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Caps, Gowns & Announcements
Academic regalia is required in order to participate in the university's commencement ceremony. Regalia can be purchased through and may not be altered, modified, or decorated in any way. Rental of cap and gown is not available. All cap and gowns must be purchased.

Undergraduate Students Receiving Honors
The Office of the Registrar will contact each student via email if they are eligible to receive graduation honors. Students qualified to receive graduation honors may submit their order for honor cord via Honor cord designation is as follows: cum laude: white honor cord, magna cum laude: silver/gray honor cord, and summa cum laude: gold honor cord. The bookstore will have a corresponding list of eligible students receiving honors sent by the Office of the Registrar to verify honor cord orders. For more information on honors please visit the honors page.


For more information, please contact the Highlands main campus Bookstore at 505.454.3598, or your designated center bookstore.