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

Academic dress hire

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

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.

Your academic dress must be returned on the day of graduation before leaving campus.  Please note, there is a late fee for items not returned.  Full details are in the terms and conditions of hire.


Academic dress description and colours

Your academic dress and the abbreviation for your award can be found in the lists below.

The Academic Dress for Higher Degree Research awards and Professional Doctorates is listed in the table below.

Program Name

Abbreviation

Academic Dress

Doctor of Business Administration

DBA

A festal masters style gown of dark blue faced with silver grey with a hood of garnet cloth lined with silver grey and a black velvet bonnet with a silver cord.

Doctor of Clinical and Health Psychology

DClinHlthPsyc

A festal masters style gown of dark blue faced with silver grey with a hood of garnet cloth lined with silver grey and a black velvet bonnet with a silver cord.

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

DClinPsyc

A festal masters style gown of dark blue faced with silver grey with a hood of garnet cloth lined with silver grey and a black velvet bonnet with a silver cord.

Doctor of EngineeringDEngA festal gown of cardinal red cloth, with a hood of garnet cloth lined with silk cloth of lapis lazuli and a black velvet bonnet with a gold cord.
Doctor of LawsLLDA festal gown of cardinal red cloth, with a hood of garnet cloth lined with silk cloth of waratah and a black velvet bonnet with a gold cord.
Doctor of LettersDLittA festal gown of cardinal red cloth, with a hood of garnet cloth lined with silk cloth of pearl and a black velvet bonnet with a gold cord.
Doctor of MedicineDMedA festal gown of cardinal red cloth, with a hood of garnet cloth lined with silk cloth of rhodochrosite and a black velvet bonnet with a gold cord.
Doctor of PhilosophyPhDA festal gown of garnet cloth faced with silver grey to a width of 10cm with a hood of garnet cloth lined with silver grey and a black velvet bonnet with a silver cord.

Master of Philosophy

MPhil

A gown of black cloth and a black cap as worn by Masters of Arts of the University of Cambridge, and a hood as worn by Doctors of Philosophy, namely a hood of garnet lined with silver grey.

The Academic Dress for Undergraduate and Postgraduate awards is listed in the table below.  For the appropriate hood colour for your degree, please see the alphabetical listing.

Degree

Academic Dress

Master

A gown of black cloth and a hood as worn by Masters of Arts of the University of Cambridge and a black cap in the Cambridge style.

Graduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diplomates who hold no former degree shall wear a gown of black cloth and a cap in the Cambridge style as worn by graduates holding the degree of Bachelor.

Graduate Certificate

Postgraduate Diplomates who hold no former degree shall wear a gown of black cloth and a cap in the Cambridge style as worn by graduates holding the degree of Bachelor.

Bachelor

A gown of black cloth and a hood in the Cambridge style as worn by graduates holding the degree of Bachelor and a black cap in the Cambridge style.

Associate Degree

A gown of black cloth and a cap in the Cambridge style as worn by graduates holding the degree of Bachelor.

Diploma

A gown of black cloth and a cap in the Cambridge style as worn by graduates holding the degree of Bachelor.

Program NameAbbreviationHood Colour
Diploma in BusinessDipBusNone
Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional PracticeBAborProfPracLined to a depth of 5cm in wattle followed by 15cm in waratah
Bachelor of Aboriginal StudiesBAborStudLined to a depth of 5cm in wattle followed by 15cm in waratah
Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours)BAborStud(Hons)Lined to a depth of 5cm in wattle followed by 15cm in waratah

Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

BAborProfPrac/LLB(Hons)Lined to a depth of 5cm in wattle followed by 15cm in waratah

Bachelor of Arts

BALined to a depth of 15cm in pearl

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

BA(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)BA/LLB(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in pearl

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

BA/BScLined to a depth of 15cm in topaz

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

BBiomedScLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)BBiomedSc(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite

Bachelor of Biotechnology

BBiotechLined to a depth of 15cm in topaz

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

BBiotech(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of BusinessBBusLined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of Business (Honours)BBus(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of CommerceBBus/BComLined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipBBus/BInno&EntreLined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)BBus/LLB(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of CommerceBComLined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)BCom(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipBCom/BInno&EntreLined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)BBus/LLB(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of CommunicationBComnLined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)BComn(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)BComn/LLB(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Computer ScienceBCompScLined to a depth of 15cm in violet
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)BCompSc(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in violet
Bachelor of Construction Management (Building)BConMgt(Build)Lined to a depth of 15cm in garnet
Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours)BConMgt(Build)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in garnet
Bachelor of Creative IndustriesBCIndLined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)BDes(Arch)Lined to a depth of 15cm in garnet
Bachelor of Development StudiesBDevStudLined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours)BDevStud(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for BusinessGCertAdvCompTechBusNone
Graduate Certificate in Applied FinanceGCertAppFinNone
Graduate Certificate in Applied LinguisticsGCertAppLingNone
Graduate Certificate in Applied Management HealthGCertAppMgt(Hlth)None
Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Nursing)GCertAppMgt(Nurs)None
Graduate Certificate in Aviation ManagementGCertAvMgtNone
Graduate Certificate in Business AdministrationGCertBANone
Graduate Certificate in Business Management (Executive)GCertBA(Exec)None
Graduate Certificate in Business PsychologyGCertBusPsychNone
Graduate Certificate in Business ResearchGCertBusResNone
Graduate Certificate in Clinical EpidemiologyGCertClinEpidNone
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)GCertClinMed(Lead&Mgt)None
Graduate Certificate in Clinical NursingGCertClinNursNone
Graduate Certificate in Co-operative Management and OrganisationGCerCoopMgtOrgNone
Graduate Certificate in Digital MediaGCertDMNone
Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and ReconstructionGCertDPRNone
Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk ReductionGCertDRRNone
Graduate Certificate in Educational StudiesGCertEdStudNone
Graduate Diploma in Business AdministrationGDipBANone
Graduate Diploma in Clinical EpidemiologyGDipClinEpidNone
Master of Applied FinanceMAppFinFully lined in turquoise
Master of Applied Health and Business PsychologyMAppHlthBusPsychFully lined in pearl
Master of Applied LinguisticsMAppLingFully lined in pearl
Master of Applied Management (Health)MAppMgt(Hlth)Fully lined in rhodochrosite

Master of Applied Management (Nursing)

MAppMgt(Nurs)Fully lined in international orange
Master of ArchitectureMArchFully lined in garnet
Master of Aviation ManagementMAvMgtFully lined in topaz
Master of BioInnovation and DesignMBioInnoDesFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of BusinessMBusFully lined in turquoise
Master of Business AdministrationMBAFully lined in turquoise
Master of Business PsychologyMBusPsychFully lined in pearl
Master of Business ResearchMBusResFully lined in turquoise
Master of Clinical EpidemiologyMClinEpidFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)MClinEpid(L&Mgt)Fully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Clinical PsychologyMClinPsychFully lined in pearl
Master of Co-operatives Management and OrganisationMCoopMgtOrgFully lined in turquoise
Master of Creative IndustriesMCIndFully lined in wattle
Master of Digital MediaMDMFully lined in wattle
Master of Disability StudiesMDisStudFully lined in shamrock
Master of Disaster Preparedness and ReconstructionMDPRFully lined in garnet
Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable DevelopmentMDR&SusDevFully lined in garnet
Program NameAbbreviationHood Colour
Diploma in EngineeringDipEngNone
Diploma in HumanitiesDipHumaNone
Associate Degree in HealthAssocDegHlthNone
Bachelor of EducationBEdLined to a depth of 15 cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)BEd(ECPrimary)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours)BEd(ECPrimary)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Education (Primary)BEd(Primary)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)BEd(Primary)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)BEd(Secondary)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)BEd(Secondary)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Education StudiesBEdStLined to a depth of 15 cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)BEng(Hons)(Chem)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)BEng(Hons)(Civil)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Combined Degree) Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer)BEng(Hons)(Comp)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems)BEng(Hons)(CompSys)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)BEng(Hons)(Elec)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)BEng(Hons)(Elec&Elect)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental)BEng(Hons)(Env)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)BEng(Hons)(Mech)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)BEng(Hons)(Mecha)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software)BEng(Hons)(Soft)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying)BEng(Hons)(Surv)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Telecommunications)BEng(Hons)(Tele)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program) Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical EngineeringBEng(Chem)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil EngineeringBEng(Civil)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer EngineeringBEng(Computer)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical EngineeringBEng(Elec)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical EngineeringBEng(Mech)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics EngineeringBEng(Mecha)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering in Software EngineeringBEng(Soft)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications EngineeringBEng(Tele)Lined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and SafetyBEnvOHSLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Environmental Science and ManagementBEnvScMgtLined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours)BEnvScMgt(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport ScienceBExSportScLined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)BExSportSc(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Fine ArtBFALined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)BFA(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Food Science and Human NutritionBFoodScHumNutLined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition (Honours)BFoodScHumNut (Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of HealthBHlthLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)BHlthSc(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Graduate Certificate in Educational StudiesGCertEdStudNone
Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business ManagementGCertEBMNone
Graduate Certificate in Environmental ManagementGCertEMNone
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and SustainabilityGCertEMSNone
Graduate Certificate in Family StudiesGCertFamStudiesNone
Graduate Certificate in Health ScienceGCertHlthScNone
Gradate Certificate in Human Resource ManagementGCertHRMNone
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Risk Assessment and RemediationGDipERARNone
Master of Early Childhood EducationMECEFully lined in shamrock
Master of Educational StudiesMEdStudFully lined in shamrock
Master of Engineering ManagementMEngMgtFully lined lapis lazuli
Master of Environmental and Business ManagementMEBMFully lined in topaz
Master of Environmental LawMEnvLawFully lined in waratah
Master of Environmental ManagementMEMFully lined in topaz
Master of Environmental Management and SustainabilityMEMSFully lined in topaz
Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and RemediationMERARFully lined in topaz
Master of Family StudiesMFamStudiesFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Health ScienceMHlthScFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Human Resource ManagementMHRMgtFully lined in turquoise
Master of Human Resources and LawMHRLawFully lined in waratah
Program NameAbbreviationHood Colour
Diploma in LanguagesDipLangNone
Bachelor of Industrial DesignBIndDesLined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Information TechnologyBITLined to a depth of 15cm in violet
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)BIT(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in violet
Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of BusinessBIT/BBusLined to a depth of 15cm in violet
Bachelor of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipBInno&EntreLined to a depth of 15cm in turquoise
Bachelor of LawsLLBLined to a depth of 15cm in waratah
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)LLB(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in waratah
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Diploma of Legal PracticeLLB(Hons)/DipLegPracLined to a depth of 15cm in waratah
Bachelor of Laws / Diploma of Legal PracticeLLB/DipLegPracLined to a depth of 15cm in waratah
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined Lined to a depth of 15cm in waratah
Bachelor of MathematicsBMathLined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours)BMath(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)BMedRadSc(Hons)(DR)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)BMedRadSc(Hons)(NM)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)BMedRadSc(Hons)(RT)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)BMedRadSc(DR)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)BMedRadSc(NM)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)BMedRadSc(RT)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medical ScienceBMedScLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)BMedSc(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)BMedSc&MDFully lined in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)BMedLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of MidwiferyBMidLined to a depth of 15cm in international orange
Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)BMid(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in international orange
Bachelor of MusicBMusLined to a depth of 15cm in lilac
Bachelor of Music (Honours)BMus(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in lilac
Bachelor of Natural History IllustrationBNHILined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours)BNHI(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of NursingBNursLined to a depth of 15cm in international orange
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)BNurs(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in international orange
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)BND(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Graduate Certificate in Information TechnologyGCertITNone
Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and EntrepreneurshipGCertInnoMgt&EntreNone
Graduate Certificate in MarketingGCertMktgNone
Graduate Certificate in Music TechnologyGCertMusTechNone
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Advanced Practice)GCertNurs(AdvPrac)None
Graduate Diploma in Medical StatisticsGDipMedStatsNone
Master of Information TechnologyMITFully lined in violet
Master of Information Technology (Professional)MIT(Prof)Fully lined in violet
Master of Innovation Management and EntrepreneurshipMInnoMgtEntreFully lined in turquoise
Master of International BusinessMIBFully lined in turquoise
Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma in Legal PracticeJD/GDipLegPracFully lined in waratah
Master of LawsLLMFully lined in waratah
Master of Leadership and Management in EducationMLMEdFully lined in shamrock
Master of MarketingMMktgFully lined in turquoise
Master of Medical StatisticsMMedStatsFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Mental Health NursingMMHNFully lined in international orange
Master of Mental Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)MMHN(NursPrac)Fully lined in international orange
Master of Midwifery StudiesMMidStudFully lined in international orange
Master of Music TechnologyMMusTechFully lined in lilac
Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice)MNurs(AdvPrac)Fully lined in international orange
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)MNurs(NursPrac)Fully lined in international orange
Program NameAbbreviationHood Colour
Bachelor of Occupational TherapyBOccThyLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)BOccThy(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Oral HealthBOHLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Oral Health TherapyBOHThyLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)BPharm(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)BPhysio(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of PodiatryBPodLined to a depth of 15cm in rhodochrosite
Bachelor of Psychological ScienceBPsychScLined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)BPsychSc(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of PsychologyBPsychLined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)BPsych(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of ScienceBScLined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Science (Honours)BSc(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in topaz
Bachelor of Social ScienceBSocScLined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)BSocSc(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)BSW(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)BSPath(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of SurveyingBSurvLined to a depth of 15 cm in lapis lazuli
Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and SafetyGCertOHSNone
Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact AssessmentGCertPIAssessNone
Graduate Certificate in Professional AccountingGCertPAcNone
Graduate Certificate in Professional EconomicsGCertpEcNone
Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built EnvironmentGCertProjMgtBEnvNone
Graduate Certificate in PropertyGCertPropNone
Graduate Certificate in Social Change and DevelopmentGCertSCDNone
Graduate Certificate in StudiesGCertStudiesNone
Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical SciencesGDipPharScNone
Graduate Diploma in PsychologyGDipPsychNone
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Postgraduate)GDipPsych(PG)None
Master of Occupational Health and SafetyMOHSFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of PharmacyMPharmFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Professional AccountingMPAcFully lined in turquoise
Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)MPAc(Adv)Fully lined in turquoise
Master of Professional EconomicsMPEcFully lined in turquoise
Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical)MPEng(Chem)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)MPEng(Civil)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional Engineering (Computer Systems)MPEng(CompSys)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)MPEng(Elec&Elect)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental)MPEng(Env)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional Engineering (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying)MPEng(GeoEng&Surv)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical)MPEng(Mech)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechatronics)MPEng(Mecha)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional Engineering (Software)MPEng(Software)Fully lined in lapis lazuli
Master of Professional PsychologyMProfPsycFully lined in pearl
Master of Professional Psychology (Clinical Specialisation)MProfPsyc(Clin)Fully lined in pearl
Master of Project Management for the Built EnvironmentMProjMgtBEnvFully lined in garnet
Master of PropertyMPropFully lined in garnet
Master of Public HealthMPHFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Social Change and DevelopmentMSCDFully lined in pearl
Master of Special and Inclusive EducationMSpecInclEdFully lined in shamrock
Master of Special EducationMSpecEdFully lined in shamrock
Master of StudiesMStudiesFully lined in pearl
Program NameAbbreviationHood Colour
Diploma in TheologyDipTheolNone
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours)BTeach(EarlyChild&Prim)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours)BTeach(HPE)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours)BTeach(Huma)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours)BTeach(FA)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics) (Honours)BTeach(Math)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours)BTeach(Primary)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours)BTeach(Sc)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours)BTeach(Tech)(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) / Bachelor of ArtsBTeach(Prim)/BALined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) / Bachelor of Early Childhood StudiesBTeach(Prim)/BEarlChildStLined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of ArtsBTeach(Sec)/BALined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine ArtBTeach(Sec)/BFALined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Health and Physical EducationBTeach(Sec)/BHPELined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of MathematicsBTeach(Sec)/BMathLined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of ScienceBTeach(Sec)/BScLined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of TechnologyBTeach(Sec)/BTechLined to a depth of 15cm in shamrock
Bachelor of Technology (Renewable Energy Systems)BTech(RESys)Lined to a depth of 15cm in lapis lazuli
Bachelor of TheologyBTheolLined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of Theology (Honours)BTheol(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in pearl
Bachelor of Visual Communication DesignBVCDesLined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours)BVCDes(Hons)Lined to a depth of 15cm in wattle
Graduate Certificate in TheologyGCertTheolNone
Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and SafetyGCWHSNone
Graduate Diploma in Workplace Health and SafetyGDipWHSNone
Master of Teaching

MTeach

Fully lined in shamrock
Master of TheologyMTheolFully lined in pearl
Master of TraumatologyMTraumaFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Workplace Health and SafetyMWHSFully lined in rhodochrosite
Master of Workplace Injury Management and Occupational RehabilitationMWIM&ORFully lined in rhodochrosite
CertificateAcademic Dress
NewstepA gown of black cloth in the Cambridge style as worn by Graduates holding the degree of Bachelor
Open FoundationA gown of black cloth in the Cambridge style as worn by Graduates holding the degree of Bachelor
YapugA gown of black cloth in the Cambridge style as worn by Graduates holding the degree of Bachelor
Newcastle International College GraduatesA gown of black cloth in the Cambridge style as worn by Graduates holding the degree of Bachelor

Frequently Asked Questions

The academic gown is not a closed gown, so we suggest wearing 'smart casual' or business clothing underneath.

You will need to walk down stairs after receiving your degree, therefore stilettos or excessively high heels are not recommended. These stairs are directly in front of the audience, so short dresses/skirts are also not recommended.

For men, a buttoned shirt and a tie are recommended as it will help in securing the graduation hood.

Find out how to wear your academic dress (PDF, 182KB).

University staff wearing maroon gowns will also be on hand to provide assistance before your ceremony.

Yes, somebody can collect your academic dress on your behalf if they have a letter of authorisation from you (including your student number).

Academic dress can be picked up at selected times as listed below.

If you are collecting your academic dress on the day of your ceremony, please do so at least 1½ hours before your ceremony time.

All Academic dress must be returned no later than one hour after your ceremony or as soon as refreshments and photoshoots have finished.

Callaghan Campus

Collect your academic dress from the Academic Dress Room, Level 2, Shortland Building.  Access is via the ramp off car park 5.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 Ceremony  
Collection DayCeremony TimeCollection Time
Wednesday, 27 SeptemberAll ceremonies2 pm to 7 pm
Thursday, 28 September10.00 am ceremonyfrom 7.30 am
 2.00 pm ceremonyfrom 10.00 am
 6.00 pm ceremonyfrom 2.00 pm
Friday, 29 September 2017 Ceremony  
Collection DayCeremony TimeCollection Time
Thursday, 28 SeptemberAll ceremonies6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Friday, 29 September10.00 am ceremonyfrom 7.30 am
 2.00 pm ceremonyfrom 10.00 am
 6.00 pm ceremonyfrom 2.00 pm

Please read these terms and conditions before submitting your registration/hire form.

Academic Dress Conditions of Hire

  1. All items shall be returned in good condition. If items are not returned, payment in respect of any loss incurred by The University of Newcastle (hereafter referred to as UoN) as detailed hereunder.
  2. If any items are returned after the time stated, the Customer agrees to pay a further hiring fee of $50 per day or part day between such time and the date when all items have been returned or where necessary replaced to an amount not exceeding $662* will be charged to your credit account as submitted on the Reservation Form.
  3. If any items are returned in other than good condition the Customer shall reimburse UoN for the cost of:
    1. such repairs as are necessary and commercially viable to return the item(s) to their reasonable pre-hire condition;
    2. replacement of any items not returned, or returned requiring repairs which in the opinion of UoN it is not commercially viable to repair owing to either cost or inability to match material and /or cut; and
    3. a "loss of hire" charge of $350 per week to a maximum of $662 pending the carrying out of the repairs or physical receipt of the replacement item(s), whichever is applicable in the circumstances. This is to cover the potential lost hire revenue as a consequence of the required repairs/replacement action.

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.

Trouble Shooting

If you have difficulties accessing the site or parts of the site send an email to our web support area, ad-hire@newcastle.edu.au provide as much detail as possible to ensure a prompt and accurate response.

Cancellation and Refunds

Should you need to cancel your order, money will be refunded back into your account by quoting the Confirmation Receipt Number.

All refunds for orders placed online are credited to the original credit card on which the order was purchased by quoting the Confirmation Receipt Number.

N.B.  Refunds will not be processed if cancelled within 48 hours of graduation.

GST (Goods & Services Tax)

Our products and services attract a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10%. All prices advertised are inclusive of GST.

Currency

All prices are listed in Australian dollars (AUD).

Security and Privacy

UoN collects personal data for the purpose of providing a specific product or service requested by the customer.  Certain information may be required in order to provide this product or service, such as full name of customer and recipient, authorised users, e-mail address, billing address, contact phone numbers and credit card number.

Personal information may also be forwarded to the graduation suppliers for graduation ceremonies only.

UoN has engaged a photographer to attend the graduation ceremony  whose photographic works may be used by UoN for future Marketing  and Promotional purposes. If you do not wish for your image to be used by UoN for future Marketing and Promotional purposes please advise Graduation Unit Staff at the graduation ceremony.

Privacy in Email

UoN does not share or reveal email content or personal information with third parties.  Email messages remain strictly between the sender and intended recipients.

You will know you are in a secure environment when registering from two notifications: first is the appearance of a security notice when you enter a secure page (depending on browser security settings); second is a secure icon which appears on your browser as a padlock symbol adjacent to the web address.  For Safari users, the icon appears in the upper right corner.

Fraud

Any party engaged in illegal activities involving the use of this website will be subject to civil and criminal sanctions and prosecution. UoN does not guarantee that it will be able to prevent any illegal or inappropriate use of this website, nor that it will give notice of any illegal or inappropriate use of this website.  It is illegal to place orders under a false name, with a fraudulently obtained credit card or without the consent of the cardholder.  All persons found to have placed a fraudulent order will be prosecuted.

University staff academic dress hire

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