Hire your academic gown for Graduation

Updated on 18 March 2024

Guidance on hiring your graduation gown from Ede & Ravenscroft.

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Formal Academic dress for Graduation should be hired from the official University robemaker, Ede & Ravenscroft.

Academic dress is a highlight of Graduation with graduation students wearing traditional academic robes.

You should hire your Academic robes from the official University robemaker, Ede & Ravenscroft. Hire prices start from £45.

Selecting the right gown

There are different designs and colours of robe for each degree, make sure you select the correct gown and hood from the website.

Your degree type is shown in eVision, for example BSc or MA. If you are not sure which robe to choose please contact Ede and Ravenscroft via their contact form

You must wear the correct gown and hood for your degree. Otherwise we will not allow you to cross the stage and you will be graduated in absence.

There will be spare gowns available on the day to hire, but to ensure you have the correct gown size, it is best to place an order. If you are unable to come to the ceremony, you can contact Ede & Ravenscroft to arrange a refund.

Dress code

Please wear formal clothing (no jeans, t-shirts, flip flops). You can wear whatever colour you wish, and national dress is fine. You will need to wear shoes that you can walk up the staircase to the stage in.

Students are not permitted to cross the stage without a gown. 

Collecting your gown

Your academic gown should be collected the day before your ceremony between16:00-18:00 from the Marryat Hall inside the Caird Hall. 

Please try and collect these the day before your ceremony where possible.

Should you need to collect your gown on the day of your ceremony, the Marryat hall will open between 8:45–9:30 for students attending the morning ceremonies and 12:30-14:00 for students attending the afternoon ceremonies.

Remember you will need to be at the Caird Hall to register and be seated no later than 30 mins before your ceremony begins. 

Access to the Marryat Hall is on the West side of City Square (to the right as you are facing the Caird Hall).

You will receive a voucher by email no later than three days before your ceremony which you will need to present, either printed or on your phone, when collecting your gown and guest tickets.

Returning your gown

All gowns must be returned on the day of your ceremony to the drop-off area in Marryat Hall, or to the Ustinov Room in Bonar Hall on Campus if you are attending the Garden Party. 

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