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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 graduation ceremonies during December 2021.

Students who are eligible to graduate this winter have been sent an invitation to register to attend in early November.

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

You will also be able to book photography at the same time as hiring your gown.

Gown ordering will open for winter 2021 ceremonies on 13 November. You need to order your gown by 24 November 2021.

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 13 November, you will be able to follow a 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.

Graduation Attire

Hire or buy your gown


If you have any questions, please contact Graduation Attire.