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The Official UM stole can ONLY be purchased at Cap and Gown distribution at the Toppel Career Center ($25.00 each Credit Card only).

Only group orders of 10 Stoles or more for student organizations may be made in advance. For information about getting your Official University of Miami Stole group order of 10 or more professionally customized by Herff Jones, please contact Herff Jones Miami.

How does a graduate demonstrate appreciation for a person who helped turn the dream of a college education into a reality? Hasn’t every graduate had a special person who, through moral or financial support, made a big difference in his or her life? The Official University of Miami Stole offers an opportunity to say:
Thanks for helping me make it through.”
Thanks for making it possible for me to succeed.”
I didn’t do this alone.”

The Official University of Miami Stole is worn during the commencement ceremony. After the ceremony, the new graduate presents the The Official University of Miami Stole to someone who provided extraordinary help or support, i.e. parents, relatives, or mentors who have helped with wisdom, words of support or with financial assistance. Immediately after graduation, the graduate may take the stole from around his/her neck and place it around the neck of the recipient. More than one stole may be worn during commencement, symbolizing that there are multiple persons destined to receive The Official University of Miami Stole.

The Stole may also be worn (or carried) to lunch, dinner, or any special event where a presentation is appropriate. It may be placed around the neck of the recipient with words of thanks and possibly a toast. Recipients will never forget the kindness inherent in the recognition and sentimental feelings connected with being presented the Official University of Miami Stole. The fact that the presenter wears it during the commencement ceremony adds a very special element to an already touching gesture.

The Official University of Miami Stole may be decorated. Presenters often write a few words of love and appreciation on the back of the Stole using a permanent, fine tipped marker. Friends and family of the graduate may autograph the front or back. The Official University of Miami Stole is a lasting symbol of love, appreciation, and academic accomplishment.

In addition to making a presentation to someone special, the Stole can be kept by the graduate as a treasured reminder of time spent on a very special campus, with very special friends. Family and friends can inscribe words of pride and love with a permanent, fine-tipped marker. Their sentiments will only enhance this treasured keepsake. The Official University of Miami Stole becomes a lasting symbol of love, pride and academic accomplishment!

For Information, please contact the University of Miami Office of Commencement 305-284-1824 or e-mail us!

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