What you'll wear


If you're graduating at a ceremony, you'll wear the traditional academic dress of black gown, a hood or a stole and a mortarboard.

RMIT’s academic dress is based on the Oxford style, and exactly what you wear is determined by your program’s discipline and the level of award you receive, e.g. diploma, bachelor, master.

Scroll down for colours and sizes.

Hire your academic dress

This service is currently unavailable. 

Purchase your academic dress

To purchase your own academic regalia (gown, hood/stole and mortarboard/bonnet), complete the Academic dress purchase request form  and email it to graduation@rmit.edu.au.

We'll then email you a direct link to our online payment system where you can pay by VISA or MasterCard. 

Please be aware that pick-up of academic dress is currently unavailable.

Please allow four to six weeks for delivery within Australia.

Award Level Cost Delivery(only within Australia)  

Diploma

Master

Bachelor

$75.00 $25.00
PhD $150.00 $25.00

Colours of hoods and stoles

The colour of your hood or stole represents your program’s discipline.

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.

Professional Doctors wear a black gown faced with the colour of their award discipline.

Discipline Colour Discipline Colour
Applied Science Honeysuckle Law White
Architecture Cherry Nursing Fuschia
Arts Magenta Pharmacy Opaline green
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

Gown sizes

Your gown size is determined by your height and is intended to be loose fitting.

Gown size

cm

feet and inches

S

156–166

5' 1" to 5' 5"

M

167–176

5' 6" to 5' 9"

L

177–186

5' 10" to 6' 1"

XL

187 and over

6' 2" and over


Mortarboard sizes

You'll wear a mortarboard (or cap) made from black cloth with a folding crown and a black tassel. 

This mortarboard is adjustable and fits all sizes.

Doctorate bonnets

If you're graduating with a doctorate you'll wear a black velvet Tudor bonnet with a coloured cord and tassel.

Size

cm

Small

53–55

Medium

56–59

Large

60–63

 

Need help?

Email your questions to graduation@rmit.edu.au.