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Academic Dress Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To provide the criteria for academic dress that Graduands, academic staff and members of Council must wear at graduation ceremonies.

2 Scope

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Award Eligibility and Graduation Policy and is subordinate to it.

3 Schedule

Award Type

Gown

Hood or Stole

Cap

HONORARY AWARDS

Doctor of the University

(honoris causa)

A scarlet gown of the Cambridge doctoral style, faced in vitrix blue, edged with gold. Sleeves fully lined in vitrix blue, edged with gold

A scarlet Cambridge full hood, fully lined in vitrix blue, and edged to a depth of 2.5cm with gold

A black velvet bonnet with a gold cord and tassel

Other Doctorates (honoris causa)

(eg D.Litt; D.Bus; D.Sc; D.Eng)

A scarlet gown of the Cambridge doctoral style, faced with field of study/Discipline colour, edged with gold. Sleeves fully lined in field of study/Discipline colour

A scarlet Cambridge full hood, fully lined with field of study/Discipline colour and edged to a depth of 2.5cm with gold

A black velvet bonnet with a gold cord and tassel

Fellow of the University

A black gown of the Cambridge BA style, faced in vitrix blue and edged with gold

None

A black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

EARNED AWARDS

Doctor of Philosophy

A black gown of the Cambridge doctoral style, faced in cardinal red

A black Cambridge full hood, fully lined in cardinal red

A black velvet bonnet with a red cord and tassel

Other Research Doctorates

A black gown of Cambridge doctoral style, faced in the field of study/Discipline colour

A black Cambridge full hood, fully lined with the field of study/ Discipline colour

A black velvet bonnet with a cord and tassel of the field of study/ Discipline colour

Other Doctorates

A black gown of Cambridge doctoral style, faced in the field of study/Discipline colour

A black Cambridge full hood, fully lined with the field of study/ Discipline colour

A black velvet bonnet with a cord and tassel of the field of study/ Discipline colour

Master

A black gown of Cambridge MA style

A black Cambridge full hood, fully lined with the field of study/ Discipline colour (except for the Master of Business Administration which is fully lined in grey with Indian yellow edging; and for the Master of Business Information Technology which is fully lined in grey with signal red edging; and for the Master of Philosophy which is fully lined in cardinal red)

A black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma

A black gown of Cambridge BA style

A black Cambridge full hood lined to 10cm with the field of study/ Discipline colour

A black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

Combined Degree - Bachelor and Bachelor (Honours) combinations

A black gown of Cambridge BA style

A black Cambridge full hood lined to 10cm with the field of study/ Discipline colour, to be worn with recognition cord of the colour of the second Discipline (if applicable)

A black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

Bachelor and Bachelor (Honours)

A black gown of Cambridge BA style

A black Cambridge full hood lined to 10cm with the field of study/ Discipline colour

A black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

Associate Degree, Diploma and Advanced Diploma

A black gown of Cambridge BA style

A black stole lined to 5cm with the field of study/ Discipline colour (except Associate Degree in Education which is fully lined with the field of study/ Discipline colour)

A black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

COUNCIL ACADEMIC DRESS

Chancellor

Black grosgrain gown with facings down each side in front and a square collar at the back of the same material, edged with gold lace (lace on the sleeves at intervals of 4.5cm)

None

Black cloth mortarboard with gold braid, metallic dome button and full metallic tassel or velvet bonnet with gold braid and full metallic tassel

Deputy Chancellor

Black grosgrain gown with facings down each side in front and a square collar at the back of the same material, edged with gold lace (lace on sleeve at intervals of 11cms)

None

To reflect that worn by the Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor

Black grosgrain gown, with facings down each side in front and a square collar at the back of the same material, edged with gold lace and gold laced trim to sleeve openings

None

To reflect that worn by the Chancellor

Council Members

Black gown with vitrix blue facing, embroidered with USQ logo on left facing, edged with gold

None

Black cloth mortarboard with black tassel

4 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. The stole must be worn under the academic colours.

4.1 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.

4.2 Torres Strait Islander Graduands

A stole 230cm long, made up of blue, white and green stripes each 2.5cm wide, lined with black fabric and trimmed with black fringing.

5 Fields of Study and Discipline Colours

Fields of Study

Discipline Colours

Creative Arts and Media

Pearl White BCC151

Humanities and Communication

Pearl White BCC151

Business and Commerce

French Grey BCC188 and Indian Yellow BCC6

Information Technology

Signal Red BCC208

Law and Justice

Violet BCC214

Education

Lilac BCC176

Sciences

Spectrum Blue BCC86

Health and Community

Peacock Green BCC123 and Spectrum Blue BCC86

Engineering and Built Environment

Claret BCC36 and Maroon BCC39

6 References

Nil.

7 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

14/1/2016

Effective Date

14/1/2016

Review Date

7/7/2017

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Award Eligibility and Graduation Policy

Related Procedures

Related forms, publications and websites

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Award

The qualification conferred upon a Student following the successful completion of an Academic Program. The categories of Award include: Associate Degree, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master Degree (both Coursework and research), Doctoral Degree (both Coursework and research) and Higher Doctorate....moreThe qualification conferred upon a Student following the successful completion of an Academic Program. The categories of Award include: Associate Degree, Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master Degree (both Coursework and research), Doctoral Degree (both Coursework and research) and Higher Doctorate.

Council

Council means the governing body, the University of Southern Queensland Council....moreCouncil means the governing body, the University of Southern Queensland Council.

Graduand

A Student who the Executive Dean, or Director (Research Training and Development) in the case of Higher Degree by Research programs, has certified as having completed all the requirements of an Academic Program but upon whom Council has not yet conferred that Award....moreA Student who the Executive Dean, or Director (Research Training and Development) in the case of Higher Degree by Research programs, has certified as having completed all the requirements of an Academic Program but upon whom Council has not yet conferred that Award.

Student

A person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program....moreA person who has been Admitted or Enrolled at the University, but has not yet graduated from their Academic Program.

Definitions that relate to this schedule only

Keywords

Record No

14/317PL

Failure to comply with this Policy or Policy Instrument may be considered as misconduct and the provisions of the relevant Policy or Procedure applied.

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