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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.

Please note that there is very limited availability of gown hire on the day so we recommend you ensure you book your gown by the 5th March 2023.

Order your gown (Opens 2nd February 2023)

Graduands should wear their gowns and hoods throughout the ceremony. Mortarboards should only be worn when processing out of the Chapel. Please do not wear your mortarboards when you enter the Chapel.

In addition to academic dress, all graduands must wear smart formal wear to their ceremony.

We warmly encourage students to wear their traditional and/or cultural dress to graduation if they wish to. 

Your gown will then be available for collection on campus, at the Shannon Suite, on the day.

Graduand gown hire costs

Undergraduate: Foundation, Bachelors, Certificates, and Diplomas

  • £49.50

Postgraduate: Master's, PGCert, PGDip, and PGCE

  • £56

PhD

  • £64

Staff graduands

Please contact graduation@stmarys.ac.uk so that the team can arrange your two complimentary guest tickets and gown hire with the supplier.