Loan of Academic Dress

Timetable and Venue for Collection

The distribution venue is at the upper ground foyer (outside JUPAS Office) of Knowles Building. Please bring along a completed loan form and Student ID/HKID/passport for verification.

Doctoral and MPhil Degrees: 

October 17, 2016 (Monday)  5:15 pm - 7:45 pm
October 18, 2016(Tuesday)  5:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Master's Degrees:

October 31, 2016 (Monday)  5:15 pm - 7:45 pm
November 1, 2016 (Tuesday)  5:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Bachelor's Degrees:

October 19, 2016 (Wednesday)  5:15 pm - 7:45 pm
October 20, 2016 (Thursday)  5:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Return of Academic Dress
All loaned academic dresses must be returned to the Gown Room of the University by January 6, 2017. 

More detailsHKU Congregation website.

Enquiry Contact (CPAO)
Tel: 2219-4263

Academic Dresses

Bachelors A robe of black stuff of the simple traditional shape with pointed sleeve.
Masters A robe of black stuff, Oxford MA pattern.
Doctors of Philosophy
A robe of maroon panama with facings of deep blue. 

Bachelors, Masters College cap, 'mortar-board' pattern.
Doctors 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.

Faculty of Engineering
Robe Eng Bac/Mas Bachelors Deep blue with yellow silk edge lining, 3.5 cm wide.
Robe Eng Bac/Mas Masters Deep blue with yellow silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
All Faculties
Robe MPhil MPhil Deep blue with maroon silk lining throughout, the lining being turned over to the depth of 1 cm.
Robe PhD PhD Maroon panama with deep blue silk lining throughout.

Proper Attire

Gown and Hood

Proper Attire


  1. A dark suit should be worn with a white shirt and a sober tie;
  2. the loop of the hood should be firmly attached to either the 2nd or 3rd button of the shirt with the tie over the top of the halter;
  3. the hood halter should NEVER be placed over the tie;
  4. unless it is absolutely necessary the use of safety pins should be avoided;
  5. a tie must always be worn.


  1. A dark skirt and a white blouse with buttons should be worn;
  2. the loop of the hood should be attached to one of the blouse buttons.


Put on the cap with the base lining without a seam at the front, the other side with the seam at the back.