The Commission met at Columbia College now Columbia University in and adopted a code of academic regalia, which prescribed the cut and style and materials of the gowns, as well as determined the colours which were to represent the different fields of learning. Retrieved 24 May Academic regalia in the United States has been influenced by the academic dress traditions of Europe.

CS1 maint: It is a flat square hat with a tassel suspended from a button in the top centre of the board.

Academic dress is only worn on ceremonial occasions: Triumphest