What is academic dress?

Academic Dress

Academic dress is a traditional form of clothing for academic settings, primarily tertiary (and sometimes secondary) education, worn mainly by those that have been admitted to a university degree (or similar) or hold a status that entitles them to assume them (e.g., undergraduate students at certain old universities). It is also known as academicals and, in the United States, as academic regalia.

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Academic Dress Of Universities In Queensland, Australia - Robemakers in Queensland
... Various makers of academic dress operate in Queensland, mainly in Brisbane ... Academic Dress Hire is the supplier of academic dress for the University of Queensland, and Student Guild Academic Wear supplying academic dress for the Queensland ... for the University of Queensland and for Griffith University and P Blashki Sons, which can supply dress for all universities in the area, having three stores in Brisbane ...
Charles Franklyn
... doctor, and scholar of genealogy, heraldry, and academic dress ... He traced his interest in academic dress to September 1910, when he became a pupil at Tonbridge School, and it retained considerable fascination for him for the rest of ... and 1956 he designed complete systems of academic dress for the universities of Malaya, Southampton, Hull, the Australian National University, and the Chichester Theological College ...
Student Gown - Ancient Universities in The United Kingdom
... Undergraduate gowns in Scotland (red gowns) Academic dress of the University of St Andrews Academic dress of the University of Oxford Academic dress of the University of Cambridge ...
Academic Dress By Country - United States
... Academic regalia in the United States has been influenced by the academic dress traditions of Europe ... There is an Inter-Collegiate code which sets out a detailed uniform scheme of academic regalia followed by most, though some institutions do not adhere to it entirely, and fewer still ... The practice of wearing academic regalia in the United States dates to the Colonial Colleges period, and was heavily influenced by European practices and styles ...

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