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  • Writer's pictureJordan Chmiel

How to Wear Your Master's Graduation Hood Like a True Master

Updated: Apr 8

Hey there, future master of the universe! Ready to strut your stuff across that stage and claim your hard-earned degree? Of course, you are! But first, let's tackle the mysteries of the graduation hood together, shall we?

Decoding the Hood:

Alright, let's break it down. Your hood isn't just a fancy piece of fabric. It's a symbol of your brainpower, your grit, and your endless caffeine-fueled study sessions. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Shell Shock: Velvet outside, lining and chevron inside. Think of it as your superhero cape, but, you know, more academic.

  2. Length Matters: Master's hoods are like mini capes, shorter than those worn by the PhD big shots. Still cool though.

  3. Shape Shifters: Your hood has a pointy end. Not because it's trying to tell you something, but because that's just how master's hoods roll.

The Hooding Ceremony:

Time to get dressed for success, my friend!

Step 1 - Place the Hood over Your Head

  • Locate the loop at the top of the hood. This loop will be used to secure the hood to a button or hook on your academic gown.

  • Slide the hood over your head, allowing it to drape down your back.

Step 2 - Connect the Front Loop to Your Master Gown

  • Adjust the hood so that it lies smoothly and evenly down your back, with the wider portion of the hood extending outward from your shoulders.

  • Attach the loop at the top of the hood to the button or hook located near the neckline of your gown. This will keep the hood in place and prevent it from sliding off. If there is no button, use a safety pin to pin it to your clothing.

Step 3- Flare Out Back and Hook the Loop Over the Button

  • Make sure the colors of the hood's lining (representing your university or college) are flared out and visible on the outside, and the velvet trim (representing your field of study) is displayed prominently.

  • Take the hook located in the middle and carefully loop it over the button on the left side to keep the hood flared out.

  • Rock the graduation runway!

Final Word

There you have it, my soon-to-be masterful graduate! You're now armed and ready to rock that hood like a boss. As you stride across the stage, remember the late-night cram sessions, the endless essays, and the caffeine-fueled madness that got you here. Wear that hood with pride, my friend. You've earned it.

So go ahead, take on the world with your newfound knowledge and unstoppable spirit.

Congratulations, smarty pants! Now go out there and show 'em what you're made of! #SeizeTheGraduationDay #CappeDiem 🎓✨

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