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What gown do I wear to student graduation when I have two doctoral degrees?

As no one who matters will actually know which degrees you hold and what gown goes with which, the choice of gown will be yours! If you own both, choose the one that is the most distinctive, colourful,...
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Graduation Robes - What accolades does this guy have?

It is conventional in many places for faculty who participate in a graduation ceremony to wear the regalia from the university where they got their degree. Some universities have more... elaborate ...
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What gown do I wear to student graduation when I have two doctoral degrees?

Yes, you can wear whichever you choose, but the intercollegate rules laid down in the late 19th century suggested (but did not require) that you should wear the regalia of your most recent terminal ...
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Graduation Robes - What accolades does this guy have?

I asked this question on the Facebook 'Academical Dress' group, where Patrick Cook was able to find out who the figure in green is: It is Polish. The gentleman in question if Prof. Maciej Henneberg....
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Do I have to wear academic regalia to a student's graduation?

It sounds as if you are going to be seated in the audience as guest (e.g., sitting with the family or as if you were friend or family), so just wear 'regular' clothes. It still is a very nice thing to ...
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Academic Gowns and Hood Colours for Overseas Students Where the University Does Not Have One

Ask the university. There will be administrative offices and a secretariat of some kind, and they will be delighted to be able to help. It is a lot more interesting than most of the stuff they find ...
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Is it appropriate to wear an honor stole/cord to my doctoral hooding and convocation?

Formal regalia for convocations are highly stylised - even the side to which a tassel falls can have meaning. It would not normally be appropriate to wear representations of achievement that are ...
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Etiquette of wearing the wrong academic robes at graduation as a lecturer in the UK

This is a matter for whichever official at your university is in charge of ceremonies; in a British university there is almost certainly someone who knows the official rules, even if the university as ...
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What gown do I wear to student graduation when I have two doctoral degrees?

@Ragaroni's answer seems good for the US. Here in England-and-Wales, there are no intercollegiate rules and it would be a question for the internal regulations of the university hosting the ...
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Is it appropriate to wear an honor stole/cord to my doctoral hooding and convocation?

Aesthetically, wearing a stole or cord with a hood seems unappealing. Practically, there is a slight chance it would complicate the hooding process. (It is surprising how hard even simple things like ...
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What is a typical dress code for campus interviews on west coast state schools?

I'm honestly just guessing here, but I'd think something along the lines of Business Casual or Smart Casual. Both of those are ambiguous, of course, but I think you'd stand out in a suit. Of course ...
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What is a typical dress code for campus interviews on west coast state schools?

As a general rule of clothing, it's better to be overdressed than underdressed. In that spirit, I would err on the side of dressing a bit more formally than what you anticipate to be "normal" for ...
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Etiquette of wearing the wrong academic robes at graduation as a lecturer in the UK

I can't comment on whether you'd get away with it, as that depends on your institution and colleagues, but wearing the wrong robes is certainly both bad form and rude. It's bad form to disrespect the ...
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Wearing a PhD gown with a stole bestowed earlier from my Masters

I don't think it is commonly done and few would notice. It might seem a bit weird to the (very) few who did notice, but they won't reduce your salary or fire you for such a thing. Wearing two stoles ...
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Is it appropriate to wear an honor stole/cord to my doctoral hooding and convocation?

I went through my doctoral hooding ceremony today, and wore my honor cords. No one asked or cared one way or the other. I saw a handful of other people (there were several hundred students being ...
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What graduation gown should a PhD-holder wear when later receiving a Master's in another field?

It varies from university to university. In Cambridge, for example, you wear the academic dress of the highest Cambridge degree you hold, if you do already hold one, but if you are not already a ...
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What should I wear to academic ceremonies in UK? I have a PhD from Austria

For graduation specifically, most universities engage the services of a rober such as Ryder & Amies or Ede & Ravenscroft to source robes and Hoods for staff who attend the ceremonies, and the ...
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What graduation gown should a PhD-holder wear when later receiving a Master's in another field?

You should probably contact your graduate school to ask them. Ceremonial matters like this have some tradition behind them, so it'd seem to depend on what traditions your school cares about. And if ...
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Do I have to wear academic regalia to a student's graduation?

I face this situation many times as a visiting faculty to several institutions. While most of them accept us as part of faculty and offer cloaks, some accept us as guests only and do not offer cloaks. ...
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Do I have to wear academic regalia to a student's graduation?

As already noted, if in the audience and not part of the faculty then no one would expect you to wear any academic robes and it would be most unusual to do so. That being said, when my son graduated ...
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