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    Yes. Non gown wearing colleges actually go naked.

    Collingwood, Collingwood, Collingwood!
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    (Original post by ssmoose)
    Everyone in college gets naked and has a mass orgy.
    Ah yes, the matriculation afterparty on Palace Green.
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    It seems like some ancient initiation ritual.
    That's probably because that's exactly what it is. Who died and made you Poirot?
    Our college had two early morning fire alarms to get us up in time. One of which was apparently real, caused by someone putting a prothstetic arm (?) into a microwave
    That happened. I know the guy who did it.
    If you go to a gown-wearing college, matriculation is worth it just because gowns + Durham cathedral = feeling like you're in Harry Potter
    Alternatively, you could go because: gowns + Durham Cathedral = actually becoming a part of Durham University.
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    (Original post by Mattmoy_2000)
    If you go to a gown-wearing college, matriculation is worth it just because gowns + Durham cathedral = feeling like you're in Harry Potter
    Alternatively, you could go because: gowns + Durham Cathedral = actually becoming a part of Durham University.
    I'll choose the second reason, thanks.
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    (Original post by Bennus)
    If you are at a college that doesn't do gowns for formals then no one goes to matriculation in a gown, well thats the case with Collingwood.
    And yeah they should make it more interesting, at least get the students involved a bit more, spose getting everyone to sign some registration book might prolong it too far.

    Our college had two early morning fire alarms to get us up in time. One of which was apparently real, caused by someone putting a prothstetic arm (?) into a microwave. Thats usually cos eveyones out the night before. One of my friends nearly threw up inside the cathedral as he was so on the edge, all the way through matriculation.
    I thought it was a rubber duck...

    That day was evil.I was so tired.

    Also you get told not to drink,not to eat too much...basically not to do things that students do.
 
 
 
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