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Academic and Ceremonial Dress Rule 2018

Authoritative Version
Rules/Other as made
This rule describes the academic and ceremonial dress of the Australian National University.
Administered by: Education and Training
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 09
Made 23 May 2018
Registered 25 May 2018
Tabled HR 29 May 2018
Tabled Senate 18 Jun 2018
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THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITy

Academic and Ceremonial Dress Rule 2018

 

I, Professor Brian P. Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor, make the following rule.

Dated 23 May 2018

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Vice-Chancellor

 

 


Contents

Part 1— Preliminary. 1

1                 Name. 1

2                 Commencement 1

3                 Authority. 1

4                 Definitions. 1

5                 Colour references. 1

Part 2— Ceremonial dress. 2

6                 Ceremonial dress: Chancellor 2

7                 Ceremonial dress: Pro-Chancellor 2

8                 Ceremonial dress: Vice-Chancellor 2

9                 Ceremonial dress: Provost 3

10               Ceremonial dress: Deputy Vice-Chancellor 3

11               Ceremonial dress: Pro Vice-Chancellor 3

12               Ceremonial dress: University Marshal 3

13               Ceremonial dress: Deputy Marshal 3

14               Ceremonial dress: Esquire Bedel 4

15               Ceremonial dress: Council members. 4

16               Ceremonial dress: members of Chancellor’s party. 4

17               Ceremonial dress: academic staff and invited members of academic procession. 4

18               Ceremonial dress: guest speakers at conferring ceremonies. 5

19               Ceremonial dress: professional staff 5

Part 3— Academic dress. 6

20               Hood colours. 6

21               Application of Part 3 to honorary degrees. 6

22               Academic dress: higher doctorates. 6

23               Academic dress: Doctor of Philosophy. 6

24               Academic dress: professional doctorates. 7

25               Academic dress: Master of Philosophy etc. 7

26               Academic dress: Bachelor 8

27               Academic dress: non-degree awards. 8

28               Academic dress: associate degree awards. 8

29               Academic dress: undergraduates. 8

Part 4— Miscellaneous. 9

30               Wearing ceremonial or academic dress. 9

31               Wearing academic dress. 9

32               Repeal 9

33               Transitional: wearing of former academic dress. 9

Schedule 1Colours. 10

1                 Colour table. 10

Schedule 2College and discipline colours. 11

1                 College and discipline colours table. 11

 

 


Part 1—Preliminary

1          Name

This is the Academic and Ceremonial Dress Rule 2018.

2          Commencement

This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3          Authority

This instrument is made under the Vice-Chancellorship Statute 2013, section 9.5.

4          Definitions

In this instrument:

academic staff includes all academic staff of the University, irrespective of the basis on which, or the level at which, they are employed or engaged.

Bachelor gown means a Bachelor gown made of black fabric and of the style traditionally worn at the University.

Master gown means a Master gown made of black fabric and of the style traditionally worn at the University.

professional staff includes all professional staff of the University, irrespective of the basis on which, or the level at which, they are employed or engaged.

silk includes silk substitute.

5          Colour references

                    (1)    In this instrument, a reference to a colour is a reference to the Pantone colour reference for the colour specified in Schedule 1.

                    (2)    For subsection (1), a Pantone colour reference for a colour is the Pantone colour reference for the colour specified in the publication Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated & Solid Uncoated, ISBN 978-159065268-8.

Part 2—Ceremonial dress

6          Ceremonial dress: Chancellor

                    (1)    The Chancellor’s ceremonial dress is an ankle length robe made from black figured damask, with front facings 105mm wide at the shoulder and 130mm at the hemline and with a collar measuring approximately 340mm wide and 180mm deep at the back.

                    (2)    The back of the robe is pleated into the yoke and has a short train with a centre slit to knee height with sleeves that are long and fitted, closed and straight at the lower edge.

                    (3)    The robe is trimmed with gold lace of the oakleaf design as follows:

                                           (a)    the facings, collar, hemline and centre back slit are trimmed with gold lace 48mm wide;
                                          (b)    there is a diamond shaped pattern in 48mm gold lace at the top of the back slit;
                                           (c)    each armhole has a horizontal slit at the elbow with a 250mm vertical slit on top, all trimmed with 20mm gold lace with pointed edges;
                                          (d)    there are 11 gold lace bars, each 40mm wide, on each sleeve;
                                           (e)    the sleeve openings are trimmed with gold lace 20mm wide.

                    (4)    With the robe is worn either:

                                           (a)    a black velvet trencher, the crown of which is trimmed with gold oakleaf lace 20mm wide, and with a beehive gold covered button, attached to the centre of the crown, from which hangs a gold bullion tassel 250mm in length; or
                                          (b)    a round black velvet bonnet, the edge of the brim of which is trimmed with gold ornamental braid, and with a flat button, covered with gold oakleaf lace and attached to the centre of the crown.

                    (5)    The bonnet is worn with a gold cord and tassels.

7          Ceremonial dress: Pro-Chancellor

                    (1)    The Pro-Chancellor’s ceremonial dress is a robe of black damask fabric, made in the same style as worn by the Chancellor, also of ankle length, but trimmed with silver lace of the oakleaf design, in the same manner and dimensions as the Chancellor’s robe.

                    (2)    The Pro-Chancellor’s robe does not have a train.

                    (3)    With this robe is worn either a black velvet trencher, or a round black velvet bonnet worn with a silver cord and tassels, trimmed the same as for the Chancellor, but in silver.

8          Ceremonial dress: Vice-Chancellor

                    (1)    The Vice-Chancellor’s ceremonial dress is a gown of black damask fabric that is approximately mid-calf in length with the back and sleeves of the gown tightly gathered.

                    (2)    The sleeves of the gown have a boot of the same design as the Master gown.

                    (3)    The gown is trimmed on the front and at the back of the neck with gold lace 60mm wide of the oakleaf design and the sleeve openings are also trimmed in gold oakleaf lace 20mm wide.

                    (4)    With the gown is worn either:

                                           (a)    a black velvet trencher, the crown of which is trimmed with gold oakleaf lace 20mm wide, and with a beehive gold covered button, attached to the centre of the crown, from which hangs a gold bullion tassel 250mm in length; or
                                          (b)    a round black velvet bonnet, the edge of the brim of which is trimmed with gold ornamental braid, and with a flat button, covered with gold oakleaf lace and attached to the centre of the crown.

                    (5)    The bonnet is worn with a gold cord and tassels.

9          Ceremonial dress: Provost

                    (1)    The Provost’s ceremonial dress is a gown of black damask fabric, made in the same style as worn by the Vice-Chancellor but trimmed with silver and gold lace of the oakleaf design, in the same manner and dimensions as the Vice-Chancellor’s gown.

                    (2)    With the gown is worn either a black velvet trencher, or a round black velvet bonnet with silver cord and tassels, trimmed the same as for the Vice-Chancellor, but in silver.

10      Ceremonial dress: Deputy Vice-Chancellor

                    (1)    A Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s ceremonial dress is a gown of black damask fabric, made in the same style as worn by the Vice-Chancellor but trimmed with silver lace of the oakleaf design, in the same manner and dimensions as the Vice-Chancellor’s gown.

                    (2)    With the gown is worn either a black velvet trencher, or a round black velvet bonnet with silver cord and tassels, trimmed the same as for the Vice-Chancellor, but in silver.

11      Ceremonial dress: Pro Vice-Chancellor

                    (1)    A Pro Vice-Chancellor’s ceremonial dress is a gown of black damask fabric, made in the same style as worn by the Vice-Chancellor but trimmed with bronze lace of the oakleaf design, in the same manner and dimensions as the Vice-Chancellor’s gown.

                    (2)    With the gown is worn either a black velvet trencher, or a round black velvet bonnet with bronze cord and tassels, trimmed the same as for the Vice-Chancellor, but in bronze.

12      Ceremonial dress: University Marshal

                    (1)    The University Marshal’s ceremonial dress is a gown of sapphire cloth with gathering at the back yoke and on the sleeves, in the style of a Bachelor gown but with elongated sleeves.

                    (2)    The 120mm front facings of the gown are in old gold, and the inside of the gown and the inside of the elongated sleeves are fully lined in old gold.

                    (3)    The gown closes at the neckline, and is adorned with a special design high collar and fastened at the neckline with gold ornamentation.

                    (4)    With the gown is worn a round black velvet bonnet trimmed with blue and gold cord and tassels.

13      Ceremonial dress: Deputy Marshal

                    (1)    The Deputy Marshal’s ceremonial dress is a Bachelor gown of sapphire cloth with 100mm front facings of old gold that extend around the neckline.

                    (2)    With the gown is worn a round black velvet bonnet trimmed with blue and gold cord and tassels.

14      Ceremonial dress: Esquire Bedel

                    (1)    The Esquire Bedel’s ceremonial dress is a Master gown of black corded silk, the sleeve openings of which are trimmed with 45mm gold oakleaf lace.

                    (2)    A collar of black brocade edged with 45mm gold oakleaf lace is attached to the back of the gown.

                    (3)    With the gown is worn a round black velvet bonnet trimmed with gold cord and tassels, a jabot consisting of 2 tabs on a collar, and white wrist length gloves

15      Ceremonial dress: Council members

                    (1)    The ceremonial dress of a Council member (other than the Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor) is a Master gown with 115mm of silver silk on the front facings.

                    (2)    The back collar of the gown is faced around all sides with 100mm of the same silver silk.

                    (3)    An embroidered University badge is attached to the left-hand front facing of the gown and is positioned 100mm down from the front yoke seam.

                    (4)    With the gown is worn a round black velvet bonnet trimmed with silver cord and silver tassels.

                    (5)    However, the Council member may alternatively wear, as ceremonial dress, any academic dress to which the member is entitled.

16      Ceremonial dress: members of Chancellor’s party

                    (1)    In section:

members, of the Chancellor’s party, includes any of the following:

                                           (a)    the Deans and Research School Heads;
                                          (b)    the directors of University centres;
                                           (c)    heads of the residential halls and colleges.

                    (2)    The ceremonial dress of members of the Chancellor’s party is a gown of black cloth in the style of the University’s higher doctorate gown with 100mm of silver silk on the front facings extending around the neckline, and with bell shaped sleeves, the lower three-quarters of which faced with silver cloth.

                    (3)    With the gown is worn a round black velvet bonnet trimmed with blue cord and blue tassels.

                    (4)    However, members of the Chancellor’s party may alternatively wear, as ceremonial dress, any academic dress to which they are entitled.

17      Ceremonial dress: academic staff and invited members of academic procession

                    (1)    The ceremonial dress of academic staff and invited members of the academic procession is a Master gown with 100mm of blue silk on the front facings or a Master gown with a silver stole 100mm in width.

                    (2)    With the Master gown a round black velvet bonnet trimmed with blue cord and blue tassels may be worn.

                    (3)    However, academic staff and invited members of the academic procession may alternatively wear, as ceremonial dress, any academic dress to which they are entitled.

18      Ceremonial dress: guest speakers at conferring ceremonies

                    (1)    The ceremonial dress of a guest speaker at a conferring of degrees ceremony is the same as for a member of the Chancellor’s party.

                    (2)    However, a guest speaker may alternatively wear, as ceremonial dress, any academic dress to which the person is entitled.

19      Ceremonial dress: professional staff

                    (1)    The ceremonial dress of professional staff is a Bachelor gown.

                    (2)    With the Bachelor gown a trencher of black cloth with a black tassel may be worn.

                    (3)    However, professional staff may alternatively wear, as ceremonial dress, any academic dress to which they are entitled.

Part 3—Academic dress

20      Hood colours

To remove any doubt, in the application of this Part:

                                           (a)    a reference to a hood fully lined or faced with a single colour on the inside is a reference to a hood that is fully lined or edged on the posterior side of the hood with the colour; and
                                          (b)    a reference to a hood fully lined or faced with 2 colours on the inside is a reference to a hood on which the first-named colour is innermost with the second-named colour outermost on the posterior side of the hood; and
                                           (c)    a reference to a hood fully lined or faced with 3 colours on the inside is a reference to a hood on which the second-named colour is between the first and third-named colours, with the third-named colour outermost on the posterior side of the hood.

21      Application of Part 3 to honorary degrees

To remove any doubt, the academic dress of a person holding or being awarded an honorary degree is the academic dress prescribed under this Part for the corresponding degree.

22      Academic dress: higher doctorates

The academic dress of a graduate of the University being awarded or holding a higher doctorate is:

                                           (a)    a gown of Union Jack red cloth, of the design and shape as traditionally worn at the University, heavily gathered on the back and both shoulders with a curved shaped yoke, and with plain bell shaped sleeves with 115mm of silk on the front facings as follows:
                                                           (i)    for a degree of Doctor of Fine Arts—silver;
                                                         (ii)    for a degree of Doctor of Laws—purple;
                                                       (iii)    for a degree of Doctor of Letters—blue;
                                                       (iv)    for a degree of Doctor of Medicine—turquoise;
                                                         (v)    for a degree of Doctor of Music—lilac;
                                                       (vi)    for a degree of Doctor of Science—green;
                                                     (vii)    for a degree of Doctor of the University—old gold; and
                                          (b)    a hood of Union Jack red cloth, of the same shape and style as for a degree of Doctor of Philosophy and as traditionally worn at the University, fully lined with the colour applying to the award under paragraph (a); and
                                           (c)    a round black velvet bonnet with a gold cord and tassels.

[Note:         The degree Doctor of the University is only awarded as an honorary degree.]

23      Academic dress: Doctor of Philosophy

The academic dress of a graduate of the University being awarded or holding a degree of Doctor of Philosophy is:

                                           (a)    a gown of black cloth, of the same shape and style as worn by Masters of the University, with 100mm of blue corded silk on the front facings; and
                                          (b)    a hood of the Cambridge design as traditionally worn at the University made from, and fully lined with, blue corded silk fabric; and
                                           (c)    a round black velvet bonnet with a blue cord and tassels.

24      Academic dress: professional doctorates

                    (1)    In this section:

professional doctorate means any of the following degrees:

                                           (a)    Doctor of Diplomatic Studies;

                                          (b)    Doctor of Juridical Science;

                                           (c)    Doctor of Policy Administration;

                                          (d)    Doctor of Population Health;

                                           (e)    Doctor of Psychology (Clinical).

                    (2)    The academic dress of a graduate of the University being awarded or holding a professional doctorate is:

                                           (a)    a gown of black cloth, of the same shape and style as worn by Masters of the University, with 100mm of blue corded silk on the front facings; and
                                          (b)    a hood of the Cambridge design as traditionally worn at the University made from, and fully lined with, blue corded silk fabric and edged on the inside with 25mm of claret corded silk; and
                                           (c)    a round black velvet bonnet with a blue cord and tassels.

25      Academic dress: Master of Philosophy etc.

                    (1)    The academic dress of a graduate of the University being awarded or holding a degree of Master of Philosophy is:

                                           (a)    a gown of black cloth as traditionally worn at the University, heavily gathered on the back and on both shoulders with a curved yoke, and with sleeves that are long and closed (and 20cm from the bottom of the gown) with a crescent shaped cut at the bottom and a bound opening for the arm at the elbow; and
                                          (b)    a hood of black cloth, in the style traditionally worn at the University and in the shape known as the Oxford Burgon cut, that is fully lined on the inside with blue fabric; and
                                           (c)    a trencher of black cloth with a blue tassel.

                    (2)    The academic dress of a graduate of the University being awarded or holding a degree of Master, or a degree of Medicinae ac Chirurgiae Doctoranda or Juris Doctor, is:

                                           (a)    a gown of black cloth as traditionally worn at the University, heavily gathered on the back and on both shoulders with a curved yoke, and with sleeves that are long and closed (and 20cm from the bottom of the gown) with a crescent shaped cut at the bottom and a bound opening for the arm at the elbow; and
                                          (b)    a hood of black cloth, in the style traditionally worn at the University and in the shape known as the Oxford Burgon cut, that is fully lined on the inside with the colours of the relevant ANU College or discipline specified in Schedule 2 (College and discipline colours); and
                                           (c)    a trencher of black cloth with a black tassel.

26      Academic dress: Bachelor

The academic dress of a graduate of the University being awarded or holding a degree of Bachelor is:

                                           (a)    a gown of black cloth as traditionally worn at the University, heavily gathered on the back and on both shoulders with a curved yoke, and with sleeves that are long and pointed (and 20cm from the bottom of the gown) with a decorative slit on the front seam; and
                                          (b)    a hood of black cloth, in the style traditionally worn at the University and in the shape known as the Oxford Burgon cut, that is faced on the inside with 100mm of silk with the colours of the relevant ANU College or discipline specified in Schedule 2 (College and discipline colours) ; and
                                           (c)    a trencher of black cloth with a black tassel.

27      Academic dress: non-degree awards

                    (1)    The academic dress of a person being awarded or holding a graduate diploma or certificate of the University is:

                                           (a)    a Bachelor gown with a stole of black cloth 100mm in width faced with 100mm of silk with the colours of the relevant ANU College or discipline specified in Schedule 2 (College and discipline colours); and
                                          (b)    a trencher of black cloth with a black tassel.

                    (2)    The academic dress of a person being awarded or holding an undergraduate diploma of the University is a Bachelor gown with a stole of black cloth 100mm in width faced with 100mm of silk with the colours of the relevant ANU College or discipline specified in Schedule 2. No headgear is worn with the gown.

28      Academic dress: associate degree awards

The academic dress of a person being awarded or holding an associate degree of the University is a Bachelor gown with a stole of black cloth 100mm in width faced with 100mm of silk with the colours of the relevant ANU College or discipline specified in Schedule 2 (College and discipline colours). No headgear is worn with the gown.

29      Academic dress: undergraduates

The academic dress of undergraduates of the University is a gown of black cloth of a style approved by the Council. No headgear is worn with the gown.

Part 4—Miscellaneous

30      Wearing ceremonial or academic dress

Academic staff in a procession at a graduation ceremony must wear appropriate ceremonial or academic dress.

31      Wearing academic dress

Graduands must wear appropriate academic dress.

32      Repeal

The Academic and Ceremonial Dress Order 2014 is repealed.

33      Transitional: wearing of former academic dress

                    (1)    This section applies to a person if the person received an award from the University (including the Institute of Arts) before 1 July 2014.

                    (2)    The person is entitled to wear the academic dress for the award prescribed by the repealed Academic and Ceremonial Dress Order 2013.


 

Schedule 1Colours

[Note:      See section 5.]

1          Colour table

The following table specifies the Pantone Colour Reference for colours mentioned in this instrument.

 

Colour table

Item

Colour

Pantone colour reference

1

black

Pantone Black C

2

blue

2718C

3

claret

208C

4

gold

122C

5

gold lace

1255C

6

green

7727C

7

lilac

524C

8

old gold

871C

9

purple

259C

10

sapphire

7685C

11

silver

877C

12

terracotta

165C

13

turquoise

306C

14

Union Jack blue

285C

15

Union Jack red

200C

16

white

Pantone White C


 

Schedule 2College and discipline colours

[Note:      See sections 25(2)(b), 26(b), 27(1)(a) and (2), and 28.].

1          College and discipline colours table

The following table specifies the colours for ANU Colleges and disciplines.

 

College and discipline colours

Item

ANU College or discipline

Colour

1

University-wide multidisciplinary awards

white

2

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Union Jack blue

3

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

terracotta

4

ANU College of Business and Economics

gold

5

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

claret

6

ANU College of Health and Medicine (other than medicine and health studies)

green

7

ANU College of Law

purple

8

ANU College of Science

green

9

Medicine and health studies

turquoise

10

Graduate programs in military studies

Union Jack blue and Union Jack red