Is there a graduation dress code?


Is there a graduation dress code?


All graduands are required to be in full academic dress to take part in the graduation proceedings. As academic gowns are open at the front, clothing worn underneath will be clearly visible.  Suggested attire includes:

  • Business or semi-formal attire
  • Comfortable shoes

Academic dress hired from Macquarie University must be returned to 11 Wally's Walk, Room 140, within one hour of the ceremony finishing.

Please note: the graduation venue has tiled areas as well as a number of ramps or steps onto the stage to negotiate - we recommend you take this into account when selecting your footwear for the day.

Personal belongings required to be hand carried (eg handbags, backpacks, digital cameras, flowers, phones etc) are not permitted in the graduate seating area. These belongings must be kept with your guests until the ceremony has finished.  If you do not have any guests then you may leave them in the Cloak Room near the Mason Theatre, however we are unable to accept responsibility for belongings left in the Cloak Room.