GENERAL INFORMATION

ACADEMIC DRESS

The academic dress for matriculated undergraduates of Memorial University of Newfoundland is similar to the Scholar's Gown of the University of Oxford.

The gowns of the Bachelors are of black stuff; those of Masters are of black stuff or silk, while the gowns of Doctors are of fine scarlet cloth or silk.

The pattern of the Bachelor's and Master's black gowns is similar to that of the Oxford Master's gown. The Doctor's scarlet gown is similar to the Oxford Doctor of Divinity gown.

The hoods of Bachelors shall be made of black stuff, the hoods of Masters of black silk, and the hoods of Doctors of scarlet silk. They are full in shape and lined with the University colours of claret and white. The hoods of Bachelors are edged with white fur, the tippets with velvet in the colours distinctive of the Faculty or Degree. The hoods and tippets of Masters shall be edged with velvet in the colours distinctive of the Faculty or Degree. The hoods and tippets of Doctors are edged with silk in the colours distinctive of the Faculty or Degree. However, the hood of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree is of claret silk, lined and edged with claret silk.

The distinctive colours for the various degrees are:
B.A., M.A., D.Litt. White
B.Mus. Pink
B.Comm., M.B.A. Drab
B.Sc., M.Sc., D.Sc. Gold
B.Ed., M.Ed. Light Blue
B.Mus.Ed. Lavender
B.P.E., M.P.E. Sage Green
MWS, LL.D. Purple
B.N., M.N. Coral
B.S.W., M.S.W. Ruby Gem
B.Eng., M.Eng. Orange
M.Phil., Ph.D. Claret
B.Med.Sc., M.D. Green
B.Voc.Ed. Steel Gray
B.Spec.Ed. Teal Blue
B.A.(Police Studies) Navy Blue
B.Ed.(Primary) Royal Blue*
B.Ed.(Elementary) Royal Blue*
B.Ed.(Native & Northern) Monad Blue
M.A.S. Mean Gray
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Clover
B.F.A.(Theatre) Amethyst
B.F.A.(Visual Arts) Green Haze
B.M.S. Ocean
M.A.Sc. Sunburst


* Same colour as B.A.(Ed.)

The caps of undergraduates, Bachelors and Masters' are black and of square shape, with a black tassel. The cap of Doctors is similar to the Oxford Doctor's bonnet.

The academic dress for Officers of the University is as follows:

Chancellor - a silk gown heavily embroidered with gold braid.

Vice-Chancellor - a silk gown embroidered with gold braid.

Pro Vice-Chancellor - a silk gown embroidered with gold braid.

Registrar and other officers of the University - gowns of a pattern approved by the Senate.


Last modified on October 8, 1997 by MaryJane Puxley

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