Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Where do I collect my regalia?
Answer: 9 Creyke Road, Ilam.

Question: Is the regalia only for women?
Answer: No, we provide regalia for everyone.

Question: I cannot collect at the stated time, can someone else collect for me?
Answer: Yes you can have a friend or family member collect. We will get them to fill in a form to say they are collecting on your behalf. It is helpful if you can give the person collecting a note of your head size.

Question: I haven’t ordered my regalia before the closing date, what do I do?
Answer: Contact GWC Regalia Hire (03 369 0604) as soon as possible, you will need to pay the late fee.

Question: I have ordered and paid for my regalia but have to defer my graduation to a later ceremony, what should I do?
Answer: We can place your order in our Transfer File. Then, when you are ready to graduate send us a form for the new ceremony with a note to say you are transferring from a previous ceremony. No further payment is required.

Question: What happens if my previous degree is not from UC and LU?
Answer: We are able to provide the academic regalia from other NZ universities and Ara, however, we can only provide a black gown and trencher for overseas degrees.

Question: How do I know my head size?
Answer: The head measurement is required for the hat. You need to measure the circumference of your head just above your ears. If you don’t have access to a soft tape measure then you could take a piece of string and then measure that against a ruler or builders tape measure.

Question: Where do I take my height measurement from?
Answer: Please take this as your overall height. Our gowns are in certain height measurements and we will fit you to the closest size.