A LITTLE HISTORY
Contrary to what one might think, the graduation ceremony is not a tradition of Anglo-Saxon origin, but French: it was started at the beginning of the Renaissance by students of the University of Paris. Gowns and caps for scholars go back to the 12th and 13th centuries. They were used by students and professors of the first European universities to keep warm in unheated buildings. Having disappeared in May 1968, this tradition is now being brought back in many prestigious schools and universities, combining tradition and modernity to celebrate obtaining a diploma, behind which is hidden:
– The culmination of several years of effort, the transition into the professional world, and thus immense pride for the student and his or her family,
– The image and prestige of an educational institution.
The founders of Diplomissimo were true enthusiasts who understood the importance of this unique moment and decided, a few years ago, to help you make it an unforgettable event by providing you with gowns, caps, stoles, etc. Graduation ceremony accessories with excellent value for money. Today, in addition to guaranteeing the quality of our products and services, we are committed to becoming a responsible, supportive, and citizen-based provider that meets your own standards by taking actions to promote sustainable development.
CHOOSE YOUR CLOTHES
You have finally arrived at the culmination of your years of hard work; now your graduation ceremony will reward all of your efforts! However, it is not always easy to find what you need to wear under your gown for this unique occasion, which is why Diplomissimo is here to give you some top tips.
For women: The right combination for your graduation ceremony is a light dress or dark-coloured skirt and light-coloured shirt; the only requirement is that the skirt not fall below the gown. Wear shoes that are comfortable enough for you to be at ease when you will be required to stand.
For men: Wear dark-coloured trousers, a light-coloured shirt, and a tie; the item that must not be neglected on this day are your shoes. To avoid a fashion mistake, these should be dark-coloured and smart so as to not stand out from the rest of your outfit; remember that your graduation ceremony is a solemn occasion.
If you want to respect tradition, there are certain rules that must be observed.
Tradition states that when the graduate receives their diploma, they move their tassel from right to left, a sign of passage from student to professional life; then, as a final celebration, the graduates toss their caps.
It is also wise to note that the colour of the robe depends on the field of activity or the function of the wearer. This colour code applies essentially to universities as well as rectors of academies, presidents of universities, lecturers, professors of universities, etc.
- Letters, philosophy, arts and humanities
- “Exact” and experimental sciences
- Medicine (and health sciences)
- Law and economics
- Scarlet red