Another pet peeve of mine...
Mortarboard - The correct way to wear a mortarboard (cap) is on the top of the head, with the “board” parallel to the floor, flat on top of the head, (not hanging off the back of the head). The tassel is worn on the right side for the beginning of the commencement ceremony. At the end of the commencement ceremony, graduates will be directed to move their tassels to the left side of their caps.
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