Examining the history of the graduation ceremony

The traditions and customs behind graduation day

Stars Insider

05/06/24 | StarsInsider


The history of graduation ceremonies can be traced back to the 11th century and the appearance of the first universities in Europe. Also called a commencement, graduating from an educational institution is a centuries-old rite of passage steeped in tradition. Much of the academic regalia associated with receiving a degree is medieval in origin, including the ubiquitous cap and gown. In fact, the more you examine the customs behind graduation day, the greater the significance of this fascinating academic spectacle. So, want to learn more?

Click through and examine the origins of the graduation ceremony.

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