Academic regalia can consist of a gown, a stole, or a hood and a trencher.
If you are having a diploma awarded, you wear the gown and the stole
If you are having a degree awarded, you wear the gown, the hood and the trencher
If you are having a postgraduate diploma awarded, you wear the gown, the stole and, if you already hold a degree, a trencher.
If you are having a master’s qualification awarded, you wear the gown, the hood and a trencher.
How to wear your academic regalia
Gown – arms go through the slits
Hood – neckband can be secured under your tie or with pins
Trencher is worn with shorter peak to the front (degree students hold their trencher under their arm until they are capped, and they place it on their head)
Trencher tassel can hang on either side
Embellishing your graduation regalia with garments of honour from your cultural tradition, korowai, ta’ovala, lei, sari, etc is a welcome enrichment to the colour of the ceremony. These are worn under your hood or stole.