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Collecting Your Gown

Graduate in mortar board and red hood

The robes you order are available in City Hall prior to the ceremonies and must be returned there afterwards. 

Robes are available from 8.00am onwards, and must be returned by 6pm for the ceremonies on 15 and 19 July, and 7.30pm for the ceremonies on 16, 17 and 18 July. Arrangements can be made with Ede and Ravenscroft to retain your robes for the week.

Please ensure that you collect your registration card, which includes your seat number, along with your robe.

Attached inside your robe is a ticket showing your name and reference number. This ticket must not be removed under any circumstances as it is needed to register the return of the robe after the ceremony. Please inform one of the Ede and Ravenscroft staff in City Hall if it becomes detached.


"Wear something relatively cool - the gowns can be warm."

- 2010 Graduate

Dressing tips

For comfort and practicality it is recommended that you wear a top or shirt that buttons up to the neck, as this makes it easier to attach the hood over your gown.

You may also find a supply of safety pins useful.

If you have long hair, you may find it useful to bring some hair grips to assist in holding your cap in place.

"Ensure you arrive in plenty of time to collect your gown - the queues are often miles long!"

- 2010 Graduate

If you need an extra large or small gown please make sure you specify this when placing your order with Ede and Ravenscroft.

Ede & Ravenscroft website