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Graduation Tam

List Price: $44.95

As low as: $42.45

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  • 10-49 $44.45
  • 50-99 $43.95
  • 100-249 $43.45
  • 250-499 $42.95
  • 500+ $42.45

Tam Details

  • Black Velvet, Raised Button
  • Small: 21" (Cap Size 6.5-7.0)
  • Medium: 23" (Cap Size 7.0-7.5)
  • Large: 24" (Cap Size 7.5-8.0)
  • Available in 4, 6 or 8-Sided

Graduation Tam

Our black tam is a high quality velvet hat ideal for college level students and professors. Specifically, this cap is typically used for faculty, PHD and Ed.S graduates. These tams have a plush, lifted top and a soft elastic band to fit your head comfortably. While these caps are flexible, we do offer three sizes to adhere to all head sizes and provide a fitted look.

Each tam is made of a soft, textured velvet with a lofty pile. We offer several variations of our tams with and without tassels. This particular tam has a raised button on the top center to securely attach any of our jumbo college tassels. The tams come in three shapes to meet any school's requirement: 4, 6, or 8 sided.

How Do I Wear my Tam?

  • 1. Take your tam out of its packaging and make sure it has the correct number of sides.
  • 2. Place the tam on your head. One of the corners should be facing forward bringing a point between your eyes.
  • 3. Adjust the top of the tam to have a slight tilt to the right. The top should have a slight puff to it.
  • 4. Add your tassel and position it to the left side of your head.

Fun Fact: If the school doesn’t have a preference on the amount of sides, take note of this: Traditionally, all tams were 8 sided. Most tall or large men look best in 8-sided tams. Short and stocky individuals may look better in a 4-sided tam since it is less round looking. Most average sized women and small to average sized men look best in a 6-sided tam, as it is very similar to the 8 sided tam but smaller and less round.

Tam Details

  • Rich Velvet Fabric in Black
  • Available in Small, Medium, and Large
  • Ideal for College Students & Faculty
  • Raised Button to Add any Jumbo Tassel
  • Choose between 4, 6, or 8 Sides
  • Form Fitting Elastic Band
  • What is a Tam? How is it different than a regular graduation cap?

    Tams are high-quality graduation caps used in place of the standard mortarboard. They are made of a high-end black velvet material with a soft poof-like top. The standard mortarboard is a polyester encased cardboard square that sits on top of the head. Mortarboards are traditionally used for primary and secondary school graduations. Tams, on the other hand, are typically used for higher-level graduations such as Ed.S and doctorate ceremonies (occasionally for masters).

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  • What is the difference between a 4 sided, 6 sided, and 8 sided tam?

    The different number of sides a tam possesses denotes the level of education the wearer of the tam earned. Four or six sided tams are most often used for Master’s graduates. Often the school decides which should be used, so always double-check before purchasing. Six-sided tams should be used for programs in between Masters and PHD such as Ed.S (education specialist) programs. Eight-sided tams are typically reserved for Doctoral programs.

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  • How do I know which size to choose?

    We offer three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. If you are unsure of your baseball cap size, you will need to measure your head using a tape measure. If you didn’t have a measuring tape on hand, you can use a string to wrap around the head then measure it with a ruler afterward. Tams have a stretchy elastic band that has some give but make sure you choose the size closest to your measurement.

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  • Why do you sell tams with a tassel and some without?

    Gold tassels are typically used with tams. However, some schools require their students to wear a tassel that represents their field of study. For this reason, GraduationSource offers a wide range of colors in our jumbo (bullion) tassels that can be purchased separately and added onto the plain tams.

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Orders with Expedited Shipping (2nd Day Air or Overnight) placed after 2:00 PM EST will not beginning processing until the next business day. FedEx deliveries are made on Standard Business Days Only (Monday - Friday, except holidays & weather permitting).

Order Handling Time

All Orders for “Stock Products” will ship out within 72 hours (3 business days), Orders placed using Express Shipping (2nd Day Air or Overnight) will ship out same day if placed before 2pm EST, otherwise, your order will ship the following business day.We offer Rush Shipping options which speed up your order handling time. Expidated Shipping options can be selected during the checkout process.

If your Order contains a “Custom” your Order Handling time will be 20 Business Days. (When ordering a “Custom” you will be prompted to “Confirm” that you are aware of our standard 20 Day Handling time.) There are no rush options available for orders with Special Order Products (custom products).

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If any item(s) are out of stock, we will inform you of the situation and let you know your options in terms of later delivery or alternate styles. We will ask whether you would like to proceed with your order or make changes to your order. No substitutions of items will be made without your prior consent. You also have the option to backorder your item(s).

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