Formal wear for graduation ceremonies

Male graduands

In addition to their academic dress (robe, hood and hat) male graduands usually wear a suit, shirt, tie and formal shoes. Alternatives to this may be worn for cultural and religious reasons, however casual wear is not deemed appropriate.

Please bear in mind that you will be climbing and descending a number of platform steps, so please wear sensible footwear.

Female graduands

In addition to their academic dress (robe, hood and hat) female graduands usually wear smart attire including dresses, skirts, trousers, blouses and shirts.  You may wish to wear a blouse or shirt with buttons down the front to help attach your academic hood, or a brooch if not.  Alternatives to this may be worn for cultural and religious reasons, however casual wear is not deemed appropriate.

Please bear in mind that you will be climbing and descending a number of platform steps, so please wear sensible footwear.