why do we move the tassel on the graduation cap to the other side after we graduate?
- MhLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Traditionally, the moving of the tassel at graduation is called, "turning the tassel" or "the turning of the tassel ceremony." It symbolizes one's transition from candidate to graduate. Standard protocol in the US dictates that the tassel be worn on the right side of one's mortarboard at commencement and then, during the ceremony, moved to the left side. Teachers and administrators at commencement place their tassels on the left.Source(s): wiki answers
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The right side is an undergraduate students and the left side is a graduate students.
The movement of the tassel is symbollic of you changing from one group to the other.
In College this moving of the tassel does not usually happen and it is a custm prevolent mainly in the US.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortarboard
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- loriLv 71 decade ago
Tradition. Crossing over from student to graduate.Source(s): graduated a few times
- 1 decade ago
That's a good question.
I just graduated and thought the same thing.
I'm pretty sure my entire class did it wrong though if it's supposed to be from right to left. Woops.
- kje!Lv 51 decade ago
to signify that you moved on with one part of your life and are starting a new one
awh, they guy i like is graduating right now!!!!!
i'm going to miss him so much!
- 1 decade ago
I don't know what it is suposed to symbolize but I just follwed what they said to do.