The candidates for the graduation, who will enter the venue, are mostly accompanied by the feeling of unspeakable joy and unknown excitements in the hearts of these graduating students are mingled. The resounding cheers of their closest relatives, and almost moved by the tears of joy and emotional momentum are making their body to numb for a while. But as the tassel which is worn over the right side of the cap and at a designated time, will be moved so it is now hanging over the left side of the cap and as the master of the ceremony announced them as graduates, the tense is now exchanged with gratitude and a new expectation. In addition, this well-known tassel moving event in a graduation ceremony is like turning a page in a book, which signifies the beginning of a new chapter in the life of a student.
The tassel is frequently used as a graduation reminder. A number of students will acquire an extra tassel and suspend it from their rearview mirror, staple it up on a board, dangle it in their locker, or otherwise parade it during their home coming celebration. To the extent that smaller tassels are also obtainable in key chain.
Graduation gowns come with cords, these are fat ropes worn over the shoulders on the graduation gown and the ceremonial outfit in the front is hanging on it towards the left. Cords are used to distinguish honor students in the graduation ceremony. They are elected to match up with the graduation cap and graduation gown using school colors. For instance, if the colors of the school are dark and gold, likely the seniors will be wearing a black gown with gold cords.
Similar to Cords, stoles are strips of fabric worn all over the shoulders that the front of the graduation gown is hanging to it. Stoles are typically derived from a satin, shiny fabric. Like the Cords the Stoles are used to recognize students who have honors or a member of an organization. If the stoles are to be given as an honor, the school will provide the set, sometimes given at the different setting of commencement exercise, solely for honors. While Stoles designated as a membership award in an organization, like National Science Club or Philosophy Club, are needed to be procured by the student. Though, most of the clubs are giving a budget for the stoles, taking into consideration as a gift to the departing seniors, and as a token for their involvement. As part of their recognition rites schools also award medals to the most outstanding seniors, like the valedictorian or receiving from various departmental awards. It is suitable to put on these medals with the graduation cap and graduation gown in recognition of a student’s accomplishments.
Students sometimes think that wearing the proper graduation cap and graduation gown doesn’t matter. After all, the gown will be going to wrap everything. However, graduating students should give the effort to make a positive impression on this important day. And follow all school rules and dress guidelines will not be as hard as keeping your closet in place. Be polite enough to ask the proper guidelines in wearing the graduation caps and graduation gowns ahead of time, preferably at least one month before the actual graduation day.
A graduating student by then should already know what to do ahead of time, in how wear the graduation cap or graduation gown, by what color or specs or even what to accessorize. By your good efforts you can have the graduation day to the fullest.