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UCOL Regalia Guide

UCOL has worked very closely with Academic Dress Hire to ensure the quality of the regalia on hire to students and staff for graduation.  Academic Dress Hire then uses the profits generated from regalia hire to support some annual scholarships at UCOL and other institution
Below you will find the latest tips and guidelines about what to wear for graduation.
 
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What Regalia to Hire

 
Qualification Regalia
Certificate Bachelor Gown only
Diploma Bachelor Gown and UCOL Diploma Sash
(If you have already graduated with a degree, order  a bachelor gown , diploma sash and trencher hat)
Graduate Certificates and Diplomas Bachelor Gown and  UCOL Diploma Stole  (see Stole colours below)
(If you have already graduated with a degree, order a bachelor gown, UCOL Stole and trencher hat)
Post Graduate Certificates and Diplomas Bachelor Gown , UCOL Hood and Trencher hat, (see hood colours below)
Bachelors degree Bachelor Gown, Bachelor Hood and Trencher
Masters degree Master Gown, Master Hood and Trencher
   

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What to wear for UCOL Certificate Recipients

 
  • Bachelor gown only required at UCOL ceremonies.
  • Bachelor gowns are black Cambridge University style, and have an open 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.
 
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What to wear for UCOL Diploma Recipients

 
  • Bachelor gown and a UCOL Sash with a Trencher (If you have a prior degree)
  • Bachelor gowns are worn by Diploma recipients. They are black Cambridge University style, and have an open 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 UCOL Diploma Sash is a long scarf like garment that is worn over your Bachelor Gown. It is copper brown with a green motif. One size fits all.
  
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What to wear for UCOL Bachelor Degree Recipients

 
  • Bachelor gown with a hood (showing degree colours) and a Trencher.
  • Bachelor gowns are worn by Bachelor degree recipients. They are black Cambridge University style, and have an open 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 is lined with coloured satin.
  
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What to wear for UCOL Graduate Certificates & Diplomas Recipients

 
  • Bachelor gown and a UCOL stole (showing degree colours).
  • OR
  • The robes of your prior degree can be worn if they are available.
  • Bachelor gowns are worn by Graduate Certificates & Diplomas recipients. They are black Cambridge University style, and have an open 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 UCOL Graduate Certificate & Diploma stole is long black scarf like garment trimmed with coloured satin. The colour of satin is dependent on your faculty. One size fits all.

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What to wear for UCOL Post Graduate Certificates & Diplomas Recipients

 
  • Bachelor gown, a hood (showing degree colours) and a Trencher.
  • OR
  • The robes of your prior degree can be worn if they are available. Email us info@masseygowns.org.nz for more information on the regalia from other universities that we have available.
  • Bachelor gowns are worn by Post Graduate Certificates & Diplomas recipients. They are black Cambridge University style, and have an open 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 Post Graduate Certificate & Diploma is lined with coloured satin. The colour of the satin is dependent on your faculty.
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What to wear for UCOL Bachelor Degrees with Honours Recipients

 
  • Bachelor gown, a hood (showing degree colours) and a Trencher.
  • Bachelor gowns are worn by Bachelor degree with Honours recipients. They are black Cambridge University style, and have an open 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 with honours is lined with coloured satin.The colour of  your hood is dependent on your faculty.
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What to wear for UCOL Master Degrees Recipients

 
  • Master gown, a Hood (showing degree colours) and a Trencher.
  • Master gowns are worn by Master degree recipients. They are black Cambridge University style, and have a 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 Masters degree hoods are  lined with coloured satin. The coloured of your hood is dependent on your faculty.
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Hood & Stole Descriptions


 

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Qualification Name Outer Colour Lining Colour  Trim  
Health & Science      
Diploma in Enrolled Nursing UCOL Sash    
Diploma in Veterinary Nursing UCOL Sash    
National Diploma in Science UCOL Sash    
       
Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) Black Hood Empire Blue BCC 87 Braid
Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science Black Hood Marigold Orange BCC 56 Fur
Bachelor of Nursing Rifle Green BCC 27 Turquoise Seagreen Braid
       
Graduate Certificate in Human Clinical Genetics Black Stole Turquoise Seagreen  
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology Black Hood Marigold Orange BCC 56  
       
Business & IT      
Diploma in Information & Communications Technology (Applied)  UCOL Sash    
New Zealand Diploma in Business UCOL Sash    
       
Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology (Applied)  Black Hood Ruby Burgundy BCC 38 Braid
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) TBC TBC  
       
Graduate Diploma in Information & Communication Technology  Black Stole Ruby Burgundy BCC 38  
       
Master in Design Thinking TBC TBC  
       
Arts & Design      
Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance UCOL Sash    
Diploma in Interior Design UCOL Sash    
Diploma in Performing Arts UCOL Sash    
Diploma in Photographic Imaging UCOL Sash    
       
Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI) Black Hood White BCC 1  Fur
Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design Black Hood Kenya Red BCC 237 Fur
Bachelor of Fashion Black Hood Lolly Pink BCC 225  Fur
       
Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Honours) Black Hood Kenya Red BCC 237 Ribbon
       
Graduate Diploma in Animation Black Stole Kenya Red Lacquer BCC 559  
Graduate Diploma in Fashion Black Stole Lolly Pink Cerise BCC 525  
       
Post Graduate Diploma of Computer Graphic Design Black Hood Buttercup Yellow BCC 53  
       
Master of Computer Graphic Design Black Hood Kenya Red BCC 237  
       
Bachelor of Creative Industries Black Hood Spectrum Violet Purple BCC 214 Yellow Fur
Bachelor of Fine Arts Black Hood Peacock Green Jade BCC 123   Fur
Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts Black Stole Peacock Green Jade BCC 123  
       
Beauty & Hairdressing      
Diploma in Beauty Therapy UCOL Sash    
       
Chef Training & Hospitality      
Diploma in Professional Chef Practice UCOL Sash    
       
Trades & Technology      
Diploma in Construction UCOL Sash    
Diploma in Furniture Design & Making UCOL Sash    
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Power Specialisation) UCOL Sash    
       
Diploma Sashes Copper Brown BCC 59 Green Motif  

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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 qualification. A Korowai may be worn by Maori staff and graduands over the Cambridge Gown.  For degree graduands the hood is displayed over the top of the cloak.
International students may prefer to wear their national dress with academic regalia.


PHOTOGRAPHY

An official photographer will attend all UCOL ceremonies to take a photo of everyone receiving their award. For portrait packages the photographer will e available in the atrium before and after the ceremonies. A leaflet is enclosed within your graduation pack which outlines the prices and ordering information. Individuals are welcome to take photos and videos during the ceremony.

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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Thank you ADH, great service as usual J


Lisa - Hawke's Bay

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Refectory Road, University Avenue
Massey University
Tennent Drive
Palmerston North

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info@masseygowns.org.nz
Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm
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