Academic Dress and Gown Hire

All graduates are entitled to wear the University’s academic dress.

For Graduation Ceremonies taking place in December 2017 you may hire your robe online at Booking will close on Wednesday 22 November. You collect your gown at Preston Guild Hall on the day of the Ceremony. After the ceremony you should return your gown by 5.00pm. There will be collection points at the Guild Hall and also at the University (Foster Building).


Ceremony Dress Code

Please wear a formal/smart outfit. You are required to wear the University’s academic dress. You may find it helpful to know that the hood of the gown has a loop that needs to be attached to a button on your blouse/shirt.

Gowns and mortar boards are black for all graduates excluding PhD graduates who wear grey gowns and bonnets. Hoods are silver grey and black in colour lined with red silk embossed with the University’s red rose logo.

Need help or advice? Please contact the Graduation Team.