Graduation Cords

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If you are interested in receiving a graduation cord, please complete the following steps:

  1. Determine which graduation cord you are eligible for;
  2. Click on the link below for application;
  3. Once submitted, the designated department will review your application;
  4. After submitting your application, please allow 24 hours for review before going to the designated department to verify approval and receive your ticket;
  5. Take the ticket issued to the bookstore to purchase your cord.  Cords are approximately $7 each.

NOTE: Veterans receive their cord free of charge. The Athletics Department purchases cords for qualified students.

                                                                                 GRADUATION CORDS INFORMATION

                                                                                       Click here for online application

Athletics (Gray)

Who

Varsity Athlete

Criteria

Graduating seniors who are rostered student-athletes on a varsity team.

Approved by

Coach

Campus Recreation Sport Club (Red)

Who

Club Athlete

Criteria

Documented active membership for minimum of one year on a Campus Rec sponsored club athletic team

Approved by

Campus Recreation & Club

Horizons (Royal Blue)

Who

Horizons Students

Criteria

Successful completion of the Explorations level of the program

Approved by

Horizons Staff (at CHLS) & Horizons Sponsor

James Farmer Multicultural Center (Purple)

Who

Anyone

Criteria

Documented active membership for minimum of one year in a JFMC sponsored student organization with a current roster on file in MyUMW

Approved by

JFMC & Club

Leadership (Green)

Who

Student Clubs/Designated Campus Wide Leadership Bodies/Student Employees

Criteria

A formal leadership position is not required for this cord. Please visit this link for more information on obtaining a Leadership Cord.

Approved by

Faculty Advisor or Supervisor

Service (Light Blue)

Who

Anyone

Criteria

Complete at least 50 hours of community service in the Fredericksburg area or on UMW sponsored trips while enrolled as a full time student. This cord is intended to highlight students who have a shown a commitment to service during their time at UMW and who have filled a greater community need.

**Community service does not equate to participation in an activity that you do not get paid for.

Hours served as part of an academic requirement, judicial sanction, or court ordered service do not qualify. Please visit this link for more information on how to obtain a Community Service Graduation Cord.

Approved by

CHLS Director of Service or COAR staff

Student Activities and Engagement (Orange)

Who

Anyone

 

Criteria

Documented active membership for minimum one year in an SAE approved organization or club with a current roster on file in MyUMW

Approved by

SAE

Veterans (Intertwined Red, White & Blue)

Who

Veterans

Criteria

Veteran status confirmed with the University (student declared veteran status on the university application or is using GI Bill benefits). Student picks up cord at the Bookstore after showing proof of identification.

 

No additional approval required