Saturday, March 28, 2009

Graduation Days Call for Graduation Dress Protocol

As an academician, I attend graduation rites every year. Thi is indeed part of any academic institution to formally award the rights and duties of any graduate from his respective degree.


With my administrator-colleagues, all with master's degree:
Ms. Dolly (right) - Graduate of MA on English, Ms. Piccio-(2rd from the right) - Graduate of Law, Me (2nd from the left)-Graduate of Masters in Public Administration, and Ms. Joy (left) - Graduate of MA Nursing
behind us are the Nursing graduates on peach hood
Different schools may have different styles and trends for academic gowns but the required basic dress protocol for any graduate should be the ones given below. The academic gowns vary also in color since these follow the protocol of the school.

For a bachelor degree:
1. academic gown
2. hood with department and school's color
3. cap (normally of rectangle type)

For a masteral degree:
1. academic gown
2. hood with department and school's color (and normally with 2 stripes on the sleeves)
3. cap (normally a round edge one)

For a doctoral degree:
1. academic gown
2. hood with department and school's color (and normally with 3 stripes on the sleeves)
3. cap (normally a round edge one)

For the meaning and history of these academic gowns, read here.

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