Charles Sturt University

Dress Regulations

Dress regulations

Charles Sturt University Academic Dress Regulations

Excerpt from the Academic Manual - Part J: Graduations

Academic dress

As approved by the Board of Governors on 3 September 1992 (BG 92/190) and amended on 1 September 1993 (BG 93/162), 20 May 1994 (BG 94/87) and 8 August 2007 (AS 07/106).

Associate diploma and university certificate

  • A gown of black cloth, manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge.
  • A stole of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) consisting of two tails each one metre long and 10cm wide, fixed to a collar having the dimensions 33cm wide, having rounded corners 5cm in radius cut at the back of the neck 3cm deep by 14cm wide and having a stripe in the colour of the faculty, centrally located on each tail. The width of the stripe shall be 3cm for associate diplomats and university certificates.
  • A trencher cap or other form of head wear is not worn.

Associate degree and diploma

  • A gown of black cloth, manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge.
  • A stole of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) consisting of two tails each one metre long and 10cm wide, fixed to a collar having the dimensions 33cm wide, having rounded corners 5cm in radius cut at the back of the neck 3cm deep by 14cm wide and having a stripe in the colour of the faculty, centrally located on each tail. The width of the stripe shall be 5cm for diplomats and associate degrees.
  • A trencher cap or other form of head wear is not worn.

Bachelor

  • A gown of black cloth, manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge.
  • A hood of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the Cambridge full shape style then lined 10cm and bound 12mm over the cowl with silk-like fabric of the faculty colour. The neckband is lined in the faculty colour and is affixed so that when worn the faculty colour of the neckband will show as a continuation of this colour in the cowl of the hood.
  • A black felt covered trencher cap and black tassel of approximately 30cm in length.

Graduate diploma and graduate certificate

  • A gown of black cloth, manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge.
  • A hood of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the Cambridge full shape style, then lined 3cm in blue silk-like fabric (PMS286), then a further 10cm and bound over the cowl 12mm with silk-like fabric in the faculty colour. The neckband is lined in the faculty colour and is affixed so that when worn the faculty colour on the neckband will show as a continuation of the colour in the cowl of the hood.
  • A black felt covered trencher cap and black tassel of approximately 30cm in length.

Postgraduate diplomas and postgraduate certificates

  • A gown of black cloth, manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge.
  • A hood of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the Cambridge full shape style, then lined 5cm in blue silk-like fabric (PMS286), then a further 15cm and bound over the cowl 15mm with silk-like fabric in the faculty colour. The neckband is lined in the faculty colour and is affixed so that when worn the faculty colour on the neckband will show as a continuation of the colour in the cowl of the hood.
  • A black felt covered trencher cap and black tassel of approximately 30cm in length.

Master

  • A gown of black cloth, manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge.
  • A hood of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the Cambridge full shape style, then fully lined and bound 20mm over the cowl with silk-like fabric in the faculty colour. The neckband is lined in the faculty colour and is affixed so that when worn the faculty colour of the neckband will show as a continuation of this colour in the cowl of the hood.
  • A black felt covered trencher cap and black tassel of approximately 30cm in length.

Doctor of philosophy

  • A gown of lightweight black fabric, similar to a master gown, but with red silk-like fabric (PMS199) to a width of 10cm.
  • A hood of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the Cambridge full shape style, then fully lined and bound 20mm over the cowl in blue silk-like fabric (PMS286). The neckband is lined in blue (PMS286) and is affixed so that when worn, the blue colour of the neckband will show as a continuation of this colour in the cowl of the hood.
  • A black Tudor bonnet trimmed with a red cord and red tassels (PMS199).

Professional doctorate

This includes research professional doctorates and coursework professional doctorates which are conferred on the basis of a combination of coursework and research, the results of which are published in a thesis or other examinable work.

  • A gown of lightweight ??bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford.
  • A hood of blue corded fabric (PMS286) manufactured to the Oxford doctorate shape, then fully lined and bound 20mm over the cowl with silk-like fabric to match the facings on the gown.
  • The front and sleeve facings shall be 12cm wide from underarm to sleeve edge in the faculty colour.
  • A black Tudor bonnet trimmed with gold cord and gold tassels.

Higher doctorates

This includes the awards conferred on the basis of a portfolio of published work (ie higher doctorate), or honorary doctorates (ie awards conferred by the Council in recognition of academic and/or professional eminence or significant achievement), except the honorary awards Doctor of the University, Doctor of Letters and Doctor of Science which are considered to be senior doctorates.

  • A gown of lightweight blue fabric (PMS286) manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford, with front facings and sleeves in the faculty colour.
  • A hood of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the Oxford doctorate shape, then fully lined and bound 20mm over the cowl with silk-like fabric in the faculty colour.
  • A black Tudor bonnet trimmed with gold cord and gold tassels.

Senior doctorates

This includes the honorary awards of Doctor of the University, Doctor of Letters and Doctor of Science (ie awards conferred by the Council in recognition of academic and/or professional eminence or significant achievement).

Doctor of the university (honoris causa)

  • A full festal gown of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree of Doctor of Letters or Doctor of Science from the University of Cambridge, with blue (PMS286) silk-like facings, 12cm wide and sleeve lining of the same colour, matching sleeve cord and cloth covered button.
  • A hood of black lightweight fabric manufactured to the Cambridge full shape style, fully lined in blue (PMS286) silk-like fabric and bound 20mm over the cowl. The neckband is lined in blue (PMS286) and is affixed so that when worn, the blue colour of the neckband will show as a continuation of this colour in the cowl of the hood.
  • A black Tudor bonnet trimmed with a blue cord and blue tassels.

Doctor of letters (honoris causa) and Doctor of science (honoris causa)

  • A gown of lightweight blue fabric (PMS286) manufactured to the same pattern as graduates holding a degree Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford, with front facings and sleeves in the faculty colour.
  • A hood of bright red corded fabric (PMS199) manufactured to the Oxford doctorate shape, then fully lined and bound 20mm over the cowl with silk-like fabric in the faculty colour.
  • A black Tudor bonnet trimmed with gold cord and gold tassel.

Academic dress for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduands

In addition to the approved academic dress for the award being conferred, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduands may wear a distinguishing stole at graduation ceremonies.

For Aboriginal graduands:

  • A stole 230cm long, made up of black, yellow and red stripes, each 2.5cm wide, lined with black fabric and trimmed with yellow fringing.