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Dress & Conduct

All degree candidates participating in the Commencement ceremony will be required to wear the academic regalia significant to their degree.

  • Traditional black regalia will be worn by all graduates and may not be altered, modified or decorated in any way.
    • The top of the cap may be decorated, please practice discretion when decorating.
  • Cap, gown, and tassel can be purchased at the NMSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore or online.
  • University approved and issued Honor Cords and Stoles may be worn at the Ceremony.
  • You will be required to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances, and use stairs/ramps.
  • For more information on how to purchase your crimson cord for Crimson Scholars, please visit the Honors College.
  • Undergraduate Candidates will wear tassels on the right side.
  • Master’s, Educational Specialist, and doctoral candidates will wear tassels on the left side.
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