Regalia hired for graduation is supplied by the Federation of Graduate Women. Check your graduation guide for collection details.
There are penalties for late or non return of regalia. A $20 deposit is required. Non return of items means you will be charged at replacement cost.
A black Cambridge style gown is to be worn under all Ara graduation colours.
The sleeves on the Cambridge gown have two openings. Undergraduates (certificates/diplomas) wear the gown with arms through the lower opening. Degree graduands (and graduates receiving diplomas) wear the gown with their arms through the upper opening.
Scarf - diploma and certificate
- graduands receiving diplomas and certificates
The degree hood incorporates the Ara scarf. The hood is worn with the stole sitting on the shoulders and the hood hanging down the wearer's back.
See here for how to wear your regalia.
Hood lining colours
Each Degree hood lining is an individual colour denoting the degree content.
|Bachelor's Degree||Colour||Department or School|
|Information and Communication Technologies||Jade|
Department of Computing
|Applied Management||Sky blue||Department of Business|
|Sustainability and Outdoor Education||Forest green||Department of Humanities |
|Applied Science||Indigo||Department of Applied Science and Allied Health|
|Medical Imaging||Irish green||Department of Applied Science and Allied Health|
|Midwifery||Burnished gold||Department of Applied Science and Allied Health|
|Nursing||Purple||Department of Nursing and Human Services|
|Musical Arts||Old gold||Department of Creative Industries Performing Arts|
|Social Work||Red||Department of Nursing and Human Services|
|Performing Arts||Orange||Department of Creative Industries Performing Arts|
|Language (Japanese)||Pink||Department of Humanities|
|Broadcasting Communications||Dark Grey||Department of Creative Industries Broadcasting|
|Design||Gold||Department of Creative Industries |
Art and Design
|Engineering Technology||Scarlet||Department of Engineering and Architectural Studies|
|Architectural Studies||Camel||Department of Engineering and Architectural Studies|
|Language (Māori)||Scarlet with kowhaiwhai design||Department of Humanities |
Te Puna Wānaka
Regalia hired for graduation is collected from the Federation of Graduate Women, at 9 Creyke Road, Ilam, Christchurch.
All regalia is to be returned to the Federation of Graduate Women at the Horncastle Arena, Christchurch after the graduation has concluded.
Regalia refund policy
If you notify Ara that you are withdrawing from Graduation prior to the day of the ceremony, you will receive a full refund of your regalia hire costs including you $20 bond. However, if you notify us on the day you are withdrawing or simply don't turn up, we will only refund the actual regalia hire costs and not the bond money. This $20 is an administration cost.
To advise withdrawal from a graduation ceremony:
Phone: 03 940 8231