Your graduation ceremony is a formal celebration of your achievement, and we encourage you to dress appropriately.
On your graduation day, you must wear the correct academic regalia appropriate to your degree and/or diploma.
You are responsible for getting your own academic regalia. We recommend you organise it early to ensure availability. See Where to hire your regalia.
In addition to the correct academic regalia, you may choose to wear clothing or garments of honour from your culture or home country such as a sari, korowai or ta'ovala. This is a welcome enrichment to the colour of the graduation ceremonies.
Advice from previous graduands
- The temperature in the venue is reasonably warm, especially when wearing regalia.
- Men may find it helpful to wear a shirt and tie, as placing the neckband of your hood under your tie helps to hold your hood in place (women may need to pin their hood to their gown).
- Graduation day involves a considerable amount of walking and standing, and a lot of stairs, so very high heels may not be practical.
- Choose a hairstyle that allows you to wear your trencher comfortably.
- You will be videoed and photographed throughout the day, so you might like to look your best!