Master’s Hood: How to Wear It During Commencement

Congratulations to all of our master’s degree recipients! The hard work you have put into your advanced degree can now be shown off by wearing your master’s hood over your graduation gown.

Attending Commencement in person? Keep your hood draped over your forearm; once you go to accept your degree on stage, someone will place your hood on you!

Here are the outlined steps:

  1. Find the loop at the top of the hood
  2. Point the loop down your chest as you put on the hood (the velvet, solid color of the hood should be facing outwards)
  3. Find the button on the inside of your gown
  4. Fasten the loop to the button and zip up your gown

The velvet, solid color of your hood represents the specific degree or area in which you have completed your advanced studies, and the satin interior represents the institution, in this case, Champlain College.

At Champlain, the following colors are represented:

  • Drab (Tan) – MBA, MS Leadership, MS Health Care Administration, and MS Human Relations & Organization Development
  • Gold – MS Digital Forensic Science, MS Information Security, and MS Information Security Operations
  • Light Blue – M.Ed. Early Childhood Education

We’re looking forward to seeing how you’re celebrating this amazing accomplishment: share your photos, videos, and well wishes using #ChampGrad.

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