How to wear the Academic Graduation Gown

By | October 29, 2016
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How to wear the Academic Graduation Gown

As a Graduand of the University of Ghana, you must wear the right academic regalia to the congregation ceremony. The regalia comprises a gown, a hood and a mortarboard (cap). As this is a formal occasion, please wear neat business attire under the gown.
Following on-line registration and payment, submit a print-out of your payment details to the collection point at your College/School/Institute to collect your academic gown. Note that different Programmes have specific gowns to be worn (details below).
 
How to wear the regalia:
Step 1: Put on the gown, the loose outer garment, which is typically black (Crimson for doctoral graduands). The gown should be worn with the kente stole facings aligned below the collarbone and not overlapping. Wear it over a formal and decent outfit.
 
University of Ghana graduation
 
Step 2: Put on the hood. It should be worn with the hood part to the back and the tapering part (neckband) to the front of your gown, around the neck. You may secure the neckband in place with a safety-pin. Gentlemen should note that a tie goes over the face of the hood:
University of Ghana congregation
University of Ghana congregation
The hood has an inner lining of satin (yellow for Bachelors’ and white for Masters’)- this should not be fully exposed.  The cowl of the hood hangs against the back in a fold which exposes just the edge of the hood lining.
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Step 3: Don your cap or mortarboard. It has two tapered edges. The cap should be worn with the smaller tapered side (furthest from the purple label)towards the front of your face (above your forehead). The tassel attached to the cap should be worn on the right side before the degree is conferred and afterwards shifted to the left the moment the degree awarded.
Gentlemen should note that cap must be removed on stepping up stage for a hand shakes.
University of Ghana Graduation University of Ghana congregation
Gowns for various programmes:
Please note that Graduands are required to wear gowns strictly appropriate to their degrees/diplomas, as follows:

* Doctorate Degrees   – Crimson Gown, appropriate hood & cap
* MPhil, MFA, EMBA, MBA, MA, MSc, EPM, MPA, MHI Black Gown with White and Black Kente Stole facing, hood and cap
* Bachelor of Arts/ Science/ Public Health/Fine Arts Black Gown with Yellow & Black Kente Stole facing, hood and cap
*Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery Black Gown with Red and Black Kente Stole facing, hood and cap
* Bachelor of Laws Black Gown with Purple & Black Kente Stole facing, hood and cap
* Non-Degree Black Gown with cap (without hood)
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DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FOR CONGREGATION:   MONDAY, 14TH NOVEMBER, 2016  – 12:00 MIDNIGHT PROMPT! 
DEADLINE FOR RETURN OF GOWN:    FRIDAY, 2nd December 2016  – 4:00PM!

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