Gown collection on graduation day

Graduation Academic Dress Gown collection on the day

To graduate at a ceremony it is compulsory that a James Cook University (JCU) approved academic gown is worn.

To hire or purchase JCU gowns for the Townsville and Cairns ceremonies please complete and submit the Hire and Sales form

Gown Collection

Please follow the arrangements detailed below to collect your graduation gown for the Cairns and Townsville ceremonies.

For your convenience you may collect Diploma, Bachelor, Honours and masters Gowns gown prior to your ceremony day (the preferred option) or on the day of your ceremony. Collection times details below.

Note: if you are unable to collect your gown prior to ceremony day and you wish to do so please contact estore@jcu.edu.au to make alternate collection arrangements.

Note: that PhD gowns may only be collected on the day of your ceremony.

You will be shown how the gown is to be worn when you collect it.

Cairns Gown collection

Cairns campus - Building A4 Room 016

  • Thursday, 14 December - 12 noon to 6.00pm

Cairns Convention Centre

  • Monday 18 December from 1.30pm (day of the ceremony)

Townsville Gown collection

Townsville campus - Building 004 Room 006

  • Thursday, 14 December - 12 noon to 6.00pm
  • Saturday, 16 December - 10am to 2pm

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre - Palm Room

  • Wednesday, 20 December from 8.30am (day of the ceremony)

PhD gown collection

PhD gowns can be collected 2 hours prior to the commencement of your ceremony

Collection Points

  • Cairns Ceremony: Sheridan Street Foyer
  • Townsville Ceremonies: Magnetic Room

On Ceremony Day

  1. Before registering for the ceremony please ensure that you are fully gowned and not carrying any personal items on you (phone, handbag etc.)
  2. Undergraduate and Masters Students – Registration will open one and a half hours prior to the commencement of each ceremony and remain open for thirty minutes. PhD graduates you will be advised where you are to assemble when you collect your gown.

Location of Registration Desks

Townsville: Palm Room
Cairns: Wharf Street entrance foyer