Academic Attire

Gowns

The University rents black long-sleeved gowns for bachelor’s and master’s graduates and solid red gowns for PhD recipients. The official gown descriptions, as set out in the University Calendar are:

Undergraduate Plain black stuff material, sleeveless
Bachelor's Black stuff falling below the knee, with sleeve reaching to the wrist and terminating in a point
Master's Black silk or stuff gown, falling below knee, with long sleeves with semi-circular cut bottom
Doctor's A scarlet cloth robe, faced with dark blue silk, the same colour as the lining of the hood

Hoods

BA Black stuff bordered with white fur
B.A.Sc. Black stuff bordered with white fur and scarlet braid
BAA Black stuff lined with ivory bordered with white fur
LLB Pale blue bordered with white fur
B.Sc. Black stuff lined with scarlet bordered with white fur
BMLS Black stuff lined with teal bordered with white fur
B.Sc.(Applied)* Black stuff lined with green bordered with white fur
BBA Black stuff lined with light brown bordered with white fur
B.Kin. Black stuff lined with claret bordered with white fur
B.Sc.Kin. Black stuff lined with claret bordered with white fur and dark green braid
BRSS Black stuff lined with claret bordered with white fur and navy braid
BN Black stuff lined with peach bordered with white fur
BCS Black stuff lined with green bordered with white fur
B.Ed. Black stuff lined with grey bordered with white fur
B.Phil. Black stuff lined with dark blue bordered with white fur
BIS Black stuff lined with gold bordered with white fur
MA Black silk lined with crimson
M.Phil. Black silk lined with white bordered with dark blue
M.Sc. Black silk lined with white bordered with scarlet
M.Sc.(Applied)† Black silk lined with white bordered with green
MCS Black silk lined with white bordered with green
M.Ed. Black silk lined with blue grey bordered with crimson
MASRA, MASRS, & MScExSS Black silk lined with white bordered with claret
MBA Black silk lined with white bordered with light brown
MN Black silk lined with white bordered with peach
MAHSR Black silk lined with white bordered with powder blue
M.Id.St. Black silk lined with white bordered with gold
PhD Scarlet cloth with dark blue silk lining
LLD Scarlet cloth with pale pink silk lining
D.Sc. Scarlet cloth with white corded silk lining
DCL Scarlet cloth with pale blue silk lining
D.Litt. Scarlet cloth with grey silk lining

*B.Sc. (Applied): B.Sc.Eng., B.Sc.F., B.Sc.F.E., B.Sc.E.N.R., B.Sw.E., B.I.Sys., †M.Sc. (Applied): M.Eng., M.Sc.Eng., MScF, MScFE, MF, MFE, MEM

Notes The proper way for graduands to wear their hoods is with the color turned out on the left shoulder. The proper way to wear caps: tassel on left side before graduation and tassel on right side after graduation. Graduates may keep the souvenir caps they receive with their gown rental and they have the option of not wearing a cap. Members of the military and the RCMP may wear academic dress over their dress uniform.