Frequently asked questions

Does my registration guarantee my place at a graduation ceremony?

No, the registration process completed on this website does not guarantee your eligibility to graduate. You will receive confirmation of your graduation eligibility from Bond University.

How will my name appear on my graduation documentation?

The full name we have recorded in eStudent is what will be printed on your graduation documentation. Please visit eStudent to view your current first, other and family names. If your name is not appearing correctly please provide original or certified hard copies of documentation (marriage certificate/ passport/birth certificate) to the Student Business Centre (phone: +61 7 559 51701) by the registration closing date.

Do I have to wear academic dress to participate in my graduation ceremony?

Yes. You will be required to wear the official academic dress for the degree or diploma that you are graduating from. The academic dress set includes a gown, a mortarboard or bonnet, and a hood and/or stole in your faculty's colours.

I am receiving a double degree, how do I order my academic dress?

If you are receiving both degrees in the one ceremony, then you only need to place one order. 

How do I work out my gown size?

When you place your order online you will have the option to select your size, based on your height. Please note that you will be fitted for the correct size when you pick up your academic dress.

When and where can I collect my academic dress?

Academic dress is available for collection on the day of your graduation ceremony. You can pick up your academic dress from the entrance to Bond University College, building 9, level 2 (Show Map).

Pick up times:

  • 8:00am - 9:30am for the 10:30am ceremony
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm for the 2:30pm ceremony

When and where do I return my academic dress?

Academic Dress must be returned the same day, before 6pm. Failure to return your academic dress within this period will incur a charge equivalent to the balance of the purchase price of the academic dress. Purchase prices are three times the hire price.

Academic dress is to be returned to the entrance to Bond University College, level 2, building 9.

What if I don't have credit card - can I pay cash?

We recommend you pay for your academic dress with credit card. Alternatively, you can contact GFP on or 1300 360 445 to make a booking and pay on the day with cash and/or a debit transaction, however this booking must be made in advance.

How much will my academic dress hire cost?

Academic dress prices vary depending on the award you are receiving. As a guide:

  • Bachelor set:  $85 includes gown, hood & mortarboard
  • Master's set:  $90 includes gown, hood & mortarboard
  • Doctor of Philosophy set: $160 includes gown, hood & bonnet

Academic dress terms and conditions

Return of academic dress - academic dress must be returned the same day, before 6pm. Failure to return academic dress on time will incur a charge equivalent to the balance of the purchase price of the regalia. Purchase price is three times the hire price.

Cancellation of order - If you need to cancel your order please contact customer service to arrange your refund. Refunds are not applicable if your cancellation occurs within 3 days of your ceremony.

Can I apply for or buy more tickets for my graduation ceremony?

Due to space restrictions, a maximum of three guest tickets will be issued to each graduand, depending on the size of each ceremony. Please note that all guests must have a printed ticket to attend the ceremony. If graduands do not take up their maximum allocation, additional guest tickets may become available. No advance guarantees can be made on the allocation of additional tickets. There may not be any additional tickets available at some ceremonies, especially those in February.

A live stream of the Graduation ceremony can be viewed from Don’s Tavern for family and friends who cannot obtain extra tickets and for those who arrive after the ceremony has commenced

What should I wear to my graduation?

Please note that you will be required to walk up stairs and all academic dress is open at the front, therefore what you are wearing underneath will be visible. For this reason, business attire and comfortable shoes are highly recommended. The gowns are quite heavy so you may want to remove any jackets.

How long is the graduation ceremony?

The presentation ceremony takes between one to two hours but can go slightly longer depending on the number of graduands attending.

How much does it cost to graduate?

The cost of your academic dress is the only mandatory expense associated with graduation.

What time do I need to arrive for my graduation ceremony?

It is recommended that you arrive at least two and a half hours before the ceremony begins.
You will need to assemble at the southern tiled veranda at the back of Don’s Tavern after obtaining your gown. Assembly time is a minimum of one hour before the ceremony.

Where are the graduation presentation ceremonies held?

Graduation ceremonies are usually held in the University Sports Hall, level 2 of building 10.

Contact us

For any issue, please contact our Customer Support Representatives at:



Australia: 1300 360 445
International: +61 8 8154 1388