Each candidate is required to wear a cap, gown and tassel during the commencement ceremony. It is the responsibility of the graduate to wear appropriate academic regalia. Anyone who is not dressed properly will not be allowed to participate. Caps, gowns and tassels are available in the ASU Bookstore or may be purchased from a private store of the candidate’s choice.
The bookstore will be hosting a Graduation Fair April 2 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Center for convenient regalia ordering. During that time, students will be able to order all necessary regalia, invitations and diploma frames.
Academic Honor Cords
- Honors designations for candidates at commencement are based on the institutional GPA of work completed prior to the term of graduation.
- Candidates for bachelor’s degrees who have an institutional GPA of 3.50 or higher will receive an honor cord at graduation.
- The designations for academic honors are based on Angelo State University courses (institutional GPA): 3.50–3.69 GPA – cum laude; 3.70–3.89 GPA – magna cum laude; 3.90–4.00 GPA – summa cum laude.
- If you have any questions about whether you qualify to graduate with honors, please contact the dean of your college.
Other Academic Honors
Other academic honor societies may provide cords, ribbons or pins designating the achievements of their members.
Photos and USBs
Professional photographs and USB recordings of ASU’s graduation ceremonies are available for purchase.