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Gowns and Hoods


Gowns
are worn open and are designed to hang straight with a four-inch gap down the front.

Mortarboards and birretum are worn so the board or brim is flat above your head with the tassel hanging on the left hand side.

Ceremonial hoods are pinned with the narrow black strip showing across the front gap of the gown.  Hoods are colour-coded to identify the graduate’s field of study.

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Agriculture (BAgr) Royal blue silk/royal blue/gold silk border
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) White satin/white faux fur border
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) Gold/white corded border with blue piping
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) Vermilion/white corded border
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) White satin/light blue border
  • Bachelor of Community Building and Design (BCBD) Chartreuse silk/peacock blue silk border with red cording
  • Bachelor of Community Design (BCD) Green silk/peacock blue corded border
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (BCSc) Emerald green/gold border
  • Bachelor of Dental Hygiene (BDH) Deep purple satin/gold border
  • Bachelor of Education (BED) Dark blue satin/white border
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Gold/white corded border
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS) White/two parallel stripes of white corded border
  • Bachelor of Health Information Management (BHIM) Peacock satin/white border
  • Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) Silver satin/white border
  • Bachelor of Informatics (BINF) Emerald green/white border
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) White silk/gold silk border
  • Bachelor of Management (BMgt) White silk/teal green silk border
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) White satin/lavender border
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BMusEd) Lavender satin/white border
  • Bachelor of Nursing (BN) White silk/royal blue silk border
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) Sage green silk/white silk border
  • Bachelor of Recreation (BRec) Yellow silk/forest green silk border
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) White silk/scarlet silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture (BSc Agr) White silk/royal blue/gold silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Education (BScHE) Forest green silk/gold silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion (BScHP) Forest green silk/gold silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology (BScK) White silk/crimson silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BScN) White silk/royal blue silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Theraphy (BScOT) Peacock satin/crimson silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy (BScPh) White silk/purple silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Physiotherapy (BScPT) White silk/scarlet and gold silk border
  • Bachelor of Science, Recreation (BScRec) Yellow silk/forest green silk border
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Gold silk/white silk border
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) Gold silk/emerald silk border
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Emerald silk/royal blue and gold silk border
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Scarlet silk/gold border
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) Scarlet silk/white silk border
  • Executive Master of Electronic Commerce (EMEC) Emerald green/purple border with turquoise piping
  • Juris Doctor (JD) White silk/gold silk border

Graduate

  • Master of Applied Computer Science (MACSc) Emerald green/silver border with white piping
  • Master of Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) White silk/sky blue silk border with white piping
  • Master of Applied Science (MASc) Sky blue/gold border with white piping
  • Master of Applied Science & Master of Planning (MASc/MPlan) Peacock blue/gold border with white piping
  • Master of Applied Science & Master of Urban & Rural Planning (MASc/MURP) Peacock blue/gold border with white piping
  • Master of Architecture (MArch) (First Professional) White/two parallel stripes of red corded border
  • Master of Architecture (MArch) (Post Professional) White/vermilion border
  • Master of Arts (MA) Crimson silk
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Turquoise silk
  • Master of Computer Science (MCSc) Emerald green/gold border with white piping
  • Master of Development Economics (MDE) Medium blue silk/red scarlet silk border
  • Master of Education (MEd) Royal blue silk
  • Master of Electronic Commerce (MEC) Emerald green/purple border with turquoise piping
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) Blue/gold border
  • Master of Engineering & Master of Planning (MEng/MPlan) Peacock blue/gold border
  • Master of Engineering & Master of Urban & Rural Planning (MEng/MURP) Peacock blue/gold border
  • Master of Environment Studies (MES) Copper silk
  • Master of Environmental Design Studies (MEDS) White/three parallel stripes of white and vermilion corded border
  • Master of Genetic Counseling (MGC) Silver silk/scarlet silk border with white cord
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA) Sky blue silk/white silk border
  • Master of Health Informatics (MHI) Scarlet silk/emerald green silk border
  • Master of Information Management (MIM) Mint green satin/white border
  • Master of Information Technology Education (MITE) Teal green silk/white silk border with gold piping
  • Master of Journalism (MJ) Royal blue/royal blue border with white corded piping
  • Master of Laws (LLM) Purple silk
  • Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) Mid-forest green silk
  • Master of Marine Management (MMM) Navy silk/sea-green silk border
  • Master of Nursing (MN) Apricot silk
  • Master of Periodontics Gold silk/scarlet silk border
  • Master of Planning (MPlan) Peacock blue/green corded border
  • Master of Planning Studies (MPS) Cobalt crepe satin
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) Sky blue silk
  • Master of Resource & Environment Management (MREM) Copper silk/white silk border
  • Master of Science (MSc) Scarlet silk
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Citron silk
  • Master of Teaching (French) (MAT French) Crimson silk/white silk border
  • Master of Urban & Rural Planning (MURP) Peacock blue/green corded border

PhD

  • Doctor in the Science of Law (JSD) Gown of black faced with Olympic blue bordered with yellow, the hood is black corded/lining of Olympic blue and bordered with yellow of the Cambridge design, birretum is black velvet with yellow cord.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Gown of black faced with yellow, the hood is black of the Cambridge design with lining of yellow, the birretum is black velvet with yellow cord.

Official Dalhousie academic dress including any new hoods, are designed by the appropriate Faculty then brought before Senate for approval. All academic dress worn to represent Dalhousie University must be approved by Senate.