Academic Graduation Hoods
Left: PhD hood on deluxe doctoral gown (with black velvet).
Right: PhD hood on deluxe PhD gown (with PhD blue velvet).
Following a custom established in the 14th century, modern-day scholars display their academic achievements by wearing academic graduation hoods commencements and other important academic ceremonies.
All of our university regalia strictly complies with the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Academic Customs and Ceremonies, appointed in 1959 by the American Council on Education.
The velvet of the hood represents your degree.
We have listed the most common degree velvet colors below:
Agriculture / Maize; Arts, Letters, Humanities / White
Business (accountancy, commerce) / Drab
Communications (includes Journalism) / Crimson
Dentistry / Lilac
Economics / Copper
Education / Light Blue
Engineering / Orange
Fine Arts (including Architecture) / Brown
Forestry / Russet
Journalism - Communications / Crimson
Law / Purple
Library Science / Lemon Yellow
Medicine / Hunter Green
Music / Pink
Nursing / Apricot
Oratory (Speech) / Silver - Gray
Pharmacy / Olive Green
Philosophy /PhD Rich Royal Blue
Physical Education / Sage Green
Public Administration (includes Foreign Service) / Peacock Blue
Public Health / Salmon Pink
Science / Gold
Social Work / Citron
Theology (Divinity, Ministry, Religion) / Scarlet
Veterinary Science / Gray
Customized deluxe J.D. doctoral hood with doctoral gown.
Purple velvet on both gown and hood.
Bright gold piping added to both gown and hood.
In addition to the degree colors, each school generally has its own colors. If you know the colors that you need, be sure to let us know. Otherwise, let us know which school is your alma mater, and we will look up the colors for you.
Deluxe MBA Master's hood with Faculty Master's gown.
Navy & White lining. No additional piping added.
As each hood is custom-made according to your school colors, degree colors, and type of degree (BA, MA, or PhD), we ask that you give us about +/- 8 weeks to process your order, especially during the graduation season. What if you don't have that much time to wait?
All hoods are priced by quantity. You do not have to purchase every hood the same to receive a the discount. For example, if you are ordering a large quantity of caps, gowns and hoods for Faculty use but require your hoods to be in many different colors (as your Faculty has graduated from different universities and holds different degrees), you would still receive the quanity discount!
What kind of hood do you need? You should purchase your hood to match the gown you have selected.
Deluxe quality PhD hoods / Doctoral hoods
The correct velvet for all Ph.D degrees is dark blue, representing the mastery of the discipline of scholarship. On the other hand, the correct velvet color for all non PhD doctoral holders (as well as masters and bachelors) would be that of their particular field. That means that while a Doctor of Education (EdD) would receive light blue velvet, a PhD in English would receive the dark blue velvet. A non-PhD Doctor of Science would receive Gold velvet, but a PhD in Science would receive the dark Blue Velvet. A non PhD Doctor of Engineering would receive Orange Velvet, but a PhD in Engineering would each receive the dark blue velvet. To avoid confusion, it is very important therefore for all doctors ordering hoods to clearly specify whether they are a PhD (and would be receiving the dark blue velvet regardless of their field) or a Doctor of …
Academic Graduation Hoods are available with or without piping.
Deluxe Ed.D. doctoral hood with doctoral gown.
Light blue piping added to both gown and hood.
Piping is often added to customized doctoral hoods to match Doctoral Gowns with piping.
Deluxe doctoral gown and Ed.D. doctoral hood.
Gold piping added to both gown and hood.
Alternatevely, piping may be added to PhD hoods for PhD holders wishing to indicate their field of discipline. For example we could add gold piping to hood of a PhD of Science, or Light Blue piping for a PhD of Education to indicate their particular field of study since otherwise one would only be able to recognize that the person has a PhD (from their velvet), but not know what the PhD is in.
Deluxe Customized PhD gown and PhD hood.
Light blue piping added to both gown and hood
to represent PhD in Education.
The price for deluxe hoods with piping is $145.00
The price for deluxe hoods without piping is $130.00
The price for souvenir - student hoods (no piping) is $80.00
Deluxe PhD hood shown above, with gold piping added.
Royal & Gold lining.
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