The tradition of wearing academic dress continues in universities around the world and it is customary on ceremonial occasions such as graduation ceremonies.

Academic dress is made up of three parts; the gown, the hood and the cap.

The colour and style of your academic dress is determined by the level of qualification you are completing and the discipline you studied. View more information about the specifications of each item for your particular qualification in the Academic Dress Procedures (PDF), and the PANTONE colour chart below for the colour specifications

You can wear the full academic dress for your course at any future event once you are conferred.


Hiring academic dress

You can hire academic dress directly from Flinders University for your graduation ceremony or for a future event that requires academic dress to be worn.

If you need to hire your academic dress, you will need to pay for the hire before you are able to collect. Payments can be made through Flinders Online Payments by credit card.

Ceremony hire

All graduates attending a Graduation Ceremony must wear the correct academic dress.

View further information about hiring academic dress for a graduation ceremony.

Non-ceremony hire

Once you have been completed you can hire the full academic dress from Flinders University at any time.

Hire of items outside of ceremony times can be arranged via Flinders Connect. You need to pay before you can collect the items.


Purchasing academic dress

If you would like to purchase your academic dress attire instead of hiring you may do so providing it is the correct specification as per the Academic Dress Procedures (PDF).

We recommend the following suppliers:

The Regalia Shop (P Blashki and Sons)
43/81 Carrington Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (+61 8) 8232 2955

Churchill Gowns




Academic dress PANTONE colours

Academic dressPANTONE colour
Standard Hood - Outer layer  Dark Blue - colour 2965 C
Standard Hood - Inner Lining for Bachelor White
Standard Hood - Inner Lining for Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas, Masters Pale Blue - colour 2708 C
Doctor of Medicine - Hood Inner Lining Apple Green - colour 7492 C
Hood trim for College of Business, Government and Law Blue - colour 299 C
Hood trim for College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Orange - colour 165 C
Hood trim for College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Yellow - colour 102 C
Hood trim for College of Medicine and Public Health (excluding Doctor of Medicine) Green - colour 3415 C
Hood trim for College of Nursing and Health Sciences Red - colour 200 C
Hood trim for College of Science and Engineering Purple - colour 2665 C