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Hiring or purchasing your academic dress

Academic dress is available for either hire or purchase.

Hiring academic dress

The Unishop hire out Academic dress throughout the year if you require it, but are not able to hire out Academic dress during Graduation weeks. During Graduation weeks Academic Dress hire is coordinated by the Student Services Division and is supplied as part of your Graduation Fee.

If you are hiring your academic dress it is available for collection when you register on the day of your ceremony. If you are graduating in a 9:45am ceremony, the Registration Desk is open from 8:00am until 9:00am. If you are graduating in a 2:30pm ceremony, the Registration Desk is open from 1:00pm until 1:45pm. If you are graduating in a 7:00pm ceremony, the Registration Desk is open from 5:30pm until 6:15pm. Your academic dress will not be available to collect prior to these regulation times. Staff will be available to assist you with dressing in your academic dress on the day.

Purchasing academic dress

Graduands who wish to purchase academic dress for graduation can do so at any time of the year from the Unishop. However, if for any reason a particular item may be out of stock, you must place your order no later than 6 weeks prior to the ceremony. Enquiries regarding the purchase of academic dress may be directed to Kevin Lothian telephone (02) 4221 8068 or via the general Unishop enquiries number (02) 4221 8065. Please note that telephone orders will not be accepted. Orders must be placed in writing on the order form and either:

  • posted to:
    Academic Dress Officer
    Wollongong UniCentre Ltd
    PO Box U100
    University of Wollongong NSW 2522
  • Or scan your order to lothian@uow.edu.au 

For those graduands who choose to purchase academic dress, it will be available for collection from the Unishop Enquiry Counter inside the Unishop on the day of graduation.

For prices and order forms please visit the Bookshop Website

For more information on the purchase of academic dress contact lothian@uow.edu.au