As part of the graduation registration process in Student Connect, students who select to attend their ceremony will be directed to the graduation portal to order their academic dress and provide size details. 

Academic dress orders must be submitted before the graduation registration deadline. You will collect your academic dress on the day of the ceremony.

Understand the registration process

Dress code

You should dress professionally for a semi-formal occasion, keeping in mind the season and weather on the day and that academic regalia can be quite warm. Also consider:

  • You will need to stand for long periods and negotiate stairs when entering and leaving the stage, so suitable footwear is highly recommended.
  • We recommend a simple hairstyle as your regalia requires you to wear a mortarboard or bonnet (graduation hat).

Faculty colours

 
Faculty  Colour
Faculty of Education and Arts   Malachite Green
Faculty of Health Sciences   Spectrum Orange
Faculty of Law and Business   Burgundy
Faculty of Theology and Philosophy   Purple
University awards   Scarlet

Regalia

 
Degree  Gown  Hood or Stole  Mortar Board or Bonnet 
Non-Award Certificate or Diploma  Black Oxford Bachelor's pattern  Not applicable  Black mortar board 
Bachelor  Black Oxford Bachelor's pattern  Hood, black Oxford pattern, lined with Faculty colour Black mortar board 
Diploma, Associates Degrees, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate 

Black, Oxford Bachelor's pattern

Stole, in Faculty colour Black mortar board 
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education  Black, Oxford Bachelor's pattern  Scarlet stole  Black mortar board 
Masters  Black, Oxford Master's pattern  Hood, black Oxford pattern, lined and edged (10mm) with Faculty colour Black mortar board 
Master of Philosophy  Black, Oxford Master's pattern  Blue, Oxford pattern, lined edged 10mm with Scarlet  Black mortar board 
Doctor of Psychology  Black, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Faculty colour  Hood, black Cambridge pattern lined edged 10mm with Faculty colour  Bonnet, black with scarlet cord and tassel 
Doctor of Education 

Black, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Faculty colour

Hood, black Cambridge pattern lined edged 10mm with Faculty colour  Bonnet, black with scarlet cord and tassel 
Doctor of Philosophy 
Blue, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Scarlet  Hood, blue Cambridge pattern lined and edged 10mm with Scarlet  Bonnet, black with scarlet cord and tassel 
Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Political Thought  Blue, Cambridge Master's pattern faced 10cm with Scarlet  Hood, blue Cambridge pattern lined and edged 10mm with Scarlet  Bonnet, black with scarlet cord and tassel

Purchasing regalia

If you have an enquiry about purchasing ACU academic regalia, please email graduation@acu.edu.au.

 

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