Colors and Codes

Ceremony Colors

Bachelor degree graduates wear cap, gown and tassel. Master degree graduates wear cap, gown, hood and tassel. All gowns are black except Emory's custom PhD robes, which are Emory blue and gold.

All hoods and professional or PhD robes feature the color of the discipline traditionally designated for the degree the student earned. Students earning dual degrees should wear the discipline color for the ceremony in which they will participate. The colors traditionally designated for earned degrees are listed below.

Degree
Color
Arts White
Business Drab (a shade of brown)
Law Purple
Medicine Green
Music Pink
Nursing Apricot
PhD Dark blue
Public Health Salmon
Science Gold
Theology Red

Alumni Abbreviations

In writing about alumni, we include class years with an abbreviation of the school attended after a person's name.