Study Away/International Sashes for Graduation Ceremonies

The Office of Global Education sponsors the study away/international sash program for graduation ceremonies. Select individuals qualify to wear sashes over their graduation gowns. Each sash can depict one to four foreign country/state flags. The commencement brochure will contain a description and explanation of the sash program, with a list of represented countries/states. We are excited about this program and the opportunity to highlight our study away and international students and faculty.


Graduating seniors who…

  • Participated in a Study/Teach/Intern Away UMF approved program or Faculty-Led Short Term Travel course. This includes Semester Abroad, Student Teach Abroad/Away*, National Student Exchange and Faculty-Led Short Term Travel courses
  • Are foreign-born nationals

*Students marching in May who will complete student teaching abroad/away the following fall semester as their final degree requirement ARE eligible.

Faculty and Administrators participating in graduation ceremonies who…..

  • Are foreign-born nationals
  • Have participated in a UMF formal teaching experience abroad (includes a semester, shorter/multiple/repeat terms)
  • Have led a short term travel course abroad or domestic
  • Spent a semester studying abroad while in college/earned a degree abroad
How to Order:
  1. Visit the VisionWear website
  2. Select your product – search under Graduation Sashes
  3. Add product to cart
  4. Enter the UMF discount code  – a code unique to our campus that will provide students with a $5.00 discount on their order. Request the code from Office of Global Education –
  5. Select Apply Coupon and then proceed to checkout
IMPORTANT: Only orders processed using the UMF discount code will be included in the commencement brochure country/state list. Be sure to request the discount code before you are ready to order!

Sashes will be shipped directly to students’ individual domestic residential addresses.

Order by April 8 to guarantee delivery in time for graduation!