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Mcgill Univimsity

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MCGILL UNIVIMSITY.

Undergraduates shall wear a plain black stuff gown, not falling below the knee, with round sleeve cut above elbow.

Bachelor of Arts.— Black stuff gown, falling below knee, with full sleeve cut to elbow and terminating in a point (Similar to that of the Cambridge B.A.); hood, black silk. lined with pale blue silk and edged with white fur.

Bachelor of Science.— The same gown as Bachelor of Arts; hood, black silk, lined with yellow silk and edged with white fur.

Bachelor of Civil Law.— The same gown as Bachelors of Arts; hood. black silk, lined with French gray silk and edged with white fur.

Bachelor of Architecture.— The same gown as Bachelors of Arts; hood. black silk, lined with white silk and edged with white fur.

Bachelor of Music.—The same gown as Bachelors of Arts; hood, black silk, lined with pale mauve silk, and edged with white fur.

Master of Arts.— Black gown of stuff or silk, falling below knee, with long sleeve with semi-cucular cut at the bottom (similar to that of the Cambridge M.A.); hood, black silk, lined with pale blue silk.

Master of Science.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, black silk, lined with yellow silk.

Doctor of Medicine.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, scarlet cloth, lined with dark blue silk.

Doctor in Denial Science.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, scarlet cloth, lined with pink silk.

Doctor of Laws.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, scarlet cloth, lined with white silk.

Doctor'of Literature.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, scarlet cloth, lined with pale blue silk.

Doctor of Science.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, scarlet cloth, lined with yellow silk.

Doctor of Music.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, scarlet cloth, lined with pale mauve silk.

Doctor of Philosophy.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, scarlet cloth, lined with pale green silk.

Dodo. of Civil Law.— The same gown as Masters of Arts; hood, scarlet cloth, lined with French gray silk.

Doctors of Laws, Doctors of Civil Law, Doctors of Litera ture, Doctors of Science, Doctors of Philosophy and Doctors of Music shall be entitled to wear for full dress a robe of scarlet cloth (similar in pattern to that of the Cambridge LL.D.) faced with silk of the same color as the lining of their respective hoods.

All hoods shall be in pattern similar to that of the Masters of Arts of Cambridge University.

Undergraduates and graduates shall wear the ordinary black trencher with black tassel, but Doctors of Laws, Doctors of Civil Law. Doctors of Literature, Doctors of Science, Doctors of Philosophy and Doctors of Music shall wear for full dress a black velvet hat with gold cord, similar to that worn by Doctors of Laws of Cambridge University.

The idea of a well-defined system for the American colleges and universities arose about 1893 after there had become evident a decided movement toward the use of academic costume by senior classes, trustees'and faculties outside of the institutions named in the opening par agraph of this article. The College of Bryn Mawr opened with caps, gowns and hoods for faculty and students in 1885, the faculty of _Harvard had equipped for her 250th anniver sary in 1886, the trustees of Yale about the same time, the seniors of Williams in 1883, the seniors of Wellesley for Tree Day in 1884, the Yale, Union and Amherst seniors in 1891, seniors of Harvard, Dartmouth, University of Syracuse and several others in 1892, the facul ties of Brown and The University of Chicago, seniors of the University of Vermont, Dickin son, Wesleyan, Tufts, Hampden-Sidney, Wells, Lafayette, Mount Holyoke, Elmira, Colby and many others in 1893. The movement was essentially a student movement to provide a senior badge and to improve the commencement week exercises, take the place of the archaic edress suit° or eswallow-tail" and revive the traditions of a continuing and related university life. It was approved particularly by. the students on account of its being uniform which overcame all differences of dress and made for democracy. It was seen that the gowns aided grace and overcame awkwardness in speaking and that the general effect was to make uni versity functions more characteristic, interest ing and impressive to all beholders. It was dis covered that on account of the improved ap pearance of all wearing academic costume, and the increased interest aroused by the dignity of the ceremonies that there was better attendance on the part of trustees, faculties, alumni, students and friends of the colleges and uni versities.

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