Academic dress

Learn about the significance of academic dress and the proper way to wear it for graduation ceremonies. Find inspiration for your own graduation attire and make a stylish statement on your special day.
front cover of Cotrell & Leonard trade catalog showing a graduate in his cap and gown History, Merchants, Smithsonian, Academic Regalia, Cap And Gown, The Past, Library, Seasons, Cap

Graduation season is upon us! Some students have already graduated. Others are just about to graduate. Ever wonder if academic regalia looked any different in the past? Let’s take a look at caps, gowns, and hoods in a Cotrell & Leonard trade catalog from the early twentieth century. Cotrell & Leonard, located in Albany, New more »

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Jessika Rose
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Its that time of year again. The strains of Pomp and Circumstance fill the air as commencement ceremonies all over the country open with the faculty filing into the field, or gymnasium, or stadium, or convention center. Tradition calls for the faculty and students to be dressed in academic regalia. Academic regalia, or academicals, refer to …

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Alyssa Loveless