Academic Dress Statement
Graduations are an important celebratory event, and our experience is they are much appreciated by our students and their guests.
Part of the celebration is for all those who are taking part in the ceremony to dress appropriately. Academic dress (consisting of robe, hood and hat which together we call a ‘gown’) is mandatory for those taking part in the ceremony. A student must wear a Canterbury Christ Church University gown appropriate to the level of qualification for which they are being presented, even if the student already holds a higher qualification. National dress may be worn.
Gowns can be hired via our preferred suppliers, Ede & Ravenscroft. It is important to note Ede & Ravenscroft require 3 weeks’ notice to hire a gown so order yours in plenty of time. You can source your gown from elsewhere but please note that a student arriving in inappropriate academic dress or not gowned will be unable to join the procession and will not be presented for their award during the ceremony.
Visit the Ede & Ravenscroft website if you wish to hire your graduation gown from Ede & Ravenscroft.