Academical Dress
 

The University has adopted the following academic dress regulations for its degrees:

Gowns

1. Bachelor
Shape: pointed sleeves, front pleats and is untrimmed. Color & fabric: black stuff.

2. Master
Shape: oblong sleeve, open at the wrist. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut, and the front part has an arc cut away. Front pleats. The gown is untrimmed. Color & fabric: black stuff. 

3. Doctor
Shape: full bell-shaped sleeves. Color & fabric: black stuff worn with three sleeve bars and front panels of black velvet, finished with gold piping. Front pleats. An option is to wear the black gown with the three sleeve bars and front panels in the velvet color of the degree discipline, e.g. pink for the D.S.M. The black gown may also be worn without gold piping.

4. Doctor (full-dress)
Shape: full bell-shaped sleeves. Color & fabric: crimson red stuff worn with three sleeve bars and front panels of black velvet, finished with gold piping. Front pleats. An option for doctoral recipients is to wear the full-dress crimson red gown with the three sleeve bars and front panels in the velvet color of the degree discipline, e.g. scarlet for the Hon. D.D.  or pink for the D.S.M. The full-dress gown may also be worn without gold piping.

5. Graduate Diploma of Studies 
As for Masters.

6. Fellows and Officials
As for doctorates. The gown of the University President has an additional fourth bar on the sleeves.
Hoods

1. Bachelor
Bachelor's hoods are of the Wales simple shape with a split-salmon cut. They are three feet in length. The shell is black and the hood is satin or silk lined in golden yellow with a royal blue chevron. The hood is trimmed in velvet, two inches in width, according to the specific degree awarded:

Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.)
Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

​2. Master
Master's hoods are of the Wales simple shape with a split-salmon cut. They are three and a half feet in length. The shell is black and the hood is satin or silk lined in golden yellow with a royal blue chevron. The hood is trimmed in velvet, three inches in width, according to the specific degree awarded:
Master of Arts (M.A.) (Religion & Ethics)--Scarlet velvet
Master of Arts (M.A.) (Philosophy & Religion)--Dark blue velvet
Master of Arts (M.A.) (Sacred Music)--Pink velvet
Master of Christian Humanities (M.C.H.)--White velvet
Master of Ministry  (M.Min.)--Scarlet velvet
Master of Music (M.Mus.) (Sacred Music)--Pink velvet
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) (Philosophy & Religion)--Dark blue velvet
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) (Religious Studies)--Scarlet velvet
Master of Sacred Music (M.S.M.)--Pink velvet
Master of Theology (M.Th.)--Scarlet velvet
Master of the University (M.Univ.)--White velvet (only awarded honoris causa)

3. Doctor
Doctoral hoods are of the Wales simple shape with panels attached to the sides to be worn cape-like. They are four feet in length. The shell is black and the hood is satin or silk lined in golden yellow with a royal blue chevron. The hood is trimmed in velvet, five inches in width, according to the degree awarded. The shell of the hood may also be bordered with golden yellow:
Doctor of Christian Humanities (D.C.H.)--White velvet
Doctor of Divinity (Hon. D.D.)--Scarlet velvet (only awarded honoris causa)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) (Religious Education)--Light blue velvet
Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon. L.H.D.)--White velvet (only awarded honoris causa)
Doctor of Laws (Hon. LL.D.) (Civil & Canon)--Purple velvet (only awarded honoris causa)
Doctor of Music (D.Mus.) (Sacred Music)--Pink velvet
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Religion and ... )--Dark blue velvet
Doctor of Religious Studies (D.R.St.)--Scarlet velvet
Doctor of Sacred Music (D.S.M.)--Pink velvet
Doctor of Theology (D.Th.)--Scarlet velvet
Doctor of the University (D.Univ.)--White velvet (only awarded honoris causa)

4. Diploma
Graduate Diploma of Studies (G.Dip.St.)--A diploma holder is permitted to wear a master's gown without a hood or the hood of another degree, licenciateship
5. Fellows and Officials
A Fellow (F.Univ. ) or Official is considered to be of doctoral status in the University and may opt to wear the hood of a Doctor of the University (D.Univ.).

Hats
1. Bachelor--black mortarboard with a black tassel.
2. Master--black mortarboard with a black tassel.
3. Doctor--black velvet tam with gold bullion tassel. Eight-sided preferred. A mortarboard with a gold tassel is optional.
4. Graduate Diploma of Studies--black mortarboard with a black tassel.
5. Fellows and Officials--black velvet tam with gold bullion tassel. Eight sided preferred. A mortarboard with gold tassel is optional.