There's no better feeling than moving that tassel from right to left of your cap as you stand with your fellow graduates. You’ll want to have all the right regalia as you walk across stage and take your all your graduation pictures.
There's a few things you can purchase with your cap and gown to show off your college pride:
- FIU class ring from Herff Jones
- Custom graduation t-shirt from Campus Clothing
- Grad Gift
- Panther Pride Pass (season tickets to FIU home games)
- Diploma frame
- Commencement Announcements
You can buy all of your gear at the FIU Barnes & Nobles bookstore. You may contact the store at 305-348-2691.
For undergraduate and graduate students, the best place to pick up all your regalia is at Commencement Fair where you can get discounted prices, a free formal graduation photo and free food.
Choosing Your Regalia
1. Pick Your Pack
The bachelor's cap and gown is blue and the master's and specialist's cap and gowns are black. The tassel, which is attached to the cap, is to be placed on the right side of your cap. Tassel color varies by your degree. All caps and gowns are made of 100% recycled materials.
Cap, Gown, Year Date Tassel, FIU Stole of Gratitude, Souvenir Tassel, Diploma Cover, Commencement Announcements with Ceremony Insert (Pack of 10), Official Class FIU Degree Frame, Panther Pride Pass, Grad Gift for Student Scholarships
Cap, Gown, Year Date Tassel, FIU Stole of Gratitude, Souvenir Tassel, Diploma Cover, Commencement Announcements with Ceremony Insert (Pack of 10), Panther Pride Pass, Grad Gift for Student Scholarships
Cap, Gown, Year Date Tassel, FIU Stole of Gratitude, Souvenir Tassel, Panther Pride Pass, Grad Gift for Student Scholarships
Cap, Gown, Year Date Tassel, FIU Stole of Gratitude, Panther Pride Pass, Grad Gift for Student Scholarships
Cap, Gown, Year Date Tassel, Panther Pride Pass, Grad Gift for Student Scholarships
Panther Pride Pass* - $5
Grad Gift for Student Scholarships - $5
Custom Souvenir Tassel - $12.99
Diploma Cover - $14.99
Honor Cord - $16.99
FIU Commencement Announcements with Ceremony Inserts (pack of 10) - $19.99
FIU Stole of Gratitude $29.99
Cap, Gown, Year Date Tassel - $54.99
*Panther Pride Pass provides 2 complimentary tickets to all home intercollegiate athletic events at FIU during the upcoming season.
2. Find Your Year Date Tassel Colors
Architecture - Blue Violet
Art Education - Light Blue
Arts and Sciences - White
Business - Drab
Communication Arts - Crimson
Criminal Justice - Peacock Blue
Doctoral Candidates - Gold
Economics - Copper
Education - Light Blue
Engineering and Computer Science - Orange
Fine Arts - White
Health Sciences - Green
All Master Candidates wear a hood with matching tassel color.
Health Service Administration - Green
Honors - Gold
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Navy Blue
International and Public Affairs - White
Mass Communication - Crimson
Music - Pink
Nursing - Apricot
Physician Assistant - Green
Public Administration - Peacock Blue
Public Health - Salmon
Social Work - Citron
Other - White
3. Find Your Hood (Doctoral Candidates Only)
All Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidates – Navy Blue
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) candidates – Light Blue
Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) candidates – Teal
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) candidates – Apricot
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) candidates – Green
All doctoral tassels are gold.
4. Find Any Special Adornments
Academic Honor Cords
The FIU Bookstore maintains a list of undergraduate students who, at the time that they applied for graduation, achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and who, when counting current term enrollment, will have earned at least 40 credits hours from FIU. Students who meet these criteria will be allowed to purchase an honor cord to be worn over their regalia during Commencement. If you believe that we inadvertently omitted your name from the list, please contact the Office of the Registrar. Please note that students with “exceptions to walk” will not be eligible for honor cords.
There are three available cords:
- GPA 3.5 - 3.699 – Cum Laude white cord
- GPA 3.7 - 3.899 – Magna Cum Laude silver cord
- GPA 3.9 - 4.0 – Summa Cum Laude gold cord
Academic Honors Society Stoles and Medallions
Students who are members of certain honors societies may be able to wear adornments specific to that society. Contact your honor society for find out if they offer academic stoles or medallions. These items are not for sale at the FIU Barnes & Noble bookstore.
Stole of Gratitude
The stole of gratitude is a gift of thanks graduates can give to any individuals who provided them with extraordinary support throughout his or her college career. The stole is meant to be worn by the individual, not the graduate, during the ceremony.
Any other non-academic stoles, cords, medallions or other adornments are not permitted. Altering of academic gowns is also not permitted, and will not be allowed to enter the Convocation Center.
5. Plan your Outfit
Read the dress code in Policy & Security when planning what to wear underneath your regalia for commencement. We ask that graduates bring their cap and gown in hand and put it on only after they enter the arena and clear security. No one will be allowed to enter the arena wearing regalia.