Regalia

University regalia

Learn about the university regalia worn by members of the Convocation including the Chancellor, President, Honorary Degree Recipients and the Board of Governors.

Student Regalia

All students wear academic regalia at Convocation. It is a symbol of their achievement that connects them with other graduates in their discipline.

Dress to reflect the dignity of Convocation. No flowers, jewelry, cords or emblems can be attached to your regalia.

Bachelor

I am an undergraduate student receiving a Bachelor degree. What does my regalia look like?

You wear a black gown, hood and mortar board with black tassel. Your hood colour is based on your degree type:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) | red            
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) | burgundy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) | apricot  
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) | pink
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) | gold
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) | orange
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) | citron
  • Juris doctor (JD) | blue-purple
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd) | blue
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSEng) | pale yellow
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) | green
  • Bachelor of Child & Youth Care (BCYC) | turquoise

Master

I am a graduate student receiving a Master degree. What does my regalia look like?

You wear a black gown, hood and mortar board with black tassel. Masters’ hoods are the same colour as above, but with a mitred neckpiece and narrow band of black velvet. Other hood colours are:

  •  Master of Applied Science (MASc) | orange    
  •  Master of Business Administration (MBA) | burgundy
  •  Master of Public Administration (MPA) | russet
  •  Master of Global Business (MGB) | burgundy with a white band
  •  Master of Public Health (MPH) | pumpkin  

PhD

I am receiving a PhD. What does my regalia look like?

You wear a black gown with red panels down the front and lining the sleeves, a mortar board with red tassel and a red doctoral hood with blue lining and gold trim.