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.

Academic Dress Hire is located on Level 2 of the Shortland Building (at the top of the ramp from carpark 5), Callaghan Campus.  Access is via the ramp from carpark 5. The Academic Dress collection times for the April 2017 Graduation Ceremonies are available here.

Registration for the April 2017 Callaghan Graduation Ceremonies is now open and will close on 23 March 2017. To register your attendance, non attendance or deferral of graduation, go to the Graduation Registration and Academic Dress Hire form.

Please note that graduates who have been completed in their degree after 1 March 2017 will be invited to the Graduation Ceremonies to be held on 28 and 29 September 2017. Graduates who have completed their degree at the Central Coast Campus will be invited to the ceremonies to be held on 6 and 7 July at that campus.


University staff academic dress hire

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