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Ordering your academic dress

What to wear

Your ceremony is a formal event and you should dress appropriately in smart clothing with suitable footwear. We welcome graduands and guests wearing national or military dress.

We recommend that you wear smart clothing with front-facing buttons so that you can loop your hood onto your clothing. If this is not possible, there will be plenty of pins available. 


You must wear academic dress which includes a robe, hood, and hat to enter the ceremonial halls and participate in the ceremony.

Please order your robe, hood and hat from our robe suppliers using the link below.

Wippell Robe Suppliers
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