|UMT Commencement Instructions to Graduates
|Cap, Gown and Hood
cap, gown and hood are required for the ceremony. They can be purchased
online. General guidelines
on how to wear your cap, gown and hood:
cap is worn flat on the head.
are usually worn on the right side and shifted to the left when
graduates receive their diplomas.
gown should fall midway between the knee and ankle.
hood should be placed over your head with the small tapered end
in front, so that it drapes off your shoulders and over
the back of your gown. The velvet side should be on the outside.
Be sure to turn out
the lining colors. To secure the hood, you could wear
the tie over the front of the hood or pin the hood to your gown
on the shoulders
using safety pins. One pin for each should adequately
secure the hood.
|What to Wear Under the Cap and Gown?
on what to wear under your cap and gown:
generally choose to wear long pants with dark colored dress shoes,
and a dress shirt with a tie under the gown.
generally wear a lightweight dress or a blouse and a skirt that
is shorter than the gown so it does not hang below the gown.
||Please arrive at
the General Gordon R. Sullivan Conference & Event Center one hour prior
to the Ceremony, on Saturday, 30 June 2018. Check-in is in the lobby of the
Center. All graduates must be checked-in
15 minutes prior to the Ceremony.
You will receive a card with your name at the sign-in area. The card will have
a number and your basic information on it. Please take some time to complete
the information on the card; the information on the card will be read as you
walk across the stage.
||Fifteen minutes prior to Commencement, you, along with the other
participating graduates, will line up for the procession into the theatre
according to the number on your card. UMT staff members will assist
with the process.
After you are lined up, please DO NOT rearrange your order in line. Once inside
the theatre, remember to keep your place and sit in your assigned seat before
and after going across the stage.
If a graduate shows up after the march has begun, he/she should go to the end
of the line, regardless of alphabetical order.
|| There is no rehearsal, but you must check-in before the
Ceremony to receive instructions and find your place in the graduate
||After the Ceremony and reception, the graduates will have the option
to participate in a group photo session at the Iwo Jima Memorial. The
Iwo Jima Memorial is less than a mile away from our reception site.
Shuttle services will be available for our graduates and guests.
Student Services at (800) 924-4883 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.