, embroidered with UVU logos. Undergraduate sashes are white with green trim, embroidered with UVU logos. The sash should be evenly draped over the shoulders, facing forward down the front of the gown and placed underneath the college/school stole.

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Gown Zipper Pull

Silver-toned enamel, metal regalia zipper pull featuring full-color UVU Seal or Mascot logos, 1.5" inches in diameter.

zipper pull options

Graduation Gown / Robe

Gowns are the main robe attire honoring your dedication at commencement.

Undergraduate gowns are a specific forest green material with the UVU monogram logo embroidered on the left sleeve.

Masters gowns are black with the UVU monogram logo embroidered on the left sleeve and differ slightly from the undergraduate gown shown in green.  Hoods are for master graduates only and the velvet color on top is associated with your college / school's official color. Please refer to the directions on the packaging, for how to appropriately wear the hood.

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Masters Hoods

approved academic hood colors 

Academic Honors Medallions

* SPECIAL NOTICE: The Summa Cum Laude Medallions are SOLD OUT (online & in-person).  Medallions will be available again at next year's UVU Grad Fest.

Medallions visually represent your academic achievement. The front of the medallion is engraved with the official UVU seal. The medallion color (bronze, silver, or gold) correlates with the honors type.  The medallion is worn over the gown, facing forward, under the sash and stole.

* Academic honors are not awarded for certificates, diplomas, or masters due to the low number of residency credit hours required.  Purchase of medallions and eligibility information are found below.

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Program Distinction Cords

Cords visually represent specific UVU approved programs, organizations, chapters, distinctions or other affiliations (collectively referred to as "program") you had during your time at UVU.  The cord color correlates with the program type (See assigned colors below.)  All cords are doubled (two cords tied together by a knot). Cords are evenly draped over the neck, facing forward down the front of the gown, worn over the sash and stole.

Purchasing options for program distinction cords are found below.

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UVU Approved Cord Colors

 

Additional Regalia Information

Caring for Your Gown

 

For the best appearance, the gown should be removed from the package immediately after purchase and placed on a hanger to allow the folds to fall out. Steaming the gown or hanging the gown in a high humidity area, will accelerate the process.  Ironing is not recommended and may damage the regalia.

Decorating Your Cap

Social Responsibility

The 'Elements Collection' regalia (cap, gown, and hood shell) is made from fabric fiber biobased product created from wood sourced exclusively from renewable, managed forests, which has been shown in scientific tests to biodegrade under controlled conditions.*  Also, the Eco-Zip™ coil zipper tape and teeth are made from 100% recycled PET.

*In a laboratory test conducted by an independent testing facility in accordance with ASTM D5511 and ISO 15985, biodegradation of 85.5% was achieved within 2 months under specific temperature and humidity conditions. Results under different conditions or at landfills in your area may vary and continued decomposition rates are unknown. 

Grads 'Give Back' Program

With each purchase of Jostens 'Elements Collection' caps and gowns, Jostens will donate to UVU causes that give back to our environment. Graduates can participate, by dropping off their regalia card at UVU Grad Fest or by entering the regalia's hangtag number online.

Enter your cap and gown hangtag number here: Jostens.com.

Academic Honor Medallions and Program Distinction Cords

Academic honors medallions are available for eligible and qualifying graduates (excluding Summer 2023 participants). You may purchase a medallion even if you do not plan on participating in the graduation ceremonies.

* Within the online ordering form, there will be a pickup option for your medallion at UVU Grad Fest or it can be shipped directly to you.

* Please note: UVU Honors Program, Dean's List, etc. are separate from academic honor medallions.

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Academic Honors Medallions

Academic Honor Medallions ($25) 

Medallions are a great way to visually represent your academic achievement (hard work to obtain great grades in your UVU classes). The front of the medallion is engraved with the official UVU seal. The medallion color (bronze, silver, or gold) correlates with the honors type.

Who Can Purchase a Medallion?

Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible to purchase an academic honors medallion within the online order form:

  • Graduated in Summer 2022, Fall 2022 ...OR... Applied to graduate in Spring 2023...
  • with an Associate or Bachelor degree program... (*NOTE: Masters, certificates, and diplomas do not acquire enough UVU credits to qualify.)
  • and a 3.6+ UVU Cumulative GPA (at the end of your graduating semester; Spring 2023 applicants GPA based on Fall 2022 semester).
    • Associate Honors - Silver: 3.60-3.79
    • Associate High Honors - Gold: 3.80-4.00
    • Bachelor Cum Laude - Bronze: 3.60-3.79
    • Bachelor Magna Cum Laude - Silver: 3.80-3.89
    • Bachelor Summa Cum Laude - Gold: 3.90-4.00

How Can I See If I'm Eligible to Purchase a Medallion?

The online order form will only allow eligible graduates/students to purchase a medallion and will indicate which medallion they may purchase.

If you would like to check your status before accessing the online order form, you can do so by looking at your unofficial Academic Transcript: 

  1. Login to my.uvu.edu using your UVID and password. (If needed, there are links on the myUVU page for you to lookup your UVID and recover/reset your password. For additional help logging into myUVU, contact the IT Service Desk at servicedesk@uvu.edu or 801-863-8888.)
  2. Click Students or Former Students in the submenu
  3. Click My Academic Records
  4. Click Unofficial Academic Transcript
  5. Select Transcript Level Undergraduate
  6. Click Submit
  7. Your Unofficial Academic Transcript will be displayed
    • If your Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 degree has been awarded, it will show near the top of your transcript under "DEGREES AWARDED" with "Graduated" and any honors if awarded (Honors, High Honors, Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude).
    • If your Fall 2022 degree has not yet been awarded, it will show near the top of your transcript under "DEGREES AWARDED" with "Applied to Graduate" and a blank "Degree Date". 
    • If you're a Spring 2023 graduation applicant, Spring 2023 grades won't be finalized until after the graduation ceremonies so you can purchase a medallion now based on your Fall 2022 UVU Cumulative GPA. In the academic transcript, verify all grades have been posted through Fall 2022 semester then verify your UVU Cumulative GPA for Fall 2022 is 3.60 or higher. If your academic honors eligibility/type changes after your Spring 2023 degree is awarded by the UVU Graduation Office, you can bring your medallion to the UVU Alumni Office and exchange it.
    • If you're a Summer 2023 graduation applicant, you are participating on an exception basis and are not eligible for academic honors recognition during the 2023 ceremonies. If your degree is awarded with honors, you will be eligible to purchase honors in Spring 2024.

More Honors/Medallion Questions?

If you have questions regarding your academic honors, please contact graduation@uvu.edu. If you have questions about purchasing or exchanging a medallion, please contact alumni@uvu.edu.

Program Distinction Cords

Program Distinction Cords  

Cords are a great way to visually represent a specific UVU program, organization, chapter, or other affiliation (collectively referred to as "program" hereafter for ease of reference) you had during your time at UVU.  The cord color correlates with that specific program type. All cords are doubled (two cords tied together mid-cord, by a knot).

Cords Available for Purchase by Graduates: 'I AM UVU' - LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP ($25 donation or more)

Make a difference, leave a legacy, and inspire first-generation students to follow in your footsteps by supporting the 'I AM UVU' legacy scholarship. Purchase your black graduation cord for $25 by clicking the link below or purchasing one at Grad Fest.  Cords may be picked up at Grad Fest.

'I AM UVU' Legacy CORD 

Cords Provided by Programs

Ceremony eligible graduates, who have officially participated under one or more of the following programs, can receive a program distinction cord. Please check with your UVU program coordinator to determine if they have additional criteria you must meet in order to receive their program distinction cord.

Cords for Members of National Honor Societies

Consult your National Honor Society program coordinator to determine where to purchase these cords below. Some examples of national honor societies are below:

What If My UVU Program Isn't Listed?

Your program coordinator can contact UVU's Office of Trademarks and Licensing for approval and regalia guidelines.