Academic Dress of Universities in Queensland, Australia - University of Southern Queensland - Robes

Robes

All graduates below the rank of Master, wear a black Cambridge style Bachelor's robe. Masters wear a black Cambridge style Masters robe.

Doctorates of Philosophy and other research Doctorates wear a black Cambridge style doctoral gown, with facings of cardinal red, or the colour of the faculty, school or field of study respectively. All other doctorates awarded wear a Cambridge Masters gown in black. Several honorary doctorates are offered at USQ. Honorary (higher) Doctorates honoris causa (such as D.Sc. or D.Litt. et cetera) wear a scarlet Cambridge doctoral style robe with facings and sleeve linings in the Faculty, School or field of study colour and edged with gold. Doctors of the University honoris causa wear a scarlet Cambridge doctoral style robe with facings of vitrix blue and edged with gold and sleeves fully lined in vitrix blue and edged with gold.

Fellows of the university wear black Cambridge styled Bachelors robes with facings of vitrix blue and linings of gold. Members of the University Council wear something similar with the addition of the USQ logo embroidered on the left facing.

The Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and all Deputy Chancellors wear similar robes. They wear a black grosgrain gown, with facings down each side in front and a square collar at the back of the same material, edged with gold lace; the differences being in the placement of the lace on the sleeves. The spacing of the gold lace on the Chancellors sleeves is 4.5 cm, as opposed to Deputy Chancellors with a gold lace spacing of 11 cm. The Vice Chancellor however, has gold laced trim to the sleeve openings.

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