Regalia

When you attend your graduation ceremony you are required to wear the correct Murdoch University academic regalia. You can also wear other regalia, if entitled to do so, for awards completed elsewhere.

You will need to wear your regalia correctly to represent the award you are receiving. For awards not named, regalia is trimmed in the colour of the field of study.

Bachelor

Murdoch Bachelor regalia

  • Put on the gown as you would a jacket, with your arms straight through to the end. Do not put your arms through the slits in the sleeves.
  • The Bachelor hood is trimmed with coloured satin, representing your field of study. Place the hood over your head, affixing it to the Velcro on the shoulders of your gown. The back of the hood is folded to the right.
  • Your Mortarboard is worn with the larger peak to the back of your head and it should sit flat.  The tassel is black and worn to the left.

Honours

Murdoch Honours regalia

  • Put on the gown as you would a jacket, with your arms straight through to the end. Do not put your arms through the slits in the sleeves.
  • The Honours hood is trimmed with coloured satin, representing your field of study. Place the hood over your head, affixing it to the Velcro on the shoulders of your gown. The back of the hood is folded to the right.
  • Your Mortarboard is worn with the larger peak to the back of your head and it should sit flat.  The tassel is black and worn to the left.

Graduate Certificate / Diploma

Murdoch Graduate Certificate regalia

  • Put on the gown as you would a jacket, with your arms straight through to the end. Do not put your arms through the slits in the sleeves.
  • The Sash is trimmed at the end with coloured satin, representing your field of study. Place the sash around your neck and draped down each side of the gown opening.
  • Your Mortarboard is worn with the larger peak to the back of your head and it should sit flat.  The tassel is black and worn to the left.

Masters

Murdoch Masters regalia

  • Put on the gown as you would a jacket, with your arms straight through to the end. Do not put your arms through the slits in the sleeves.
  • The Masters hood is lined with coloured satin, representing your field of study. Place the hood over your head, affixing it to the Velcro on the shoulders of your gown. The back of the hood drapes centrally down the back.
  • Your Mortarboard is worn with the larger peak to the back of your head and it should sit flat.  The tassel is gold and worn to the left.

PhD

Murdoch PhD regalia

  • Put on the gown as you would a jacket, with your arms straight through to the end. Do not put your arms through the slits in the sleeves. Your gown has coloured trim down each side of gown opening and inside the sleeve.
  • The PhD hood is lined with coloured satin, representing your field of study. Place the hood over your head, affixing it to the Velcro on the shoulders of your gown. The back of the hood drapes centrally down the back.
  • Your Tudor bonnet should sit flat on your head.  The tassel is black and worn to the left.

Sash and hood colours

The colour you wear will depend on the award you are receiving.

  • Award
    Award Colour
    Bachelor of Arts Blue
    Bachelor of Business Tan
    Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic Light green
    Bachelor of Education Gold
    Bachelor of Engineering Orange
    Bachelor of Laws Violet
    Bachelor of Nursing Yellow
    Bachelor of Science Green
  • Fields of study
    Fields of study Colour
    School of Arts Blue
    School of Education Gold
    School of Engineering & Information Technology Orange
    School of Health Professions Yellow
    School of Law Violet
    School of Business and Governance Tan
    School of Psychology and Exercise Science Grey
    School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Green
    College of Veterinary Medicine Purple
    Sir Walter Murdoch School Navy Blue
  • Research
    Research Colour
    Doctor of Philosophy Red
    Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science Purple
    Master of Philosophy Cream
    Research Masters (with training) Cream
  • Higher degrees
    Higher degrees Colour
    Doctor of Economics Tan
    Doctor of Literature Dark Blue
    Doctor of Science Green
    Doctor of Veterinary Science Purple
  • Honorary degrees
    Honorary degrees Colour
    Doctor of University White
    Doctor of Letters Dark Blue
    Doctor of Laws Violet