What do the Colours of graduation robes mean?
There are three main types of gowns: Bachelor, Master and Doctorate. Bachelor gowns are black and have short sleeves. Masters gowns are black and have long sleeves. Doctorate robes are red with coloured silk and long sleeves.
What does the red cap and gown mean at graduation?
The bachelor’s degree recipients will be recognizable by the red tassels on the cap. The master’s degree recipient typically wears a hood in the color that represents their school or college.
Who wears a tam hat graduation?
If the highest degree is an honorary degree, the faculty member has a choice of wearing the robe of the school that conferred the honorary degree, or the one that conferred the highest earned degree. Bachelor’s and master’s candidates wear a square mortarboard. Doctoral students and faculty usually wear a tam.