Study Abroad Graduation Sash

Those who studied abroad as a UNC Charlotte student are eligible to purchase a Study Abroad Graduation Sash to wear during commencement with their host country flag(s) printed on it! The OEA purchases these sashes from a third party and collects orders each fall and spring semester.

Cost of Sash

Costs for May 2019 graduates:

  • 1 sash with 1 country: $32.00
  • 1 sash with 2 countries: $42.00
  • 1 sash with 3 countries: $52.00
  • 1 sash with 4 countries: $62.00

How to Submit Order

  1. Fill out the Study Abroad Graduation Sash order form (for May 2019 Graduates)
  2. Submit payment (see below)

The order form and payment must be received by March 17th, 2019


How to Submit Payment

  • After you have submitted your order, you must submit payment before the deadline or your order will not be processed. To do so, go to the OEA's Direct Payment Website and follow these instructions:
    • Click the credit card graphic where it says "Education Abroad Payments"
    • Enter the amount exactly as listed above as it pertains to the type of graduation sash you ordered
    • Enter your name and information
      • For study abroad program, enter "Graduation Sash"
      • For program term and year, enter the semester and year you are graduating
  • We will confirm your order via email once we receive payment. Please allow 2-3 business days to receive this email confirmation

Graduation Sash FAQs

  1. When will I receive the graduation sash? The sashes will be shipped to the Office of Education Abroad 2-3 week before commencement. Students who have submitted (and paid) orders will be notified via email when the sashes have arrived and will be communicated pick-up instructions
  2. What if I don't order a graduation sash by the date above? You can buy a graduation sash individually from Vision Wear (however, by ordering through OEA, a group discount is applied and it is cheaper overall)
  3. What if I'm graduating next semester or next year, should I buy a graduation sash now or later? The Office of Education Abroad collects orders for graduation sashes in the fall and spring semester. You can order a graduation sash whenever you'd like.

Sash Pick-Up Disclaimer

Students who order & pay for a sash but does not pick it up within 2 semesters (approximately 1 year) from time of delivery to the OEA will forfeit their order and will not receive a refund.