The high school has updated its graduation policy to forbid any type of alteration or enhancement to robes or mortar boards. Which approach do you favor? Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:53pm admin Choices Commencement is a community event based on tradition, the new policy is best. Commencement is a celebration for the graduates, they should be able to do what they want. Commencement should have some self-expression without losing the tradition. The old rules worked just fine.