What graduation regalia will I wear?

Your graduation regalia includes your gown, hood or hat. This will vary depending on your qualification.

Only University of Melbourne regalia is permitted. Clothes worn underneath your gown will be visible, so please dress appropriately. We suggest you wear clothing appropriate for a job interview.

The University does not provide the option of purchasing regalia.

Check your hood colour by Faculty, School or Discipline (PDF 44.3 KB)

DegreeGownHoodHat

Bachelor, Bachelor (Degree with Honours)

Plain black gown

Black hood, bound with white silk, partially lined with discipline colour

None

Master degree

Black master gown

Black hood, fully lined with discipline colour

Black trencher with black tassel

Extended Master degree (MD, JD, DPT, DVM, DDS, DCD, DO)

Black master gown

Black hood, fully lined with discipline colour

Black trencher with tassel in discipline colour

Doctoral degree (PhD)

Black gown with
cherry-red facings

Cherry-red hood, fully lined with cherry-red discipline colour

Black velvet bonnet with red tassel

Certificate and Diplomas (Faculty of VCA and MCM only) Plain black gown None None