Carleton University and Algonquin College are pleased this year to be awarding bachelor degrees and advanced diplomas, respectively, to the first graduates from the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program. Graduands will be wearing the academic hoods designed especially for this degree (far left). The lining of a hood denotes the degree-granting university and the velvet on the outside identifies the degree. As such, the lining of the new BIT hood has one red and one black chevron, which are the Carleton colours, as well as a green chevron representing Algonquin College. The velvet colour on the BIT hood is called maize. By contrast, students graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering can be identified by their hoods which have orange velvet on the outside and a lining with the red, silver and black chevrons (right).