ACADEMIC REGALIA
(the gowns)

Your convocation gown — the hood showing the colours associated with your degree — is the academic dress you wear during the ceremony. All participants, including faculty on stage, wear academic regalia. 

Academic regalia

The gown, the hood: you will look great at convocation! Regalia, or academic dress, is worn by all participants in the ceremonies, including members of the faculty on stage.

What kind of gown?


Doctorate

If you’re receiving a doctorate, you’ll wear a modified Cambridge cut garnet coloured gown, bordered with a one-inch band of gold material. Your hood will be lined in a colour according to your degree:

Degree Lining colour
Laws gold
Letters pale blue
Philosophy white
Science pale green

Master/Magisteriate

If you’re receiving a master/magisteriate, you’ll wear a modified Oxford cut gown in black material.  Your hood will be lined in coloured silk according to your degree:

Degree Lining colour
Applied Science pale yellow
Arts pale blue
Business Administration mauve
Computer Science peach (pale orange)                   
Engineering orange
Fine Arts blue
Science pale green
Science (Administration) magenta
Teaching of Mathematics deep green

Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate

If you’re receiving a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate, you will wear a black gown and no hood unless you have a previous degree. If you have a previous degree from Concordia University, you can wear the hood representing that degree.


Bachelor/Baccalaureate

If you’re receiving a bachelor/baccalaureate, you’ll wear a modified Oxford cut gown made of black material.  Your hood will be lined in coloured silk according to your degree.

Degree Lining colour
Administration mauve
Arts pale blue
Commerce mauve
Computer Science                            peach (pale orange)
Education half pale blue silk and half golden yellow
Engineering orange
Fine Arts blue
Science pale green

Undergraduate Certificate

If you’re receiving an undergraduate certificate, you will wear a black gown and no hood unless you have a previous degree from Concordia University. If you do have a previous degree, you can wear the hood representing that degree.

Graduation caps

Mortarboards (square academic cap) are not part of Concordia's tradition, however, it is possible to purchase one as a souvenir. You can do so at gown distribution. Simply mention to the gown rental company that you would like to purchase one. You will be required to pay for it at that time and will be given a receipt. You will then claim your mortarboard after your convocation ceremony.

 

Still have questions?

Contact the Office of the Registrar
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 2668
Email: students@concordia.ca

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