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Academic Dress

The academic dress of Carleton University is a compromise between the style of hoods outlined in the American Intercollegiate Code and the dress of ancient foundations of Britain and America.

The master's hood, made of black silk, is of simple or Oxford shape with an open lining of two chevrons (red and black) on a silver field. The border of the hood denotes the degree granted, according to the following colour combinations: arts - white; journalism - white with a black cord sewn slightly in from the lower border; business administration - camel brown with a black cord sewn slightly in from the lower border; science - golden yellow; computer science - royal blue; social work - cream; architecture - cerise; engineering - orange; applied science - orange with a black cord sewn slightly in from the lower border. The Master's gowns, to be worn with the above hoods, are of full length, made of black stuff, with a gathered yoke behind, and long open-fronted sleeves.

The Doctor of Philosophy hood is also made of silk, but completely opened to show the lining, and provided with a purple border. The Doctoral gown is of full style, made of fine royal blue cloth with facings of light blue silk, with a full gathered yoke behind, and closed sleeves with an opening at the elbows.

The gown of the Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Literature, Music, Science, Engineering, Architecture, or Fine Arts is a blue robe with bell-shaped sleeves, made of fine royal blue cloth with facings and sleeves in light blue silk. The hood is made of the same material as the gown, has the same lining as that for the degrees granted by examination, and is bordered with purple for the degree of Doctor of Laws, vibrant blue for the degree of Doctor of Literature, venetian pink for the degree of Doctor of Music, dark red for the degree of Doctor of Science, orange for the degree of Doctor of Engineering, cerise for the degree of Doctor of Architecture, and dark cardinal for the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts.

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