Getting a Doctor's Hat and Sword

Graduands must aquire their own Doctor's Hat and Sword. The use of a borrowed hat and sword is also possible. When wearing a borrowed hat, the colours of the faculty must be taken into account.

Purchasing a Hat

Order your hat as soon as possible! The hats are handmade and suppliers may not be able to meet demand as the event approaches. The purchase of honorary doctorate hats is handled by the University.

The University of Lapland uses the following colours: black for Education, burgundy for Law, black for Social Sciences and blue for Arts.

There are a number of hatmakers. Here is a list of a few:

Purchasing a Sword

The Doctors also purchase the sword themselves. Sword suppliers include Wahlman and Au-Holmberg, where you can find a sword with the University of Lapland emblem.