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

Your graduation ceremony is a formal celebration of your achievement and we encourage you to dress appropriately.

  • Wear an appropriate seasonal outfit, keeping in mind the weather on the day and that the gowns are quite warm.
  • The hoods worn by Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral graduands can often be difficult to hold in place. Most hoods have a loop that can be slipped over a button on a buttoned shirt to assist with holding it in place.
  • Graduation day involves a considerable amount of walking and standing, as well as negotiating stairs, so wearing very high heels can be problematic.
  • Choose a simple hairstyle that allows you to wear your mortar board or bonnet comfortably.
  • The length of the gown is below the knee so female graduands that wear knee length dresses or shorter will often appear to the audience as though they are only wearing the gown.

Attire that is not suitable includes:

  • Jeans
  • Singlets
  • Thongs (and similar footwear)
  • Runners/Joggers
  • Shorts

Faculty colours

 
Faculty  Colour name 
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 colours  Black mortar board 
Diploma, Associates Degrees, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate 

Black, Oxford Bachelor's pattern

Stole, in Faculty colours  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 colours  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 colours

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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