Gown and hood hire
All graduands must wear full academic dress for their ceremony. Gowns should be ordered from the university's approved suppliers www.williamnortham.com before Thursday 10 January 2019.
Gowns can be collected on the day of your ceremony from the sports hall in the Queen Elizabeth II Leisure Centre. Please remember to bring your order confirmation with you.
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Unless you have made arrangements to hire your gown for a longer period it should be returned on the day of your ceremony
What should I wear?
Graduands are expected to dress smartly (no jeans and trainers). As the hood is secured with a loop at the front, we advise female graduands to wear a jacket, dress or blouse with buttons. Male graduands can usually secure the hood under a tie. Those dressed inappropriately may not be admitted to the ceremony.
What should my guests wear?
Graduation ceremonies are formal events and guests normally dress in a manner appropriate to a formal occasion such as a wedding
Do I have to wear academic dress?
Yes. You will not be allowed to join the ceremony unless wearing full academic dress.
What does my gown and hood look like?
The colour of your gown and hood will depend upon the degree or diploma you have been awarded. Read our information about De Montfort University academic dress.
What if I fail my degree or my circumstances change but I have already ordered my gown?
Students who no longer require their gowns should inform William Northam in writing (Henry Crabb Road, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1SE) at least seven days before the date of the ceremony to obtain a full refund or to transfer your gown hire to the July 2019 or January 2020 ceremonies.