RMIT’s academic 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, master.
Hire and purchase options
Academic dress hire/purchase is currently unavailable.
Colours of hoods and stoles
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.
|Business||Heliotrope||Public Health||Peacock green|
|Design||Silver grey||Social Science||Buttercup|
|Education||Turquoise||Social Work||Powder blue|
|Engineering||Spectrum blue||Technology||Spectrum green|
|Health Science||Violet||Doctor of Philosophy||Scarlet red|
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