Robe hire for Graduation Ceremonies


Robes will be collected from the Robing Marquee on the College Lane Campus. Please make sure you leave plenty of time to collect your robes from College Lane so you can enjoy the activities on the campus before travelling to St Albans Cathedral for your ceremony. You will return your robes at St Albans Cathedral after your ceremony.

Remember you must register to attend the Ceremony before you order your robes (gown, mortar board and hood). If you do hire robes and are not eligible to attend a ceremony, the cost of your robe hire will be refunded.

Wearing robes is not compulsory, but the majority of graduates choose to wear them as the Graduation Ceremony is a formal event.

We have a strict academic dress code and reserve the right to refuse anyone dressed inappropriately.

Pre-order your robes

Graduates who have registered for their ceremony can pre-order robes from our approved supplier, The Graduate Gowning Company (GGC).

To order you will need your:

  • Qualification
  • Ceremony date & time
  • Height
  • Chest measurement
  • Hat size
  • Payment details

Graduates should pre-order to avoid disappointment on the day as spare robes cannot be guaranteed and may be charged at a higher rate.

For any additional gown queries please contact The Graduate Gowning Company:

Which style of robe will I get?

The type of award you receive will determine the style of your robe. Take a look at our photo gallery below to get an idea of what you could wear at the Graduation Ceremony.

Robe Gallery

You should wear appropriate smart dress under your robe.