Why are caps and gowns worn? What is the meaning of the tassel, the hood? Why do professors dress like medieval magistrates? Learn about the significance and history of the commencement ceremony.

Honorary Degree Nomination Procedure

At the University of Rhode Island, we look to honor those who have led exemplary lives, both personally and professionally. This year’s honorees are no exception. Take a look at how we choose our honorary degree recipients.

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