[Parentsgroup-list] PhD Cap and Gown

Ayfer Karakaya Stump stump at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Apr 30 11:34:32 EDT 2009


Dear All,

I realize it is kind of late to ask this question, but does anybody know 
if it would be a good idea to buy the PhD cap and gown (rather than 
renting them) if you are planing on an academic career? In other words, 
are there times when professors are required to wear a cap and gown? And 
if so, are you expected to wear the same cap and gown hat you wore when 
you were graduating or do you get a new one from the university where 
you are currently teaching?

Also, are there cheaper alternatives to the Harvard Coop for buying them?

Many thanks in advance!
ayfer




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