Tassel Placement

Bachelor's candidates: Place tassel on right side of mortarboard (your cap). Following conferral of degree, place tassel on left side.

Master's candidates: Place tassel on left side of mortarboard.


Wear it squarely on top of the head, board parallel to the floor; not cocked to one side, forward or back.

Fourragères (Honor Cords)

Fourragères should be worn pinned to the left shoulder of your gown. Pin the fourragères halfway between the shoulder seam and the collar. The loop will drape over the outside of the sleeve with two cords hanging in front and two in back of the sleeve. Your arm should NOT go through the loop.