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How to Wear Graduation Tassels

02/03/2012 by Admin B

Graduation tassels are looped around the button on the top of the mortar board of the graduation cap.  When attached, the graduation tassel should hang down to the right side of the graduate wearing the graduation cap.  

Graduation tassels are moved from right to left when the school instructs the graduates to do so.  Some schools allow graduates to do this when handed their diplomas.  Others have an announcer or speaker instruct the graduates when to flip their tassels.  This is usually done at the conclusion of the ceremony.

It is important to know in advance which method your school or college will use.

For younger aged graduates such as those for kindergarten and preschool graduations it can be challenging to have the moving of the tassels portion of the ceremony.  Younger graduates usually find the tassel hanging from their cap a source of entertainment too tempting to resist.  This does, however, make for some fun family photos.