Bachelor’s Gowns

The academic gown, worn by persons who have earned the bachelor’s degree, is black and is distinguished from graduate degree gowns by its flowing sleeves being pointed over the hands. Bachelor’s gowns are worn closed. Frequently, a white collar is worn with the gown, and bachelor’s hoods may be worn. At UT only students receiving the bachelor of architecture wear bachelor’s hoods, although the use of the bachelor’s hood is not uncommon.  Bachelor’s gowns are always worn with a mortarboard. The tassel is either black (most common) or one in the color of the discipline or the institution from which the degree was received. Prior to receipt of the degree, the tassel is worn on the right. It is moved to the left when the degree is conferred.

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  • Title Bachelor’s Gowns
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  • Website Name Volopedia
  • Publisher University of Tennessee Libraries
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  • Access Date June 17, 2024
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  • Date of Last Update November 4, 2018