All graduands participating in a ceremony are required to wear the appropriate academic dress for their University of South Australia award.
If you wish to purchase and keep your own academic dress we recommend The Regalia Shop (Blashki) in Adelaide who can supply the appropriate academic dress items for all UniSA degrees.
If you wish to hire or purchase your academic dress from another source please take care to ensure that you obtain the correct type of gown, hood and mortarboard (if applicable) as the style of gown and hood differs at each university.
Please note: If you arrive at your graduation ceremony with the incorrect academic dress items you will not be permitted to wear these at the ceremony and in order to participate you will need to pay the $50 hire fee on the day to hire the correct items at the venue.
It is important to remember that graduation gowns are open at the front and so the clothing you wear to your graduation ceremony will be visible as you walk across the stage.
University of South Australia graduates may also hire academic dress at other times throughout the year from the University by completing the Hire of Academic Dress form (PDF 17KB - download Adobe Reader). Please note this form should not be used for hiring academic dress for use at a graduation ceremony.
|Doctor of Philosophy||Oxford style black gown with red facing on the front of the gown and around the sleeve cuffs. Black Oxford style hood, fully lined with red, with gold edging. Black Tudor bonnet with black tassel.|
|Professional Doctorates||Oxford style black gown faced with discipline colour (as per undergraduate degree) on front of gown and around sleeve cuffs. Black Tudor velvet bonnet with black tassel. Black Oxford style hoods, lined with discipline colour and edged with gold.|
|Masters||Oxford style black gown. Black Oxford style hood fully lined with blue, with gold edging. Black mortarboard with black tassel.|
|Graduate Diplomas||Cambridge style black gown. Black mortarboard with black tassel. Red stole with gold edging and two stripes.|
|Graduate Certificates||Cambridge style black gown. Black mortarboard with black tassel. Blue stole with gold edging and one stripe.|
|Undergraduate Degrees||Cambridge style black gown. Black mortarboard with black tassel. Black Oxford style hood lined with the discipline colour.|
|Associate Degrees||Cambridge style black gown. Black mortarboard with black tassel. Gold stole with blue edging.|
|Diplomas||Cambridge style black gown. Black mortarboard with black tassel. Silver stole with blue edging.|
|Agricultural, Environmental and related studies||Orange|
|Architecture and Building||Silver|
|Creative Arts||Light Blue|
|Engineering and related technologies||Green|
|Management and Commerce||Burgundy|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||Pink|
|Society and Culture||Yellow|
The University of South Australia is proud of its commitment to Australian Reconciliation. To enable Indigenous Australians to have their ancestry recognised during graduation ceremonies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have the option of wearing a mortarboard with a tassel incorporating the colours of the respective flags at their ceremony (red, black and gold for Aboriginal students and blue, green and white for Torres Strait Islander students). Relevant students will be contacted prior to their graduation ceremony to ascertain their interest in this option