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 or bonnet (bonnet for PhD), hood and/or stole in the appropriate colour.
If you are receiving a double degree, then you only need to attend one ceremony and place one order for academic dress.
The university will prescribe which colour hood you are required to wear on graduation day.
GFP Graduations provide an easy on-line solution to order and pay for your gown hire. Simply go to monash.graduations.com.au and follow the prompts. Once you have completed your order you will receive an email confirmation. If you have any queries, please contact Customer Service on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 360 445.
All academic dress can be collected from the Alexander Theatre, Monash University Clayton campus on graduation day.
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.
Gowns must be returned after you have finalized your photographic and graduation services within 2 hours 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.
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.
The cost of academic dress hire is included in your graduation fee, For a coursework student, you keep your mortarboard as a souvenir mortarboard.
Academic Dress Hire - Academic Dress MUST be booked a minimum of 3 days in advance of your ceremony day to avoid a late booking fee of $35.
Return of Academic Dress - Academic Dress is to be returned within 2 hours 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.
Cancellation of academic dress SALES 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.
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.
Ceremonies differ depending on where/when they are held and if you are sitting on the stage or in the body of the hall. You will get a full overview of what happens in a graduation ceremony at your pre-ceremony briefing. It is very important that you attend your briefing.
You are required to be seated in the hall for a pre-ceremony briefing by the time listed in your graduation email. It’s 30 minutes before your ceremony starts. Please ensure that you are wearing the appropriate academic attire for this briefing, as the ceremony will commence immediately after the briefing
Ceremonies are held at Alexander Theatre, at Monash University Clayton Campus
For any issue, please contact our Customer Support Representatives at:
Australia: 1300 360 445
International: +61 8 8154 1388