The academic dress of the University of Lethbridge is unique to this institution. A common black gown and mortarboard are worn by all undergraduate and master’s students. Doctor of Philosophy graduands wear a royal blue gown with walden blue velvet facings and chevrons, outlined in bright gold piping, and a walden blue beefeater with a bright gold tassel. The undergraduate or master’s degree an individual has earned is represented by different colours and patterns on the borders and linings of the hoods.
|Bachelor's Degree Hoods | Master's Degree Hoods | Doctor of Philosophy Hoods | UofL Regalia|
The Bachelor’s degree hoods are a shell of black lined with blue, trimmed with a twisted gold and blue cord. Specific degrees are distinguished by the colour of braid on the lining:
Bachelor of Arts: White braid
Bachelor of Science: Golden yellow braid
Bachelor of Arts and Science: White and gold braid
Bachelor of Education: Light blue braid
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Brown braid
Bachelor of Health Sciences: Red and gold braid
Bachelor of Management: Dull brown braid
Bachelor of Music: Pink braid
Bachelor of Nursing: Red braid
Students receiving Combined Degrees wear the colours of the two degrees on the braid.
All Master’s degree hoods are a shell of black, lined with blue. An exterior border of light blue satin indicates the hood is for a Master’s level degree and the distinguishing braid follows the colours of the undergraduate hoods.
The Doctor of Philosophy hoods are a shell of royal blue, lined with sapphire blue satin and a bright gold chevron, the walden blue velvet trim is outlined in bright gold piping reflecting the University of Lethbridge’s colours.
The regalia of the University Chancellor, President, Board of Governors Chair, and Honorary Degree Recipients is also noteworthy. The Chancellor’s black robe has a wide band of gold trim. The President’s robe is black, trimmed with wide gold and blue bands. Both the Chancellor and President wear a black velvet mortarboard with a wide gold band and tassel. The Board Chair wears a blue robe with a blue velvet band trimmed with twisted blue and gold trim, and a blue mortarboard with a blue and gold tassel. All honorary doctoral robes are blue with gold half sleeves. The hoods have a shell of light blue lined with blue. A chevron of gold and a border of white velvet complete the hood design.