Graduation Academic Dress Gown hire and collection

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Gown hire and collection

It is compulsory to wear JCU approved academic dress at your graduation ceremony. It is important that you refer to the Academic Dress Standards.

Gown Hire

Silver Rose has sufficient gowns for every student to hire or purchase a JCU gown for the Townsville and Cairns ceremonies being held in 2021.

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Hire a Gown

Gown Collection


Academic dress collection times are located below. It is recommended that graduates collect their gown as soon as they arrive at the venue to allow time for photography and registration.

CeremonyAcademic Dress Collection TimeLocation
Ceremony - 10:30am7:30am - 9:30amPalm Room, Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre
Ceremony - 3:30pm12:30pm - 2:30pmPalm Room, Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre


It is strongly recommended that all graduates collect their academic dress prior to their ceremony. Early collection is from Monday 12 April from Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Collection times are listed below.

Those who are unable to collect their academic dress on Monday 12 April can collect it on the day (see table below). However, please ensure you arrive at the start of the allocated collection time for your ceremony to avoid being late for graduate registration and photography.

CeremonyAcademic Dress Collection TimeLocation
Monday 12 April - Early Collection 9am - 6pm (recommended option)CPAC Outside Foyer
Tuesday 13 April  - 2pm Ceremony12:30pm - 1:15pmCPAC Studio
Wednesday 14 April - 10am Ceremony8:30am - 9:15amCPAC Studio
Wednesday 14 April - 2pm Ceremony12:30pm - 1:15pmCPAC Studio
Wednesday 14 April - 6pm Ceremony4:30pm - 5:15pmCPAC Studio