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Tassels & Laudes: A College Graduation Cheat Sheet

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Graduation season is almost upon us. If you’ve been invited to a college graduation, you will find yourself in a sea of robes and tassels in various styles and colors.

The colorful array is unexpected for those who have only attended high school graduations. And even if you’ve attended a few college graduations, you may not know what all of those colors and styles represent.

College Graduation Ceremony Cheat Sheet

Here’s a cheat sheet to help you decode the fashion statements at this year’s college graduations, along with some interesting facts about the history of graduation traditions.

Tassels & Laudes Infographic


1 thought on “Tassels & Laudes: A College Graduation Cheat Sheet”

  1. Corinne, thank you for sharing this information. I’ve always wondered about the meanings of different aspects of graduation but never took the time to look it up. I find it fascinating that there are so many different color hoods. I’ll be paying much closer attention at the next graduation that I attend.


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