As your graduation ceremony is a very special occasion, marking your academic achievement, it is mandatory that all graduands wear full academic dress (gown, hood and mortarboard) and, therefore, it is not possible to participate in the ceremony without it.
Gowns can be hired via our preferred suppliers, Ede & Ravenscroft. It is important to note Ede & Ravenscroft require 3 weeks’ notice to hire a gown so order yours in plenty of time. You can source your gown from elsewhere but please note that a student arriving in inappropriate academic dress or not gowned will be unable to join the procession and will not be presented for their award during the ceremony.
University of Cumbria style and colours
The colours and style of the gowns and hoods indicate both the award (eg diploma, foundation, bachelor, postgraduate or master) and the awarding university.
It's very important that you order the correct academic dress for your qualification as the style is different for each level of award - if in doubt, contact us and check!