Full academic dress (sub fusc) and gowns are worn for Matriculation and Graduation ceremonies, formal University examinations, and other very important occasions. Sub fusc is comprised of:
1. one of:
- dark suit with plain black socks, or
- dark skirt with plain black tights or stockings, or
- dark trousers with plain black socks or plain black hosiery
2. dark coat if required - worn underneath the gown
3. plain black shoes
4. plain white collared shirt or blouse
5. white bow tie, black bow tie, black full-length tie, or black ribbon
1. the appropriate academic gown
2. mortar board or soft cap
Gowns are worn at formal dinners in College and some other occasions such as College Collections (formal progress tests).
All Oxford undergraduates wear a Commoner’s gown, except for those who have been awarded a Scholarship, who may wear a long Scholar’s gown. Graduates of other universities reading for an advanced degree (or a diploma or certificate) may wear the gowns to which they are entitled in their own university, except if they are reading for the Oxford BA, when a Commoner’s gown must be worn. Postgraduates wear an Advanced Student's gown. There is information about gowns and academic dress on the University's website.
Visiting Students should wear a Scholar’s gown.