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Academic dress for graduation

All students receiving an award must wear academic dress, which must be ordered from Ede and Ravenscroft.

Order your gown

In addition to academic dress, graduands are required to conform to dress standards for their ceremony:

  • Male Graduands: Dark suit, white shirt and a tie
  • Female Graduands: Smart formal wear

How to book your gown

Students are required to wear St Mary's University academic dress – please see your invitation email for details of the type of gown you need to order.

You can  order your gown online through the Ede and Ravenscroft website or by calling +44 (0) 12 2386 1854.

Once your gown is ordered you will be able to collect it at Westminster Cathedral on the day of your graduation.

Please note: telephone orders are not eligible for the online discount.


Please remember that you must order your gown no later than 21 days prior to your ceremony. It is advised to book early to ensure an order has been placed. Please ensure you read the Ede and Ravenscroft terms and conditions regarding a refund of your gown.