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Athabasca University

Hood Colours


Doctoral Regalia

Doctoral gowns are black Cambridge style gowns, falling below the knee, with green facings. The full sleeves terminate in a point and are turned back to the elbow to reveal the blue lining of the bell. The hoods, in the Oxford pattern, are spruce green, lined in a rich blue and have a three-inch yellow border (the three colours of the university’s coat of arms). The standard black Tudor hats are worn straight above the brow.

Black with lining and trim in specified colours

Master of Arts White
Master of Business Administration Royal blue
Master of Counselling Smoke blue
Master of Education Royal blue/Green
Master of Health Studies Peach/Salmon
Master of Nursing Light blue
Master of Science Gold/Yellow


Black with trim only in specified colours

Bachelor of Administration Taupe
Bachelor of Arts Fuchsia
Bachelor of Commerce Burgundy
Bachelor of General Studies Green
Bachelor of Health Administration Green
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations Taupe
Bachelor of Management Taupe
Bachelor of Nursing Light blue
Bachelor of Professional Arts Red
Bachelor of Science Gold/Yellow
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Gold/Yellow

Updated January 12 2018 by Events Office - University Relations

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