Candidates for degrees at the University of Florida wear the black mortarboard with a tassel whose color is distinctive of the degree being received. For undergraduate students, the tassel should hang on the right side and moved to the left side after the receipt of the degree. Graduate students should place the tassel on the left side.
|Fisher School of Accounting||Aqua|
|College of Agricultural and Life Sciences||Maize|
|College of the Arts||Brown|
|M. E. Rinker School of Construction Management||Burnt Orange and Opal|
|Warrington College of Business||Drab|
|College of Dentistry||Lilac|
|College of Design, Construction and Planning||Blue Violet|
|College of Education||Light Blue|
|College of Engineering||Orange|
|The Graduate School||Black|
|College of Health and Human Performance||Sage Green|
|College of Journalism and Communications||Black and White|
|Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Purple|
|College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Art||White|
|College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sciences||Golden Yellow|
|College of Medicine||Green|
|College of Nursing||Apricot|
|College of Pharmacy||Olive Green|
|College of Public Health and Health Professions||Salmon|
|College of Veterinary Medicine||Gray|
The bachelor gown is black, full cut with long pointed sleeves.
The master gown is black with a closed sleeve and a slit near the upper part of the arm.
The doctoral gown may be blue or black with an open sleeve and velvet running down the front panels and cross bars on the sleeve. The trimming may be black or it may match the color of the velvet hood edging.
Students receiving specialist, engineer and master's degrees will receive their hoods when they pick up their regalia and should wear their hoods to the ceremony.
Doctoral degree candidates (Ph.D., Au.D., D.P.M., D.P.T., Ed.D) will not receive their hoods with their regalia. These hoods are delivered by the bookstore to the commencement location so that these candidates can be hooded during the ceremony.
The velvet color on an academic hood represents the degree earned. The lining of hoods worn by graduates of the University of Florida will be in the school colors of blue and orange. The lining of the hoods are folded outward.
We look forward to your participation in this very special time for the UF community, graduating students, their families and friends.
A faculty escort with more than one candidate walks to the right of the first candidate. Other candidates follow. If there is an even number of additional candidates, all walk in pairs; if an odd number, the final candidate follows single file.
If a doctoral candidate has more than one faculty escort, the second escort follows the first.
Escorts who are also Marshals are not able to accompany their candidates into the arena. These candidates should enter the arena single file and joined by their escorts when the doctoral candidates are called forward.