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Massey University Regalia Guide - What to wear

Massey University has worked very closely with Academic Dress Hire  to ensure the quality of the regalia on hire to students and staff attending graduation.  Academic Dress Hire uses the profits generated from regalia hire to support a variety of scholarships, grants and donations to the University and other institutions.

Below you will find the latest tips and guidelines about what to wear for graduation.
 
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Graduate and Postgraduate Diploma Gown Orders learn more here

What Regalia to Hire

 
Qualification Regalia
Certificate (undergraduate) Bachelor gown only
Graduate Certificate Bachelor gown only OR the robes of your prior degree
Post Graduate Certificate Bachelor gown only OR the robes of your prior degree
Diploma Bachelor gown and diploma stole
(If you have already graduated with a degree, order the full set of regalia for that Massey degree, OR  a bachelor gown , diploma stole and trencher hat)
Graduate Diploma
 
Bachelor gown and diploma stole
(If you have already graduated with a degree, order the full set of regalia for that Massey degree, OR  a bachelor gown , diploma stole and trencher hat)
Post Graduate Diploma Bachelor gown and diploma stole
(If you have already graduated with a degree, order the full set of regalia for that Massey degree, OR  a bachelor gown , diploma stole and trencher hat)
Bachelors degree Bachelor gown, bachelor hood and trencher
Masters degree Master gown, master hood and trencher
PhD degree PhD Master gown, PhD hood /stole facing and bonnet
Named Doctoral Degree PhD gown, masters hood   and Tudor bonnet  ( DBA, DClinPsych, EdD)
Higher Doctoral degrees Doctoral scarlet gown, master hood and Tudor style bonnet (DSc, DLitt)
Honorary Doctorates Doctoral scarlet gown, master hood and Tudor style bonnet (DSc honoris causa, DLitt honoris causa, DCom honoris causa)
 
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What to wear for Diploma Recipients

 
  • Massey University Stoles are worn by recipients of diplomas.
  • They are like a long scarf and hang down the front over the gown.
  • Massey University Stoles are black with a pale blue inner margin and the Massey University crest embroidered  near the hem on one side.
  • No distinction is made between different classes of diplomas e.g. Undergraduate diplomas vs. Graduate diplomas.
  • Stoles are sized according to your full height.
  • The size you select is a guide only as every customer is given an opportunity for a personal fitting when collecting regalia.  
  • If you have already graduated with a degree, order the full set of regalia for that Massey degree, OR  a bachelor gown , diploma stole and trencher hat
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Bachelor and Masters Degree Regalia

 
  • Bachelor gowns are worn by bachelor degree, diploma, and certificate recipients. They are black Cambridge bachelor style, and have an open sleeve.
  • Master gowns are worn by Master degree recipients. They are black Cambridge University Master degree style, and have an closed sleeve
  • They are a generous fit and should suit most people. We do have gowns that are wider across the shoulders  if required.
  • Gowns are sized according to your full height and should be worn at mid-calf length.
  • The size you select is a guide only as every customer is given an opportunity for a personal fitting when collecting regalia.
  • The hood for the Bachelor degree and Bachelor Degree with Honours (undergraduate)  is lined with coloured satin and bordered with white fur.
  • The hood for the Bachelor Honours degrees (post graduate) is lined with coloured satin and bordered with a 40mm white ribbon
  • The Masters degree hoods are  lined with coloured satin but do not have any trim
  • The hood for a PhD degree shall be made of material of the colour of "Post Office Red "( BCC 209) and shall be lined "University Blue" ( BCC 90 ).
  • The hood of other Doctors Degrees shall be the Master's hood appropriate to the discipline in which the degree was taken.
  • Massey University hoods are the same size and shape as the hood for the Cambridge Bachelor of Arts.

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Doctoral Degree Regalia


PhD Regalia - Doctor of Philosophy
  • a PhD Master gown
  • a PhD red and navy blue hood/stole facing attached by Velcro to the front of the masters gown
  • a Tudor Bonnet
Named Doctorates Regalia
  • a Doctoral gown (Black masters gown with red facing sewn down the front )
  • a Master hood..(.for the colour see below )
  • a Tudor Bonnet  
Degree Colour of hood
Doctor of Education Master of Education hood BCC 233 Tuscan Yellow
Doctor of Business and Administration MBA hood BCC 55 Tangerine
Doctor of Clinical Psychology Master of Arts Hood BCC 32 Rose Pink
  
 
Higher Doctorates Regalia
  • A Scarlet Masters gown
  • A Masters hood  (for the colour see below)
  • A Tudor style Bonnet
Degree Colour of hood
Doctor of Literature Master of Arts Hood BCC 32 Rose Pink
Doctor of Science Master of Science Hood BCC 147 Smalt Blue
 

Honorary Doctorates Regalia
  • A Scarlet Masters gown
  • A Masters hood  (for the colour see below)
  • A Tudor style Bonnet
Degree Colour of hood
Honorary Doctor of Literature ( DLitt honoris causa) Master of Arts Hood BCC 32 Rose Pink
Honorary Doctor of Commerce ( DCom honoris causa) Master of Business hood BCC 6 Indian Yellow
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA  honoris causa) Master of Design Hood BCC 1 White
Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus  honoris causa) Master of Design Hood BCC 1 White
Honorary Doctor of Science ( DSc honoris causa) Master of Science Hood BCC 147 Smalt Blue

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Hood Colours - Arranged By Field of Study


ADMINISTRATION  & LEADERSHIP
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
MEDA Master of Educational Administration Gull Grey BCC 81 No trim
MEDAL Master of Educational Administration & Leadership Gull Grey BCC 81 No trim

AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BAG (Old) Bachelor of Agriculture  Peagreen BCC 172  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BAGC Bachelor of AgriCommerce  Verdigris  BCC 202  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BAGCH Bachelor of AgriCommerce with Honours Verdigris  BCC 202 Trimmed with White Ribbon around inside
BAGE (Old) Bachelor of Agricultural Economics  Verdigris  BCC 202  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BAGEH (Old) Bachelor of Agricutural Economics with Honours Verdigris  BCC 202 Trimmed with White Ribbon around inside
BEVMGT Bachelor of Environmental Management  Tartan Green   BCC 26  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BEVMGTH Bachelor of Environmental Management with Honours Tartan Green  BCC 26 Trimmed with White Ribbon around inside
BHO (old) Bachelor of Horticulture Grass Green   BCC 103  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BHSC (old) Bachelor of Horticultural Science  Tartan Green   BCC 26  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BHSCH (old) Bachelor of Horticultural Science  with Honours Tartan Green   BCC 26  with White Ribbon around inside
   
MAGC Master of AgriCommerce  Verdigris  BCC 202  no trim
MAGE (old) Master of Agricultual Economics  Verdigris  BCC 202  no trim
MEVMGT Master of Environmental Management  Tartan Green   BCC 26  no trim
MHSC (old) Master of Horticultural Science  Tartan Green   BCC 26  no trim

APPLIED ECONOMICS
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BAE Bachelor of Applied Economics  Dioptase  BCC 203  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BAEH Bachelor of Applied Economics with Honours  Dioptase  BCC 203 with White Ribbon around inside
   
MAE Masters of Applied Economics  Dioptase  BCC 203  No trim

APPLIED SCIENCE
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BAGS Bachelor of AgriScience  Emerald  BCC 213  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BAGSH Bachelor of AgriScience with Honours  Emerald  BCC 213  Trimmed with White Ribbon around inside
BAS (old) Bachelor of Applied  Science  Emerald  BCC 213  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BASH (old) Bachelor of Applied  Science  with Honours  Emerald BCC 213  Trimmed with White Ribbon around inside
BHE Bachelor of Health Science  Emerald  BCC 213  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BHEH Bachelor of Health  Science with Honours  Emerald  BCC 213  Trimmed with White Ribbon around inside
BSPLT Bachelor of Speech & Language Therapy  Emerald  BCC 213  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BSPLTH Bachelor of Speech & Language Therapy with Honours  Emerald  BCC 213  Trimmed with White Ribbon around inside
   
MAGS Master of AgriScience  Emerald  BCC 213  no trim
MAS (old) Master of Applied Science  Emerald  BCC 213  no trim
MHE Master of Health Science  Emerald  BCC 213  no trim
MPUBH Master of Public Health   Emerald  BCC 213  no trim
MSPLT Master of Speech & Language Therapy  Emerald  BCC 213  no trim

ARTS / HUMANITIES  & SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BA  Bachelor of Arts Rose Pink BCC 32 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BA(Hons)  Bachelor of Arts with Honours Rose Pink BCC 32 with White Ribbon around inside
   
MA Master of Arts Rose Pink BCC 32 no trim
MAL Master of Applied Linguistics Rose Pink BCC 32 no trim
MCLIN Master  of Clinical Psychology Rose Pink BCC 32 no trim
MCW Master of Creative Writing Rose Pink BCC 32 no trim
MDEV (old) Master Development Studies/Administration Rose Pink BCC 32 no trim
MPP Master of Public Policy Rose Pink BCC 32 no trim
   
DCLIN Doctor of Clinical Psychology Rose Pink BCC 32 no trim
DLIT Doctor of Literature Rose Pink BCC 32 no trim

AVIATION
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BAV Bachelor of Aviation  Stone White  BCC 61  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BAVM Bachelor of Aviation Management Stone White  BCC 61  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BAVMH Bachelor of Aviation Management with Honours Stone White  BCC 61  with White Ribbon around inside
   
MAV Master of Aviation  Stone White  BCC 61  no trim

BUSINESS
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BACC Bachelor of Accountancy Indian Yellow BCC 6 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BBI (old) Bachelor of Business Information Indian Yellow BCC 6 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BBIS (old) Bachelor of Information Systems Indian Yellow BCC 6 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BBS Bachelor of Business Studies Indian Yellow BCC 6 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BBSH Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours Indian Yellow BCC 6 with White Ribbon around inside
BCOMM Bachelor of Communication Indian Yellow BCC 6 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BCOMMH Bachelor of Communication with Honours Indian Yellow BCC 6 with White Ribbon around inside
BPAF Bachelor of Professional Accountancy & Fiance Indian Yellow BCC 6 with white rabbit fur
BRBM Bachelor of Retail & Business Management Indian Yellow BCC 6 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BSE Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Indian Yellow BCC 6 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BSEH Bachelor of Sport & Exercise with Honours Indian Yellow BCC 6 with White Ribbon around inside
   
MALP Master of Advance Leadership Practice Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MBA Master of Business Administration Tangerine BCC 55 no trim
MBI (old) Master of Business Information Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MBS Master of Business Studies Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MCOMM Master of Communication Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MFIN Master of Finance Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MISY (old) Master of Business Information Systems Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MJO Master of Journalism Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MMGT Master of Management Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MPAF Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MSE Master of Sport & Exercise Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
MSM Master of Sport Management Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
   
DCOM Doctor of Commerce Indian Yellow BCC 6 no trim
DBA Doctor of Business Administration Tangerine BCC 55 no trim
  For conjoint degrees please pick  one of the two hoods e.g BBS hood or BSc Hood

COUNSELLING
 
 Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
MCOUN Master of Counselling Medici Crimson BCC 240 No trim

CREATIVE ARTS
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BCMP Bachelor of Creative Media Production White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BCOMMUS Bachelor of Commercial Music Production White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BDES Bachelor of Design White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BDESH Bachelor of Design with Honours White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BFAH Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BMP (old) Bachelor of Maori Performing Arts White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BMUS (old) Bachelor of Music White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BMUSH (old) Bachelor of Music with Honours White BCC 1 with White Ribbon around inside
BPDES (old) Bachelor of Performance Design White BCC 1 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
   
MDES Master of Design White BCC 1 no trim
MFA Master of Fine Arts White BCC 1 no trim
MMUS (old) Master of Music White BCC 1 no trim
MMUSA (old) Master of Musical Arts  White BCC 1 no trim
MMUST (old) Master of Music Therapy  White BCC 1 no trim
   
DFA Doctor of Fine Arts White BCC 1 no trim
DMA Doctor of Musical  Arts White BCC 1 no trim
   
DEFENCE
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BDEF (old) Bachelor of Defence Studies Pansy  BCC 180 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
   
MDEF Master of Defence Studies Pansy  BCC 180 no trim
MINSEC Master of International Security  Pansy  BCC 180 no trim

EDUCATION
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BED Bachelor of Education Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BEDH (old) Bachelor of Education with Honours Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 with White Ribbon around inside
   
MED Master of Education Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 no trim
MEDP Master of Educational Psychology Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 no trim
MEDS (old) Master of Educational Studies Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 no trim
MLED Master of Literacy Education Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 no trim
MST Master of Specialist Teaching Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 no trim
MTESOLL Master of TESOL Leadership Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 no trim
MTL Master of Teaching and Learning Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 no trim
   
DED Doctor of Education Tuscan Yellow  BCC 233 no trim
  
ENVIRONMENTAL / RESOURCE
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BRP Bachelor of Resource & Environmental Planning Forget-me-not Blue  BCC 84 Trimmed with white fur
   
MEMGT Master of Emergency Management   Forget-me-not Blue   BCC 84 no trim
MIND Master of International Development   Forget-me-not Blue   BCC 84 no trim
MRP Master of Resource & Environmental Planning  Forget-me-not Blue   BCC 84 no trim

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BIS Bachelor of Information Sciences  Parma Violet   BCC 216 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BISH Bachelor of Information Sciences with Honours Parma Violet   BCC 216 with White Ribbon around inside
   
MANL Master of Analytics Parma Violet   BCC 216 no Trim
MAST Master of Applied Statistics Parma Violet   BCC 216 no Trim
MIS Master of Information Sciences Parma Violet  BCC 216 no Trim

MAORI ARTS
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BMV Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts  Black, overprinted with silver motif   Trimmed with white rabbit fur
   
MMV Master of Maori Visual Arts  Black, overprinted with silver motif   no Trim

MEDICAL
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BMLS Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science  Jade   BCC 122 Trimmed with white rabbit fur

NURSING & MIDWIFERY
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BMID (old) Bachelor of Midwifery Crocus BCC 177  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BN Bachelor of Nursing  Crocus BCC 177  Trimmed with white rabbit fur
   
MMID(old) Master of Midwifery Crocus BCC 177  no Trim
MN Master of Nursing  Crocus BCC 177  no Trim

PHILOSOPHY
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BPH Bachelor of Philosophy  Post office red  BCC 209 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
   
MPH Master of Philosophy  Post office red  BCC 209 no trim

SCIENCE
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BNSC Bachelor of Natural Science  Smalt Blue   BCC 147 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BSC Bachelor of Science  Smalt Blue   BCC 147 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BSCH Bachelor of Science with Honours  Smalt Blue   BCC 147 with White Ribbon around inside
   
MLSCM Master of Logistics & Supply Chain Management Smalt Blue  BCC 147 with no trim  
MNSC Master of Natural Sciences  Smalt Blue   BCC 147 no trim
MSC Master of Science  Smalt Blue   BCC 147 no trim
   
DSC Doctor of Science  Smalt Blue   BCC 147 no trim
  For conjoint degrees please pick one of the two hoods e.g BBS hood or BSc Hood

SOCIAL WORK
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BSW Bachelor of Social Work   Horse Chestnut   BCC 134 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
   
MSW Master of Social Work   Horse Chestnut   BCC 134 no Trim
MSWA Master of Social Work  Applied  Horse Chestnut   BCC 134 no Trim

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BCON Bachelor of Construction  Claret  BCC 36 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BE Bachelor of Engineering Claret  BCC 36 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BEH Bachelor of Engineering Claret  BCC 36 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BET (old) Bachelor of Engineering Technology Claret  BCC 36 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BFT Bachelor of Food Technology Claret  BCC 36 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BFTH Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours Claret  BCC 36 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BT (old) Bachelor of Technology Claret  BCC 36 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
BVT Bachelor of Veterinary Technology Claret  BCC 36 Trimmed with white rabbit fur
   
MCON Master of Construction Claret  BCC 36 No trim
MCONM Master of Construction Management  Claret  BCC 36 No trim
MDST Master of Dairy Science & Technology Claret   BCC 36 No trim
ME Master of Engineering  Claret   BCC 36 No trim
MERG Master of Ergonomics  Claret   BCC 36 No trim
MES Master of Engineering Studies Claret   BCC 36 No trim
MFI Master of Food Innovation  Claret   BCC 36 No trim
MFT Master of Food Technology Claret   BCC 36 No trim
MLQS (old) Master of Leadership Quality Systems   Claret   BCC 36 No trim
MQS Master of  Quality Systems    Claret   BCC 36 No trim
MT Master of Technology  Claret   BCC 36 No trim

VETERINARY SCIENCE
 
Degree Colour of hood ; the outside of all hoods is University Blue  BCC 90 midnight
BVS Bachelor of Veterinary Science  Imperial Purple  BCC 109 trimmed with white rabbit fur
   
MVM Master of Veterinary Medicine   Imperial Purple  BCC 109 no trim
MVS Master of Veterinary Science   Imperial Purple  BCC 109 no trim
MVST Master of Veterinary Studies  Imperial Purple  BCC 109 no trim

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Graduation Day


ACCOMMODATION

For information on accommodation in Palmerston North please see the Destination Manawatu website


DRESS CODE

Your graduation ceremony is a formal celebration of your achievement, and you are encouraged  to dress appropriately.

Appropriate dress  is considered to be
Men : suit and tie and applicable academic dress
Women: formal clothes and applicable academic dress

At Graduation all graduates shall appear in the academic dress proper to their degree. Graduates of other Universities may wear the academic dress of their own university. Maori and Pacific Cloaks may be worn with academic dress.
International students may prefer to wear their national dress with academic regalia.


GIFTS AND MEMORABILIA

Massey University branded memorabilia and apparel is available for purchase at the Graduation Marquee during graduation or from the Alumni shop on Massey campus or online https://alumnishop.massey.ac.nz/


PHOTOGRAPHY

Global-Pix.com is the official graduation photographer for  Massey University Graduations .Please see their website for more details https://www.global-pix.com/scripts/index.py

For information on other  professional photographers  in Palmerston North please see the following websites.
www.bernadettepeters.co.nz 
www.shootme.co.nz


RESTAURANTS


For information on Restaurants in Palmerston North please see the Destination Manawatu website
 

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Advice from Previous Graduands

 
  • The temperature in the venue is reasonably warm, especially when wearing regalia.
  • Men may find it helpful to wear a shirt and tie, as placing the neckband of your hood under your tie helps to hold your hood in place (women may need to pin their hood to their gown).
  • Graduation day involves a considerable amount of walking and standing so very high heels may not be practical.
  • Choose a hairstyle that allows you to wear your trencher comfortably
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