Whitireia academic regalia can consist of a gown, a stole, a trencher and a hood, depending on the qualification you are being awarded.

  • If you are having a diploma awarded, you wear the gown and the stole
  • If you are having a degree awarded, you wear the gown, the hood and the trencher
  • If you are having a postgraduate diploma awarded, you wear the gown, the stole and, if you already hold a degree, a trencher.
  • If you are having a master’s qualification awarded, you wear the gown, the hood and a trencher. 
How to wear your academic regalia
  • Gown – arms go through the slits
  • Hood – neckband can be secured under your tie or with pins
  • Trencher is worn with shorter peak to the front (degree students hold their trencher under their arm until they are capped and they place it on their head)
  • Trencher tassel can hang on either side

Embellishing your graduation regalia with garments of honour from your cultural tradition, korowai, ta’ovala, lei, sari, etc, is a welcome enrichment to the colour of the ceremony. These are worn under your hood or stole.

Watch the video below to see how to wear your regalia.

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