President Gown

The president gown is distinguished by the 4 sleeve bars, reserved by academic code for only the college president, and a regal velvet panel at the hem. Corded piping is included in this style. A college president is entitled to full doctoral regalia, regardless of degree earned. Presidential regalia, including hood, is representative of the college where he/she presides, NOT where the individual received the degree, if different.
Assuming that your school uses classic black regalia, the president still can choose a non-black gown, plus co-ordinating colors for velvet and piping within the context of established school hood satin codes. A velvet tam in the same velvet color makes a great ensemble! The matching hood should have piping to match the gown. Choose your fabrics from an assortment of colors.

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