Full academic regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please make sure you fill out this portion of the Intent to Graduate form correctly to ensure proper fitting of your gown.
Bachelor’s degree students will receive a gown, cap and apricot tassel. You may decorate your cap how you would like, making sure to keep your décor appropriate and tasteful. The College reserves the right to remove any caps that do not follow our values.
Master’s degree students will also receive a hood. You are asked to bring your hood for ceremony practice directly following the Breakfast Social.
All graduates are asked to remove your gown from the plastic and try it on as soon as you receive it. Please note: gowns fit each person differently due to body styles. The bottom of the gown should rest anywhere between your knees and ankles. The arms may cover your hand, but shouldn’t be any longer than the tips of your fingers. The body of the gown may or may not have extra room. Should you have any concerns regarding fit, please contact the Development & Public Relations office at (920) 433-6654 or in person on the 2nd floor of the College, room 239.
Those that qualify for honors should have a set of apricot cords with their regalia at pick up. If you do not, please bring it to our attention. If you belong to the Kappa Pi or Lambda Nu honor society, you should have cords coming from a Bellin College faculty member. Ask your Dean if you do not have them.