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Academic Dress

The academic dress worn at Convocation depends on the qualifications held and the institution that conferred them. Some University officials wear special gowns that denote their position or their role in the ceremony.

Gowns are designed to leave about 10 inches of leg showing. Keep this in mind when you decide what to wear underneath!

If you attend Convocation, you will be assigned a long-sleeved gown. If you are graduating with a degree, you will also be assigned a hood that corresponds to the degree you are earning. You carry the hood when the ceremony starts; as part of the ceremony you will have the hood placed on your shoulders by a University Official to indicate that you have now graduated.

Graduands are welcome to wear their Indigenous ceremonial dress, other cultural ceremonial dress, or their military or law enforcement dress uniform with, or instead of, the gown at the convocation ceremonies. In these instances, graduands must still be hooded and wear the University of Regina hood. Protocol inquiries about appropriate academic regalia should be directed to the Registrar's Office: ur.graduation@uregina.ca

Although every effort is made to keep the stage temperature comfortable, with the intense lighting and weight of the academic gown, the stage area can become warm.  Keep in mind you will be walking and climbing stairs therefore, choose appropriate shoes and clothing.  Corsages, extraneous apparel, jewelry and/or unapproved headgear are not permitted.  

Diplomas and Certificates

If you are being awarded a certificate, or a diploma such as the Diploma of Liberal Arts, you wear an undergraduate gown at Convocation. You do not carry or wear a hood, unless:

  1. you are already the holder of a degree, in which case you can request to wear the hood of your previous degree by contacting ur.graduation@uregina.ca, or
  2. you are receiving one of the following certificates:
    Advanced Certificate in Arts or BA Honours Certificate: you wear a BA hood
    Advanced Certificate in Justice Studies: you wear a BA hood
    Advanced Certificate in Police Studies: you wear a BAPS hood
    Bachelor of Arts Honours Certificate: you wear a BA hood
    Certificate of Extended Studies in Education: you wear a BEd hood
    Certificate of Extended Studies in Inclusive Education: you wear a BEd hood

Bachelors Degrees

If you are being awarded a bachelor’s degree, you wear an undergraduate gown and carry the hood for that degree. The hood placed on your shoulders by your Dean during the ceremony.

Colours of gowns are:

University of Regina: black
Campion College: scarlet
First Nations University of Canada: sky blue
Luther College: royal blue

Hoods are black, except for those of the First Nations University of Canada, specifically designated as sky blue. They are trimmed as follows:

Degree
Trim
Bachelor of Administration Royal blue outside and white inside trim
Bachelor of Adult Education & Training Forest green outside and grey inside trim
Bachelor of Applied Science Emerald green outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Arts White outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Arts Honours White outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Light blue outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Arts in Police Studies White outside trim and scarlet inside trim
Bachelor of Arts in Resource and Environmental Studies White outside trim and jade green inside trim
Bachelor of Business Administration Royal blue outside trim and white inside trim with gold cord on the outside edge
Bachelor of Dance Violet velveteen inside and outside trim
Bachelor of Education Violet outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Education (Indigenous Education) Sky blue hood with violet outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Fine Arts White outside trim and apple blossom pink inside trim
Bachelor of Francophone Studies Red ouside trim and green inside trim with gold cord
Bachelor of Geographic Information Science White outside trim and royal blue inside trim
Bachelor of Health Studies White outside trim, shamrock green inside trim with silver cord on the outside edge
Bachelor of Health Studies - Dental Hygienist White outside trim, shamrock green inside trim with silver cord on the outside edge
Bachelor of Human Justice Dark orange outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Human Resource Development Grey outside trim and forest green inside trim
Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work Sky blue hood with citron yellow outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Journalism Light blue outside trim and white inside trim
Bachelor of Kinesiology Silver grey inside and outside trim and navy blue border with silver cord
Bachelor of Medical Imaging Teal outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Teal outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Music Scarlet outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Music Education Scarlet outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Science Mint green outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Science Honours Mint green outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Apricot and navy outside trim, navy inside trim and white cord
Bachelor of Social Work Citron yellow outside and inside trim
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Studies Gold inside and outside trim and navy blue border with silver cord
Bachelor of Vocational/Technical Education Grey outside trim and violet inside trim

Masters Degrees

If you are being awarded a master’s degree, you wear a black gown and carry a hood, appropriate to the degree you are receiving, that is put on you during the ceremony. Hoods are lined and trimmed, as follows:

Degree
Trim
Master of Administration Royal blue trim and white inside trim and lining
Master of Adult Education Grey outside trim and violet inside trim and lining
Master of Applied Science Green outside trim and green inside trim and lining
Master of Arts White outside trim and white inside trim and lining
Master of Business Administration Blue outside trim and violet inside trim and lining
Master of Education Violet outside trim and violet inside trim and lining
Master of Engineering Green outside trim and gold inside trim and lining
Master of Fine Arts White outside trim and pink inside trim and lining
Master of Health Administration Royal blue ouside trim and sage green inside trim and lining
Master of Human Resource Development Grey outside trim, forest green inside trim and grey lining
Master of Human Resource Management Blue outside trim and scarlet inside trim and lining
Master of Indigenous Education TBD
Master of Indigenous Social Work Sky blue hood with citron yellow outside trim and citron yellow inside trim and lining
Master of Journalism Light blue outside trim with white inside trim and lining
Master of Music Scarlet outside trim and scarlet inside trim and lining
Master of Nursing Navy/Apricot split with White cord outside Trim with Apricot inside trim and lining
Master of Public Administration Blue outside trim and gold inside trim and lining
Master of Public Policy Royal blue outside trim and caviar burgundy inside trim and lining
Master of Science Mint green outside trim and mint green inside trim and lining
Master of Social Work Citron yellow outside trim and citron yellow inside trim and lining
Master of Vocational/Technical Education Grey outside trim, violet inside trim and grey lining

Doctoral Degrees

If you are graduating with a doctoral degree, you wear a scarlet gown with royal blue yoke and facings, and carry a PhD hood (scarlet with blue lining) that will be placed on your shoulders during the ceremony.

Degree
Trim
Doctor of Philosophy Scarlet hood and blue silk lining

University Officials

A few University officials can be recognized by what they wear.

The University Chancellor wears a black silk robe, with green velvet sleeves, trimmed around the collar, down the front edges and around the bottom with wide gold braid and around the bottom of the sleeves with narrower gold braid. The Chancellor’s mortarboard is black silk velvet with a gold button and tassel.

The President of the University, who is also the Vice-Chancellor, wears a black silk robe with green velvet sleeves, trimmed around the collar, down the front edges and around the bottom with wide silver braid and around the bottom of the sleeves with narrower silver braid. The President’s mortarboard is black silk velvet with a silver button and tassel.

The Vice-Presidents, the University Secretary, and the Registrar wear gold and green ceremonial robes that were designed in honour of the University of Regina's 40th Anniversary.

The Grand Marshal, a member of the faculty, leads in the procession wearing a gown of gold fabric, onto which is stitched a green sash with two embroidered crests. The Grand Marshal’s mortarboard is green fabric with a green button and gold tassel. 

Assistant marshals, who are staff from the Registrar’s Office and other volunteers, wear a black gown with a gold sash with two embroidered crests over their shoulder. If you need help, they are the people to ask.

Faculty Dress

Faculty are entitled to wear the gown, hood, and headgear of the institution that conferred their highest degree; however, some faculty borrow academic dress from the University.

Distinguished people to whom the University has awarded an honorary doctoral degree wear a scarlet wool gown trimmed with gold silk around the collar and down the front. The honorary degree hood, which is presented to the honorary degree recipient at the ceremony, has a shell of scarlet wool lined with gold silk with an inverted 4” green silk chevron and colors distinctive to the degree. The University awards four honorary degrees:

Degree
Trim
Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa (DFA) Red with gold lining and a green chevron in the lining, and a narrow white and pink chevron above the green chevron

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD)

Red with gold lining and a green chevron in the lining
Doctor of Letters, honoris causa (DLitt) Red with gold lining and a green chevron in the lining, and a narrow white chevron above the green chevron
Doctor of Science, honoris causa (DSc) Red with gold lining and a green chevron in the lining, and a narrow mint green and emerald green chevron above the green chevron

Members of the University of Regina Board of Governors and Senate, and other special platform guests, wear a black gown and a stole or collar, as follows:

Senate: purple, green and gold stole
Board: burgundy, green and gold stole
Special guests: ivory, green and gold stole

They may choose to wear the hood of a degree they hold, or to wear ordinary business attire without a gown.