Academic dress

You are required to wear the appropriate academic dress to participate in your graduation ceremony. Graduation attendance consists of a registration fee and academic dress hire fee. You can also choose to purchase your own regalia gown set as part of the online graduation registration process.

Double degrees wear the colour of the college/School that runs the course. For example, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts wears the colour for Law.

Multiple degrees wear the academic dress for the highest award. For example, Graduate Diploma in Education/Bachelor of Arts wears the academic dress for the Graduate Diploma.

Graduands of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent may also opt to wear, in addition to the appropriate academic dress as described below, a stole ten centimetres wide of the following colours:

  • Aboriginal: Equal bands of Jet Black, Saffron and Post Office red silks
  • Torres Strait Islander: Larkspur silk edged on each side with Juniper silk, each colour separated by a narrow band of black piping

Diploma

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Stole: 10 cm wide lined with silk in the colour of the discipline, worn around the neck and drapes down the front of the gown

No trencher is worn

Bachelor degree

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Hood: Burgon style Oxford hood of Oxford blue cloth with a 10 cm silk facing in the colour of the discipline; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on the right shoulder.

Trencher: Black cloth

Bachelor (Honours) degree

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Hood: Burgon style Oxford hood of Oxford blue cloth with a 10 cm silk facing in the colour of the discipline; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on the left shoulder.

Trencher: Black cloth

Graduate certificate and diploma

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Stole: 10 cm wide lined with silk in the colour of the discipline, worn around the neck and drapes down the front of the gown.

Trencher: Black cloth

Master degree

Gown: Oxford blue cloth


Hood: Burgon style Oxford hood of Oxford blue cloth lined and bound to a depth of 2 cm with silk in the colour of the discipline; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on the right shoulder.

Trencher: Black cloth

Master (Honours) degree

Gown: Oxford blue cloth

Hood: Burgon style Oxford hood of Oxford blue cloth lined and bound to a depth of 2 cm with silk in the colour of the discipline; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on the left shoulder.

Professional Doctorate

Gown: Oxford blue cloth with a 10 cm wide Post Office red silk facing and cuffs

Hood: Oxford doctorate cut hood in Oxford blue, lined with Post Office red silk; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on both shoulders.

Bonnet: Black velvet Tudor bonnet with a Post Office red cord and tassel

Doctor of Philosophy

Gown: Post Office red cloth with 10 cm wide facing and cuffs

Hood: Oxford doctorate cut hood in Post Office red lined with blue silk; the hood is worn with the hood's silk exposed on both shoulders.

Bonnet:
Black velvet Tudor bonnet with a Post Office red cord and tassel

Hoods, facings and stole colours

Colour references are to the British Colour Council Dictionary of Standard Colours

Discipline

Colour

Agriculture

Brunswick green

Business, Economics

Tangerine

Education

Claret

Engineering

Nutmeg

Health Sciences

Signal red

Humanities and Social Sciences

Turquoise

Law

Crocus (mauve)

Psychological Sciences

Sulphur

Science, Technology

Saffron

Social Work

Smalt (cornflower blue)