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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 until January 5, 2018. 

Location and opening hours of Gown Room

Location and opening hours of Gown Room


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

Tailored 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*




5'3" (1.60m) or below

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

5'8" (1.73m) or above




21.5" (55cm)

22.5" (57cm)

23" (59cm)

* measure around the head 0.5" above the ears

Loan of academic dress for Class of 2017 after the loan period and alumni

Loan arrangement for alumni

Who are eligible

  • Graduates of Class of 2017 after the loan and return period (January 5, 2018)
  • HKU alumni graduated in previous years

Details of loan arrangement

  • NO academic dress is available for loan from early October to the mid of January every year so as to ensure enough supply of academic dresses for the current batch of graduands
  • Rental per week : HK$60, click here for payment procedure
  • Visit the Gown Room in person and bring along with you the followings:
    1. completed form for loan of academic dress for alumni 
    2. copy of your degree certificate
    3. payment advice slip
    4. your Student ID, HKID or passport for verification
  • If you would like to authorise others to borrow the academic dress for you, please pass the followings to the authorised person:
    1. completed form for loan of academic dress for alumni 
    2. authorization form 
    3. copy of you degree certificate
    4. payment advice slip
    5. copy of you student ID, HKID or passport
  • Bring your own bag. No carrying bag will be provided by the Gown Room for the academic dress.
  • When the appropriate rental fee is settled as well as all other details verified, you will be given a set of academic dress on the spot.

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 to update your loan record