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  • The Story Behind The Wearing Of Academic Hoods

     Graduation is the most exciting and memorable event in our school life. That day is commemorated with joyous atmosphere and who would ever forget how you looked that day with your whole academic regalia! However, no matter how many graduations have happened, no matter how many graduates have worn their exclusive academic hoods, caps and gowns, it seemed to me that not everyone is aware of what it means to wear academic regalia. Yes, it is the garment you are required to wear during the graduation ceremonies, but do you know why that is done so? Do you know the history behind it all? Yes, I bet you haven’t have had an inkling. Do not fret. As they say, “knowledge is power”. So the more you know about simple, yet significant things, the more you’ll see how wonderful things are. Did you know that the graduation hoods or academic hoods were originally worn by students in cold places? This actually dates back to the medieval period, back to the Celtic periods where the druid ...

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  • Most Memorable Moments that relate to Academic Hoods

    When it comes to graduation, the ceremony is highly regarded as it is one of the most colorful ceremonies that students' attend all their lives. There are the graduates as well as the school officials’ presence, glimmering on their beautiful academic regalia. Shine with academic hoods as they are vital pieces too on this occasion. Everyone surely wants to look at their best. Much importance is involved to graduation regalia which have been the standard for a lot of passing decades. Contrary to ordinary principle, the academic gowns are not new pieces but they are from 100 years ago. The usage of this type of clothing was dated many years ago, that is why the significance of graduation caps and academic hoods graduation ceremonies in the main must be honored and value. The academic hoods are cryptogram of influence, pride, and honor. They set all the graduates apart as high flier of the event in their certain academic area; for example, medical students have to wear an exact color for ...

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  • Why Personalized Cords Are Good For Academic Regalia

    Probably, you will agree, albeit perhaps in a lesser degree, that those graduation days truly are some of the most memorable days in your life. You certainly looked forward to your graduation and you were as almost as excited as your parents to don the full academic regalia that you can only wear on those days. I remember that it was freezing cold on my high school graduation day and that I was pretty grateful for the warm and comfortable graduation robe, but what I can’t forget until now is how excited I was at the sight of those academic regalia cords. Unfortunately, I wasn’t an honor student in high school so all I could do was stare with envy at the classmates who graduated with honors for naturally the cords hanging from their shoulders made their academic regalia seem much more impressive than mine. I was quite mischievous in high school and I would have bought and worn my own cord if I could have gotten away with it. Unfortunately, my school ordered personalized graduation ...

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  • Finding the Right Ornaments for Academic Regalia

    Graduation day is coming! Well, it may actually be several months from now, but that doesn’t mean you should delay your preparation. One can graduate a few times in a lifetime, and when one of those special days is fast approaching, it is best to be prepared so you can have a truly unforgettable time. So aside from the right academic regalia, what else do you need to make sure your graduation day complete? Graduation party invitations Chances are that you and your family, with some relatives and/or friends,will want to celebrate your graduation day right after the ceremony, and if you’re graduating with a doctoral degree, you can be sure that your loved ones will do their best to show up and congratulate you. Because of the struggling economy, it is best to entertain practical notions about financing doctoral graduation party invitations and the party itself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. Just make sure to send out your graduation party invitations at least a w ...

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  • 3 Major Tips In Buying The Perfect Academic Regalia

      Graduation is one of the most important events in one’s life. It is the day when all accomplishments and achievements are celebrated and recognized. It is one of those momentous times when your family and friends are present to cheer for you as you walk going to the stage to get the price of your success. And what is graduation without the whole academic regalia? Seeing you in your graduation cap, hood, and gown is one of the best ways of telling the world about your success in studying. But before you get too excited, you have to make sure that you have prepared everything for your big day. Have you ever noticed that whenever graduation day approaches, there are a lot of academic regalia and accessories sold everywhere? With so many choices, how can you know that you bought the best one? There is no certain answer to that question as everybody has their own preferences.  But here are some tips on how to buy the perfect cap, hood and gown for you. Always compare the prices. B ...

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