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The University of Southampton

Gowning, Photography, and Merchandise


Students being photographed

To graduate, you must wear the official University of Southampton academic dress. You can hire your Graduation gown ahead of your ceremony from Graduation Attire, the University’s official gown supplier.

When booking your gown online, Graduation Attire will provide you with the correct University gown and hood based on the award you are due to receive.

Please note, you must already be registered for Graduation to book your gown, and it can take up to 5 working days from your registration for gown booking to become available. You will be contacted by email once gown booking is available to you.

Book your gown


Bookings are now open for Graduation Photography. Photography sessions will be available to book between Wednesday 17 and Thursday 25 July 2024.

Photography locations

Be sure to allow appropriate time to travel between the photography location and your Graduation location when booking your session. Please do not book your photography session at the same time as your Graduation ceremony.

Book your photography

You can find a full list of photography products and prices on the Tempest Photography website.


Discover our full range of Graduation merchandise from Unigifts, including University hoodies and Hartley the Bear.

Available to purchase year-round, you can order Graduation merchandise at any time.

You can pay for your order online via the Online Store. Or you can make payment in person by visiting the main reception, next to The Student Hub, in Building 37 on Highfield Campus (09:00-17:00, Monday-Friday). Please note, we only accept card payments.

Visit the Online Store

SUSU also have merchandise available for you to purchase year-round. Visit The Locker or the SUSU online store to view their range of official University hoodies, t-shirts and hats, including a graduation bear. You can also try the vinyl printing service at The Locker to personalise your own Graduation merchandise. Find The Locker on Highfield campus, in Building 42.

Visit The Locker online store

December 2023

For any Graduates who attended Winter Graduation 2023, you can view and purchase your photos on the Tempest Photography website.

July 2023

For any Graduates who attended Summer Graduation 2023, you can view and purchase your photos on the Tempest Photography website.

July 2022

For any Graduates who attended Summer Graduation 2022, please contact Marstons Photography with questions regarding the purchase of photographs.

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