Policies and procedures

Policy No.
Student Administration
Authoring Organisational Unit
Graduations - Student Administration
Date Approved
01/12/2011 Revised 01/09/2015
Next Review Date
Approving Body

The University of Western Australia

University Policy on: Graduation: Academic Dress

Purpose of the policy and summary of issues it addresses:

This policy prescribes the University's official academic dress, including the colours of the silk linings and facings of academic dress for graduates and graduands of the University.


In this policy:

"The University" means The University of Western Australia

"B.C.C." stands for British Colour Code, a reference to an extract from a dictionary of colour standards designed for use by government, academia and various industries.

Policy statement:

1 Official Academic Dress

1.1 The University's official academic dress is as set out in Table 1 and Table 2.

2 Colours of silk linings and facings

2.1 The colours of the silk linings and facings for the university's academic dress are as prescribed in Schedule A.

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Contact position:

Academic Secretary

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