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Caps and Gowns Now in UConn Blue (Almost)

students model the new blue gowns

The traditional black robes in use since the University started using caps and gowns, in 1907, have been replaced with robes of navy blue. The gowns also have a “green” aspect to them, as they are made from recycled water bottles — about 23 bottles per gown. They are lighter weight and wrinkle-resistant, but ironing, for obvious reasons, is not recommended. After graduation, the gowns can be recycled — a good thing considering that UConn conferred more than 9,000 degrees in 2017, the most in its 136-year history.

Congratulations Class of 2017

Peter Morenus, Sean Flynn/UConn Photo

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