The History of Academic Regalia in US

Academic regalia in the United States has been influenced by the academic dress traditions of Europe. There is an Inter-Collegiate code which sets out a detailed uniform scheme of academic regalia followed by most, though some institutions do not adhere to it entirely, and fewer still ignore it.

How to wear a graduation cap?

The way to wear a graduation cap is with pride! First, you have accomplished the work required to graduate, whether from high school or other levels of higher education. Your cap recognizes and shows others what you have done. Second, in wearing a graduation cap, you are joining a community with a centuries-old history of solidarity and accomplishment. Your cap demonstrates your membership in the historic tradition of scholars since the Middle Ages. Throw it in the air to celebrate–but catch it and keep it as a wonderful way to remember who you have become.

The way to wear a graduation cap is with pride! First, you have accomplished the work required to graduate, whether from high school or other levels of higher education. Your cap recognizes and shows others what you have done. Second, in wearing a graduation cap, you are joining a community with a centuries-old history of […]

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