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Hiring or buying a graduation gown

How to hire or buy your graduation gown for your award ceremony.

Graduation and your gown

We will be holding in-person graduation ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 graduates in May, June and July 2022 and in July 2022 for 2022 graduates.

Those who are eligible to graduate will receive an invitation email in March (2020 and 2021 graduates) and April (2022 graduates).

Once you have registered to attend your ceremony using the link in the email you will need to order your gown through our supplier Graduation Attire.

You will need your student registration number to book your gown which you will find on your University library card and your invitation email.

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

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.

Your gown will be available to collect on the day of your ceremony. The exact city centre venue will be confirmed over email nearer the date of the ceremony.

For more information on what to do on the day of your ceremony please visit the 'what to do on the day of your graduation ceremony' page.

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.

Details of University academic dress to be worn at University of Bath award ceremonies and similar events can be found on our official academic dress page.

How to hire or buy your gown

Gown booking is now open. 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 will find on your University library card and your invitation email.

Gowns for members of staff

Places in the academic processions are limited for 2022. Heads of Departments have been asked to nominate staff to take part.

If you are taking part in a procession you will be contacted directly with details of how to book your gown.

Hire your gown from Graduation Attire

Hire your gown


If you have any questions, please contact Graduation Attire.