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 Ourimbah Graduation Ceremonies

You can collect your Academic Dress hire from Outside the Fine Art Studio at the Ourimbah campus.

Collection times for Thursday 7th July 2016 Graduation Ceremony:

Wednesday 6th July between 2 pm-5 pm OR
On the day:
10 am ceremony only: from 8 am
2 pm ceremony only:   from 10 am
6 pm ceremony only:   from 2 pm

Collection times for Friday 8th July 2016 Graduation Ceremony:

Thursday 7th July between 6pm-8pm OR
On the day:
10 am ceremony only:  from 8.00 am
2 pm ceremony only:   from 10 am

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.

Academic Dress Hire Terms and Conditions


University staff academic dress hire

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