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Regalia Information

All graduates and participating faculty members must wear academic apparel as designated by the American Council of Education. Academic apparel consists of a cap, gown, and tassel.

The following is an example of the attire that is appropriate to wear with the academic apparel:

  • Men: solid color dress shirts, dark neckties, dark trousers, black shoes, and socks.
  • Women: skirts, dresses, or pant suits with comfortable dress shoes.

The following should not be worn:

  • Jeans, t-shirts, shorts, flip flops, costume jewelry, corsages, and political symbols.

Academic apparel may be purchased from the bookstores. Academic apparel must be purchased prior to the day of graduation. The bookstores are closed during graduation.

The Middletown bookstore will be open until 1 p.m. on May 9 for last minute purchases.

The Fauquier bookstore will be closed May 10.


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