The Habib regalia reflects the institution’s core value of aesthetics, and the university’s pedagogical focus on contextuality and inheritance. The silhouette is slender and gender-neutral, and the palette is restrained to the official colors of white, purple and dull gold. The pattern, designed originally for the convocation, is the word Habib in Urdu, abstracted to a four-petalled flower. All gowns, except the Chancellor’s, are white, with dull gold on purple trimmings. All students and faculty wear the same gown, irrespective of the program of study, embodying the liberal arts spirit of the institution. The traditional form of the gown is supplemented by a standard white graduation cap, in a nod to the institution’s global linkages.