Published: April 25, 2018

Session Information

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Location: Administrative & Research Center (East Campus), 620
What to bring: Bring your Buff Onecard to sign in. 

Gowns, hoods, and tassels, oh my! In this session, we will demystify academic traditions.The history and symbolic significance of academic dress and ceremonies will be discussed.Topics will include the differences between academic gowns, colors, hoods and other elements of dress. Traditional academic ceremonies and their significance will also be discussed.Attendees are invited to bring a lunch for these interactive, informative sessions.


New employees at CU Boulder in their first 12-18 months are invited to bring their lunch and attend. 


  • Merna Jacobsen, PhD.:  Asst. Vice Chancellor & Deputy Chief HR Officer, and Director of Organization and Employee Development, Department of Human Resources
  • Suzanne Soled, PhD: Director of Faculty Relations, Office of Faculty Affairs

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As a component of the comprehensive, year-long onboarding program sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, the CU Discover Series is offered to new employees at CU Boulder in their first 12-18 months of employment. Learn more about the CU Discover Series