If you attend a graduation ceremony, you'll wear graduation dress. Find out what it will look like and how to wear it.
RMIT’s graduation dress is based on the Oxford style, so, if you're graduating at a ceremony, you'll wear a traditional black gown, a hood or stole and a mortarboard or bonnet.
Exactly what you'll wear is determined by your program’s discipline and the level of award you receive, e.g. Diploma, Bachelor or Master.
The colour of your hood or stole represents your program’s discipline.
Certificate and Diploma graduates will wear a stole, while degree graduates wear hoods. If you're graduating with a double degree, you are entitled to wear two hoods, one for each discipline. You'll wear a mortarboard (or cap) made from black cloth with a folding crown and a black tassel.
Professional Doctors wear a gown of black cloth faced with scarlet silk together with a hood of scarlet cloth edged with scarlet silk, and a black velvet bonnet with a red tassel.
|Public Health||Peacock green|
|Social Work||Powder blue|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Scarlet red|
Where you can collect your graduation dress will depend on the ceremony you are attending. Information will be provided to you via email before the ceremony.
For instructions on how to wear your graduation dress, watch the video below or download the How to Wear Your Academic Dress Flyer (PDF, 435KB).
A helpful guide to wearing your academic gown when graduating from RMIT University.
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