Graduates attending a ceremony will need to wear the approved University of Newcastle academic dress. This includes a gown, hood and trencher (cap).

Academic dress

Dress hire

Graduates attending a ceremony will need to wear the approved University of Newcastle academic dress. This includes a gown, hood and trencher (cap). Full details of what you will need to hire are listed in your graduation invitation.

You will need to pay for the hire of your academic dress online through the graduation registration system at the same time you register. Academic dress hire terms and conditions can also be viewed online before payment has been processed.


2016 September Graduation Ceremonies - Callaghan campus

Collection times for Thursday 29th September 2016 Graduation Ceremony:


Wednesday 28th September between 2pm-7pm  OR

On the day:

10am ceremony only from 7.30am
2pm ceremony only from 10am
6pm ceremony only from 2pm

Collection times for Friday 30th September 2016 Graduation Ceremony:


Thursday 29th September between 6pm-9pm  OR

On the day:

10am ceremony only from 7.30am
2pm ceremony only from 10am
6pm ceremony only from 2pm

Returning Academic Dress hire: You must return your academic dress on the day of graduation, before leaving the campus.

Return Late Fee
If any items are returned after the time stated, the customer agrees to pay an additional hiring fee of $50* per day until all items have been returned or, where necessary, replaced. This amount will not exceed $662* and will be charged to your credit card account as submitted.

University staff academic dress hire

Academic dress hire for University of Newcastle staff is available through the Academic Dress Hire form here