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Ordered commencement robe today

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I ordered my commencement robe today, having finally decided on this one:

Northcentral University Deluxe Doctorate Package with Piping (Black Velvet) $561.00

The price is high but I will use my robe for local commencements as well as the one for NCU. I remember looking at the robes several years ago an wondering if I would EVER get to wear one. Graduation seemed so very far away and so unobtainable. This journey to a PhD has been very difficult but I just kept hanging on through all the ups and downs.

So Husband and I are preparing to go to commencement in AZ, and take in some of the landmarks while we are there such as the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. I am also VERY EXCITED about meeting some of the folks that I have been talking to by phone and email. I have made so many friends through the years and it will be great to sit over a cup of coffee and visit (and NOT talk about courses, TPs, CPs, DP, and DMs)!

Commencement robe decision?

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I am looking at the commencement robes, and considering which will be best to buy. I plan to buy rather than rent because I attend local commencement ceremonies every year. The robes are expensive but I will use it every year.

If you bought or have seen them in real life, which looks best? Here are the choices: the doctoral robe with black velvet and black piping, with black velvet without black piping, with blue velvet and gold piping, or with blue velvet without piping?

Please feel free to comment after looking at the pictures, even if you have not seen the robes in person!

Here is the link: http://www.artneedle.com/northcentral-university/

I am leaning toward one of the all-black ones with or without piping, but I like the ones with blue velvet, too! I just don’t know which one to pick. I do not like to buy anything so expensive after just looking at photos. I like to see things close up for quality.

Also – if you have a doctoral commencement robe for sale, feel free to post a note and let me (and others) know.