Graduation Attire

Graduates can make sure they look their best at graduation (and in the photos and videos of the event) by following these guidelines.


  • Consider wearing a dress, skirt, or pants with a pocket
  • Consider plain black flats or low heels like those you’d wear to a business interview. You will be walking and standing, and they'll be easier on your feet than higher heels
  • Keep your jewelry simple
  • Do not wear a suit jacket under academic attire
  • Do not wear corsage on your robe


  • Wear dark dress pants (black, gray or navy)
  • Solid-colored long-sleeve shirt
  • Dark dress shoes and dark socks
  • Tie
  • Do not wear a suit coat under academic attire