Dress for Graduands

Dress for Graduands

At the ceremony candidates should wear the appropriate gown, a mortar board or soft-cap, and your preferred sub fusc from the following list:

One of:
a.       Dark suit with dark socks, or
b.       Dark skirt with black tights or stockings, or
c.       Dark trousers with dark socks

  • Dark Coat if required
  • Black Shoes
  • Plain white collared shirt or blouse
  • White bow tie, black bow tie, black full-length tie, or black ribbon.

Members of the University serving in H.M. Forces are permitted to wear uniform together with a gown.

The Vice-Chancellor has asked that candidates should be warned that they may be refused admission to the degree ceremony if they are not properly dressed.

Candidates also need their undergraduate gown (or gown of their previous degree for graduate students), and the gown and hood of the degree to be taken, which they should arrange to be provided in advance. They can be hired from Shepherd and Woodward, or Ede and Ravenscroft.