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RAMDITION Through the Archway Ceremony Appropriate Attire 

RAMdition’s Through the Archway ceremony is a truly special event designed to instill a sense of pride, tradition, and accomplishment in the students who participate.

It is an opportunity to celebrate the huge step that our newest students are taking in their lives, both into adulthood and into a new and exciting collegiate experience. This occasion will be witnessed by many proud parents, families, and friends of our first-year students, and will be captured in pictures that will last a lifetime as they transition from lambs to Rams.

As such, an appropriate level of decorum and professionalism is expected of the participating students. We ask that each student do their best to adhere to the suggestions.

*WSSU CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH ATTIRE* If you are unable to find or purchase appropriate attire, please contact your Legacy Leader as soon as possible. S/he will work with the university to find the clothing and shoes that you need.

These photos show examples of appropriate student attire for this event.

Women wearing formal attire
Men wearing no jackets
Women wearing no jackets
Men wearing formal attire

Archway Attire May Include:

  • Solid black knee-length dress
  • Black pantsuit with a white shirt
  • Black skirt suit with a white shirt
  • Solid black dress pants with a white long-sleeved shirt *Your white long-sleeved dress shirt must be appropriate for wearing a necktie.
  • Solid black dress pants with a white blouse
  • Black dress shoes or sandals *Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing and walking for an extended period of time.

Students May NOT Wear:

  • Denim
  • Tee shirts
  • Athletic footwear
  • Inappropriately revealing clothing
  • Colors other than red, white, and black