Wearing your Academic Regalia

Academic regalia can consist of a gown, a stole, or a hood and a trencher.

  • If you are having a diploma awarded, you wear the gown and the stole
  • If you are having a degree awarded, you wear the gown, the hood and the trencher
  • If you are having a postgraduate diploma awarded, you wear the gown, the stole and, if you already hold a degree, a trencher.
  • If you are having a master’s qualification awarded, you wear the gown, the hood and a trencher.

 

How to wear your academic regalia

  • Gown – arms go through the slits
  • Hood – neckband can be secured under your tie or with pins
  • Trencher is worn with shorter peak to the front (degree students hold their trencher under their arm until they are capped and they place it on their head)
  • Trencher tassel can hang on either side
  • Embellishing your graduation regalia with garments of honour from your cultural tradition, korowai, ta’ovala, lei, sari, etc is a welcome enrichment to the colour of the ceremony.  These are worn under your hood or stole.