The 203rd Congregation

Academic Dress



Graduates must be in full academic dress to attend the Congregation.
Suggested Attire
Male
  • A dark suit with a white shirt and a neck tie or bow tie
  • The loop at the front tip of the hood should be firmly attached to either the 2nd or 3rd button of the shirt, the neck tie will be at the front, covering the front tip of the hood
  • Unless it is absolutely necessary, the use of safety pin should be avoided
  • Sport shoes should be avoided
Female
  • A dark suit with a white shirt and a neck tie or bow tie
  • The loop at the front tip of the hood should be firmly attached to either the 2nd or 3rd button of the shirt, the neck tie will be at the front, covering the front tip of the hood
  • Unless it is absolutely necessary, the use of safety pin should be avoided
  • Sport shoes should be avoided
Caps
Bachelors
Masters

College cap, 'mortar-board' pattern.

Doctors
Masters of Surgery (MS)

Black velvet cap, bonnet-shaped and soft, with a hard round brim and a narrow cord of gold at the junction of crown and brim.

How to wear your cap
  • Put on the cap with the base lining without a seam at the front, the other side with the seam at the back
  • The tassel should be on your left
Hoods
Bachelors

Deep blue with red silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.

Masters
Doctors of Nursing (
DNurs)
(undress)

Deep blue with red silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.

Doctors of Medicine (MD)
Masters of Surgery (MS)
(undress)

Black silk with purple silk lining throughout.

Doctors of Medicine (MD)
Doctors of Nursing (
DNurs)
(full dress)

Scarlet panama with red silk lining throughout.

Masters of Surgery (MS)
(full dress)

Purple panama with lavender silk lining throughout.

Masters of Philosophy (MPhil)

Deep blue with maroon silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.

Doctors of Philosophy (PhD)
(undress and full dress)

Maroon panama with deep blue silk lining throughout.

Gowns
Bachelors

A robe of black stuff of the simple traditional shape with pointed sleeve.

Masters

A robe of black stuff, Oxford MA pattern.

Doctors
(undress)

A robe of black silk, Oxford DPhil pattern.

Doctors of Medicine (MD)
Masters of Surgery (MS)

(undress)

A robe of black silk with purple silk facings 6.4 cm wide.

Masters of Surgery (MS)
(full dress)

A robe of purple panama with lavender silk facings.

Doctors
(full dress)

A robe of scarlet panama with silk facings of appropriate colour.
(MD, DNurs - red)

Doctors of Philosophy (PhD)
(full dress)

A robe of maroon panama with facings of deep blue.

Loaned Academic Dress

Class of 2020 graduands can borrow a full set of academic dress, including cap, hood and gown from the HKU Gown Room free of charge. Please refer to this page for more information.

Tailor-made Academic Dress

You can order a set of tailor-made academic dress from Ah Yau Tailor. Please refer to this page for details.