Dress Code

Dress Code                     Hat and Sword

Formal dress is required at the Conferment Ceremony. The following requirements apply to Honorary Doctors and their companions/escorts as well.

 

Sword-Whetting (Sharpening of the Sword):

Young Doctor / Honorary Doctor, male

black tailcoat, white waistcoat (white vest), white bowtie, black socks and black shoes (patent leather), sword

Young Doctor / Honorary Doctor , female

long evening gown (not black), scarf allowed, no gloves, sword

Companion, male

black tailcoat, white waistcoat (white vest), white  bowtie, black socks and black shoes (patent leather), no sword

Companion, female

Conferrers of Degrees

long evening gown (not black), scarf allowed, no gloves, no sword

As young doctors and Honorary Doctors, no sword

In Sword-whetting, no doctoral hat

 

Rehearsal and Conferment Ceremony, Procession and Ecumenical Service:

Young Doctor / Honorary Doctor, male

black tailcoat, black waistcoat (black vest), white bowtie, white gloves, black socks and black leather shoes (no patent leather), doctoral hat and sword (no breast-pocket handkerchief)

Young Doctor / Honorary Doctor , female

long black dress, high neckline, long sleeves, no long slit, no jewelry or fur, black gloves, black shoes and black stockings, doctoral hat and sword

Companion, male

black tailcoat, black waistcoat (black vest),  white bowtie, white gloves, black socks and black leather shoes (no patent leather), (doctoral hat)

Companion, female

 

Conferrers of Degrees

long black dress, high neckline, long sleeves, no long slit, no jewelry or fur, black gloves, black shoes and black stockings, (doctoral hat)

 

As Young Doctors / Honorary Doctors

Invited guest, male

black tailcoat, black waistcoat (black vest) (+ white gloves if wearing doctoral hat) or dark suit, academic dress (cap & gown), black socks, black leather shoes (no patent leather), (doctoral hat)

Invited guest, female

black semi-formal daytime attire (long or short) or academic dress (cap & gown), black shoes, no gloves (black gloves with doctoral hat),  no hat, 
(doctoral hat)

All doctors must wear the doctoral hat. The doctors who are awarded a degree on this occasion should also carry the sword. All guests are allowed to wear major decorations.

 

Conferment Banquet and Ball:

Young Doctor / Honorary Doctor , male                       black tailcoat, white waistcoat (white vest), white bowtie, white gloves, black socks and black shoes (patent leather), doctoral hat and sword

 

Young Doctor / Honorary Doctor , female                    long black evening gown, black scarf allowed, doctoral hat and sword, fine jewelry and jewelry watch allowed

 

Companion, male               black tailcoat, white waistcoat (white vest), white bowtie, white gloves, black socks and black shoes (patent leather), (doctoral hat)

 

Companion, female             long evening gown, scarf allowed (same color as gown), fine jewelry and jewelry watch allowed, (doctoral hat)

 

Conferrers of Degrees         as Young Doctors / Honorary Doctors

 

Invited guest, male             black tailcoat, white waistcoat (white vest), white bowtie, white gloves, black socks and black shoes (patent leather), (doctoral hat)

 

Invited guest, female          long evening gown (not black or white), scarf allowed (same color as gown), fine jewelry and jewelry watch allowed, (doctoral hat)

 

All Doctors wear doctoral hats. Young Doctors, Honorary Doctors, Confferrers of Degrees and Officiants wear sword. Other doctors are allowed to wear a sword if they want.

Sailing Trip:

Casual dress, 'student cap' or equivalent. If you row yourself please wear gloves (ordinary, not festive) and flat shoes.

 

N.B.

All participants should wear major decorations at the Conferment Ceremony and at the Banquet.
Those wearing major decorations at the Conferment Ceremony and the formal dinner should not wear a breast-pocket handkerchief at the same time.

Please do not wear wrist watch when wearing tailcoat. Pocket watch with golden chain is allowed.

Please do not wear furs or jewelry during the Conferment Ceremony.
The buttons of the female dress should be plain. Jewelry is allowed at the Sword-Whetting and Conferment Banquet.

 

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Last updated: 5.6.2017

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