Please review the chart below for information about each type of involvement cord. Most offices listed below will have a list of eligible seniors. For the campus/club involvement, leadership, and sport clubs, club presidents and student employee managers will be asked to submit the names of eligible seniors for a list shared with the UMW Bookstore.
If you are interested in receiving a graduation cord, please complete the following steps:
- Determine which graduation cord you are eligible for;
- Make sure you are eligible through the appropriate office;
- Stop by the Bookstore starting in mid-March to purchase the cords you are eligible for. Bookstore staff will ask you for your name to verify the list they have been given.
Email questions to SAE@umw.edu.
GRADUATION CORDS INFORMATION
|Athletics (Grey)||Varsity Athlete||
The Department of Athletics purchases cords for qualified student-athletes. The cords are silver in color and will be distributed by the sport coaches.
To receive a student-athlete cord from the Department of Athletics, the student-athlete will need to have completed two seasons of eligibility or have been on the roster for the entire fall and spring semester of their senior year.
|Campus Recreation Sport Club (Red)||Club Athlete||Documented active membership for minimum of one year on a Campus Rec sponsored club athletic team. Contact Campus Recreation with questions.|
|James Farmer Multicultural Center (Purple)||Anyone||Documented active membership and effective leadership (e.g., assisted in the planning and implementing of multicultural/diversity and social justice educational programs) for a minimum of one year in a JFMC-sponsored student organization with a current roster on file in myUMW or with a JFMC-sponsored diversity or social justice initiative. Contact the JFMC with questions.|
|Leadership (Green)||Student Club Leader/Student Employees||Holds a position of leadership either in on-campus employment (ie. coordinator, manager, supervisor, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, etc.) or a student club (ie. executive board officer). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.|
|Service (Light Blue)||Anyone||Students who complete at least 30 hours of community service are eligible to receive the Community Service graduation cord. A student must complete at least 30 hours of community service in the greater Fredericksburg region or on UMW sponsored trips while enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. Some on-campus service is included. To apply for the Community Service cord for graduation, visit the CCE webpage or fill out this form. Questions? Email Amanda Ronay at email@example.com.|
|Campus/Club Involvement (Orange)||Anyone||Documented active membership for minimum one year in an ICA-recognized organization or club with a current roster on file in myUMW or student employee in an on-campus position. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.|
|Veterans (Intertwined:Red, White & Blue)||Veterans||For Veterans and Active Military Personnel. Cords are sponsored by UMW and can be picked up in the Transfer and Off-Campus Student Services Office in University Center 320B. Email email@example.com for more information.|