Law school graduation robes
How to wear a master’s cap and gown
We put in a lot of effort to make sure that our hoods exactly meet university regulations and those made by other suppliers. Fabrics are hand colored to match university colors, and a wide range of fabric finishes and weights are used to ensure that our customers blend in seamlessly.
One of our graduation gowns is made of 70% recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic waste. A soft finish is obtained by mixing this with 30% viscose. Each graduation gown contains at least 550g of recycled plastic waste, which is the equivalent of 28 500ml plastic bottles. The end result is a soft fabric that looks and feels much like gowns from every other manufacturer.
Our mortarboards are made of a soft black felt material with a ribbon finish at the cap’s base. All of our mortarboards have a flexible cap and’secure fit’ elastic within the headband to ensure a comfortable fit and remain in place on graduation day.
How to wear graduation hood
Academic regalia has a long history in the United States, dating back to the colonial colleges period. It has been strongly influenced by European academic dress patterns. There is an Inter-Collegiate Code that points out a comprehensive standardized scheme of academic regalia that many universities actively obey, but not all do.
Academic attire in the United States is usually closed in the front and worn with the appropriate hat and hood. Other objects, such as scarves, stoles, or belts, can be seen on the baccalaureate gown.
Bachelor’s and master’s gowns in the United States look a lot like those in the United Kingdom, especially Oxford. The key differences are that the bachelor’s gown is intended to be worn closed, and the modern gown’s sleeves are square at the end rather than pointed as the Code requires. The sleeve of the master’s gown is oblong, with a square cut at the back of the oblong form, even though the base of the sleeve hangs down. The front section of the gown has an arc cut out of it, with a slit for the wrist opening (which was previously placed at the elbow, as on British gowns), but the rest of the arc is closed. The style is reminiscent of the square-cut liripipe seen on many academic hoods. The master’s gown may be worn either open or closed. [two]
How to properly wear a graduation hood
You can rent regalia from Oak Hall, the University’s regalia provider, by placing an order online. For JD/Ph.D. candidates, the rental fee is $81.60. For LLM/MLS candidates, the selling price is $89.75.
Orders to be picked up: Candidates who want to rent clothing from the University Bookstore must place their orders by April 16, 2021. The week of May 17 will be eligible for pickup. By June 14, Regalia can be returned to the bookstore.
An academic hood will be granted to all Law School applicants (shown in the photo in purple). Graduates do not need to rent or return the academic hood because it is a gift from the Law School.
How to wear your cap and gown: doctoral edition
You will need University-approved regalia to attend the in-person Commencement ceremony on Nickerson Field on May 16th. Caps and gowns for graduates are provided by Barnes & Noble at Boston University. Doctoral candidates rent their keepsake regalia sets, while bachelor’s and master’s candidates buy theirs.
All orders must be made online, and the order platform for all degree candidates is now available. Home delivery and campus pickup are two choices for placing an order. It is strongly advised that all orders be placed as soon as possible, particularly for international shipments.