Do I have to wear Academic Dress to participate in my Graduation Ceremony?

Yes. You will be required to wear the prescribed academic dress for the Degree or Diploma in which you are graduating. This includes a gown, a mortarboard, hood and/or stole in the appropriate colour.

I am receiving a Double Degree, how do I order my Academic Dress?

If you are receiving both Degrees in the one ceremony, then you only need to place one order. You will only need to wear the hood for the ceremony you are attending or the highest award you are receiving.
If you are receiving your Degrees in separate ceremonies, then you will need to place two orders, one for each ceremony.
Please ensure you check the University's website to confirm your requirements.

How do I book my Academic Dress?

GFP Graduations provide an easy on-line solution to order and pay for your gown hire. Simply go to cdu.graduations.com.au and follow the prompts. Once you have completed your order you will receive an email confirmation. Please present this confirmation at the Gowning counter to collect your gown.
If you have any queries, please contact Customer Service on gowning@gfp.com.au or 1300 360 445.

When do I hire my Academic Dress?

Academic Dress will be open for booking 4-6 weeks before your ceremony

How do I work out my Gown Size?

When you place your order online you will have the option to select your size e.g. extra small, small, medium, large etc and we will also ask for your height, this will allow us to ensure you have the correct size.

When and Where can I collect my Academic Dress?

Academic Dress can be collected from The Adelaide Convention Centre

Pick up time:

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm for evening ceremony

When do I return my Academic Dress?

Gowns must be returned after you have finalized your photographic and graduation services within 1 hour of the ceremony finishing. Failure to return your Academic Dress within this period will incur a late fee. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions below.

What if I don't have credit card - can I pay cash?

We highly recommend you use our secure online ordering system to ensure availability. Your receipt will be emailed to you. Please print and present this receipt at the Gowning counter to collect your academic dress. Alternatively, you can contact GFP to make a booking to pay on the day using cash and/or debit transactions.

Do I have to wear anything specific under my gown?

It is important to note the gown is open at the front; therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible. It is for this reason we recommend you wear business attire, and comfortable shoes. If the day is warm, you may want to remove your jacket as the gowns are quite heavy and it may be hot in the auditorium.

How much will my Academic Dress hire cost?

Academic Dress hire prices vary depending on your requirements - as a general rule:

  • Bachelor and above: $80
  • Cert IV and Diploma: $55
  • Cert I, II, III: $35

Terms and Conditions

Return of Academic Dress - Academic Dress is to be returned within 1 hour of conclusion of your ceremony. Failure to return Academic Dress on time will incur a charge equivalent to the balance of the purchase price of the regalia. Purchase price is three times hire price.
Cancellation of Order - If you need to cancel your order please contact Customer Service to arrange your refund. Generally refunds are not applicable if your cancellation occurs within 3 days of your ceremony.

Can I apply for or buy more tickets for my graduation ceremony?

Please contact the university for more ticketing information

I don’t want to miss my graduation; what are the important dates I need to know about?

Dates vary from year to year. You can find all the important graduation dates and deadlines on the Graduations website.

What should I wear to my graduation?

All graduates who attend their ceremony must wear the appropriate academic attire: gown, with hood and mortar board or bonnet. It is important to note that the gown is open at the front, therefore what you are wearing underneath is visible. We recommend wearing business attire under your gown and comfortable shoes. Information regarding gown hire and academic dress rules can be found on the Graduations website.

How long is the graduation ceremony?

The presentation ceremony takes about an hour but can go slightly longer depending on the number of graduands attending.

How much does it cost to graduate?

Information regarding costs involved in graduating can be found on the Graduations website.

What time do I need to arrive for my graduation ceremony?

Registration and hire of academic regalia will take place from 4.00 to 6.00pm. As a graduand, you will need to arrive at the venue during this time. It is important you register before 6.00pm to ensure your name is on the Dean's list. Graduands and guests will be allowed to enter the ceremony hall approximately 1 hour before the ceremony. All graduands and guests must be seated by 6.45pm. You can find all the important graduation information on the Graduations website.

Where are the graduation presentation ceremonies held?

Graduation Ceremonies are held in The Adelaide Convention Centre.

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