Graduates are asked to arrive 45 minutes before their ceremony near the North Entry of Reed Arena.
They will begin line formation 30 minutes before the ceremony.
There is no advance rehearsal.
Stoles for honor graduates will be distributed during line-up before graduation. These stoles may be kept by the graduate after the ceremony.
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"The tassel may be worn over either the left or right temple.
Either side is acceptable, depending on the standard established by your school and as long as all members of the graduating class wear the tassel on the same side.
Some schools follow the tradition of transferring the tassel from one side to the other.
This is done after all diplomas have been awarded.
The entire class performs this in unison on a given signal."
Specifically at Texas A&M: The tassel is worn on the right side when going forward to receive the diploma. This practice has nothing to do with tradition or protocol standards. Instead the official reason is because of the photographer's camera angle--if the tassel were on the left side, it would appear in the middle of their face. Unlike some schools, Texas A&M does not have its graduates switch their tassels from one side to the other on cue. Instead, each graduate switches it as they approach the opposite end of the stage after receiving their diploma.