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Graduation gowns

How to hire or buy your graduation gown.

Graduation and your gown

We are doing everything we can to hold in-person, Covid-secure, graduation ceremonies during July 2021.

Both students who are eligible to graduate this summer and students who graduated in 2020 have been sent an invitation to register to attend.

Once you have registered to attend your ceremony you will need to order your gown through our supplier Graduation Attire.

Gown ordering will open for summer 2021 ceremonies on 21 May. You need to order your gown by 7 June 2021 as it will be sent out to you at home in advance of the ceremonies.

If you decide not to attend a graduation ceremony, Graduation Attire can still provide you with a gown to wear at your own celebrations. Please follow the guidance in the section 'How to hire or buy your gown' below.

Our approved supplier

Graduation Attire is part of the Evess group of companies which also provides garments for the legal profession and the clergy.

The University and the Students' Union jointly approved the company as a supplier because it offers good value for money, and, with gowns made from recycled plastic fibre, it's committed to using sustainable products with a positive environmental impact.

How to hire or buy your gown

From 21 May, follow the link at the bottom of this page to order your gown from Graduation Attire. On the opening web page you'll be asked to select your University. Next, you’ll be taken through the steps to hire or buy your gown, which will include a calculation of the shipping costs to a UK or international address.

You might need to have a tape measure ready, as you'll be asked to provide measurements (for example, your height and head circumference) and you'll also need your student registration number, which you should be able to find on your library card or in SAMIS.

Gowns for members of staff

If you're a member of staff, you'll be contacted separately regarding the arrangements for gowns in the run-up to graduation, but if you have any questions about gown hire, please contact Gemma Noyce.

More information about academic dress

Details of University academic dress to be worn at University of Bath award ceremonies and similar events can be found in our guide Official academic dress.


If you have any questions, please contact us.