Graduates are required to wear the approved University of Newcastle academic dress when participating in a Graduation Ceremony.
How do I obtain academic dress?
Gowns, caps and hoods are available for hire or purchase, and will be part of the Graduation package.
Please note, the University does not organise academic dress hire. It is provided by UoN Services (Callaghan campus) and enquiries should be directed to the below details:
Telephone: (+61 2) 4985 4132
Download and read the Academic Dress Hire Terms and Conditions here.
What do I wear under my academic dress?
The gown is not a closed gown, so we suggest wearing "smart casual" or business clothing underneath. Remember, your photograph will be taken as you are presented with your testamur, and portrait photography is available by arrangement in the Shortland Building after your ceremony.
What colour is my Academic Dress?
The items of academic dress required for your award are noted in your letter of invitation to graduation. To see a list of academic dress colours visit the Academic Dress Colours web page.
To view a sample of the Academic Dress Colours click here.
How do I wear my Academic Dress?
Graphic and pictorial images of how to wear your academic dress can be viewed at How Do I Wear My Academic Dress? Will there be assistance with wearing academic dress?
University staff wearing maroon gowns will be available prior to your ceremony to provide assistance with dressing in the academic dress.