What Side do Graduates Wear Their Tassels?

Undergraduate students should wear tassels on the right side of caps at the beginning of ceremonies, and after students are pronounced graduated, tassels are moved to the left side of the caps. Because graduate and professional students already have graduated (with a bachelor’s degree), they should wear tassels on the left side of caps, over their hearts, throughout commencement ceremonies. Faculty members and administrators also should wear tassels on the left side of caps during processions and commencement ceremonies.