Where do I pick up my gown?
If you are attending a QUT Graduation, your hired graduation gowns will be issued on the day of the ceremony at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. You will be measured by our robing staff and supplied with the appropriate regalia. Graduate robing is done in the Orchestra Room.
What time should I arrive for my ceremony?
Graduates must arrive two hours prior to the start of the ceremony for registration and robing. Academic Regalia should be returned one hour after the conclusion of your graduation. The mortarboard is yours to keep.
Can I robe myself if I have my own graduation gown?
All students must be robed by our robing team to ensure all students are stage presentable and wearing the correct regalia. Our robing services are included in the QUT Guild gown hire and purchase prices. If you chose to bring along your own academic dress, you will be required to pay a $10 robing fee at the registration desk.
What should I wear to my graduation ceremony?
QUT graduates wear black Cambridge style academic regalia. Gowns are open at the front. Graduates are reminded that this is a formal occasion. The goal is a formal, neat and tidy appearance.
Do I need my hire receipt on the day?
We do require you to bring your receipt with you on the day. We encourage you to bring a printed copy to mitigate any technical issues on the day and to help speed the queue along.
If you can't find your receipt in your emails, first check your junk inbox. Still can't find it? Contact us here.
Do I get to keep my mortarboard?
Yes! Your mortarboard is yours to keep as a memento of your special day.
Please contact us here to organise an exchange. Please note that the items must be unworn.
Early collection of hired graduation gowns ares not permitted. This is so that sufficient gowns are available for all graduates attending scheduled ceremonies.
No, you must return your graduation gown hire one hour after the ceremony finishes. Consider purchasing academic dress from the QUT Guild if you need to use it for an extended period of time.
Unfortunately no. Your gown hire fee pays for staffing costs and costs to maintain the gowns. Any profits made from the sale of your gown hire goes back to QUT Guild to support our services such as Academic Advocacy, Food Bank and legal services. So in effect you're helping out your future students. Good on you!
The colour of your hood is relevant to the QUT faculty you are graduating from. If you chose to bring along your own regalia, please ensure that it correctly reflects your graduating faculty and level of qualification. If your regalia differs you will be required to purchase or pay for hire of our stock for your ceremony.
QUT Business School - Blue
Faculty of Creative Industries - New Fuchsia
Faculty of Education - Green
Faculty of Health - Orange
Faculty of Law - Grey
Faculty of Science & Engineering - Teal
Philosophy (Masters & PhD only) - Red
Gown style should be reflective of your level of qualification and fall to the length of Mid-calf (half way between your knee and your ankle).
Before you cross the stage you are graduand, therefore your tassel is on the right. This also serves the practical purpose of not having the tassel in your face when you are photographed from the audience. After you have walked to the centre of the stage, received your parchment and walk off the stage, you become a graduate and are entitled to wear your tassel on the left. All portrait photography should be done with the tassel on the left hand side.
For QUT July & December Graduations memorabilia are available in the QPAC Foyer on the day of your ceremony or you can browse and buy our range here.
If you are hiring for your ceremony, you can purchase your hire right up until the time of your ceremony.
If you are looking at purchasing your items to keep see the important dates below: Please note these important dates regarding purchasing your items:
Standard Shipping & Pickup orders close - Friday 29th of November
Express Delivery orders close - Tuesday 3rd of DecemberHire orders can be purchased right up until your graduation. We recommend ordering your items early to make sure we have them in stock!
If your double degree includes Education, you'll need to wear the Education hood.
If your double degree includes Law or Justice, you'll need to wear the Law hood.
If your double degree includes Business, you'll need to wear the non-business part hood of your degree.
If you're graduating with any other double degree, you'll need to wear the hood of the first-named degree, as shown in the inter-faculty course list.
Unfortunately no, bachelors gowns and masters gowns are different styles. Bachelors gowns have a shorter sleeve length than a masters gown.
If you are a PhD student or QUT staff member and intend to hire or have any further enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes you can. You can choose this at checkout. It will take us a little time to get your items ready so just wait for a notification from us to let you know that your items are good to go!
Standard Shipping & Pickup orders close - Friday 30th of November
Express Delivery orders close - 4pm Monday 2nd of DecemberHire orders can be purchased right up until your graduation. We recommend ordering your items early to make sure we have them in stock!