Graduation - Academic Dress
Graduation is a formal occasion, so you should wear smart clothing beneath your gown; no jeans or trainers. It is useful to wear something such as a shirt or blouse with buttons which will make it easier to attach the hood to your clothing. If a shirt is worn then this should also be accompanied by a tie. Smart but comfortable shoes are also important.
Appropriate military dress or the national dress of your country is also allowed to be worn underneath your gown.
Please leave handbags, mobile phones, etc. with your guests. You will not be able to carry them with you in your ceremony.
Please be aware, we reserve the right to prevent you from joining your procession and graduating on the day if you are not dressed appropriately in the correct academic dress. You would, in that case, graduate in absence.
The University's Regulations for Academic and Official Costume can be viewed here.
Hire or Purchase Robes
Robes can be hired (or bought) from Ede & Ravenscroft on their website at www.gownhire.co.uk. Please place your order no later than Friday 31 August. Please remember to bring your order confirmation with you on the day.
Collection of Robes
Robes will be ready for collection at the Greenlands site on the day of your ceremony from the Institute of Directors Conference Room (number 6 on the Graduation Map).
Assistance will be given with robing. Hats should be worn throughout the ceremony and for photographs.
Please return your robes to TK1 in the main house as soon as possible after your ceremony (number 7 Graduation Map).