Academic dress — also known as academic costume or regalia — is worn by all participants in Convocation ceremonies. These are the regal robes that distinguish Convocation as an academic ceremony.
The ceremonial hoods worn by each graduand are colour-coded to identify the graduand’s field of study.
Graduands do not need to rent their academic dress; they can pick it up the days leading up to the ceremony in the Gowns Room.
Your academic dress will depend on the degree you will receive:
- Diplomas - black gown and stole
- Bachelor’s degree - gown and hood
- Master’s degree - gown, hood and mortar board
- PhD recipients - PhD gown, hood and birretum