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Academic Dress

General Information

A full set of academic dress, including cap, hood and gown will be on loan free of charge to the current cohort of graduands. 

  • Size guide
  • Loss and damage

Location and opening hours of Gown Room

Location and opening hours of Gown Room

Location:

Office hours:

  • Mondays to Fridays (9:00 am - 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
  • Close on all Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory Holidays and University Holidays (afternoon of February 15, 2018, whole day of March 16, 2018)

Tailor-made Academic Dress

Tailor-made academic dress

Tailor-made academic dress is available from Ah Yau Tailor

Cost per outfit:

  • For Doctor's Degrees: HK$1600 
  • For Master's and Bachelor's Degrees: HK$750

Size of Gowns and Caps

Size guide

Gowns Full height Caps Head perimeter*

Small

Medium

Large

5'3" (1.60m) or below

5'4"-5'7" (1.62m-1.70m)

5'8" (1.73m) or above

Small

Medium

Large

21.5" (55cm)

22.5" (57cm)

23" (59cm)

* measure around the head 0.5" above the ears
Loss and damage of Academic Dress

Loss and damage

  • All borrowed pieces of the academic dress, i.e. cap, hood and gown, must be returned to the Gown Room in good condition
  • Alterations to the academic dress or attachments in any form are strictly forbidden
  • If you have lost or damaged any of the pieces, you will have to pay the following charges:
    1. Doctor's Degrees academic dress: $300 for losing the cap, $1100 for losing the gown, $200 for losing the hood ; whole set : HK$1600
    2. Master's and Bachelor's degree academic dress: $180 for losing the cap, $400 for losing the gown, $170 for losing the hood; whole set: HK$750

Payment for loss and damage

  • Follow the payment instruction to settle the payment
  • Send back the payment advice slip with details of your English full name, degree title, student ID / HKID / passport number and your contact number to the Gown Room by fax 2858 2549, or scan the payment advice slip with the above details and email to congmail@hku.hk to update your loan record