Wearing a gown is a symbol of your joining the community of scholars. You first wear a gown for Matriculation on Tuesday 10 October. You will also need a gown for other formal occasions, to attend Formal Hall and for your graduation. It may be possible to hire, borrow or purchase gowns, subject to availability, for such occasions from the Graduate Union. Many new graduate students opt to have a gown of their own. It is important to wear the correct gown. Guidance regarding gowns can be found here. New gowns may be purchased through outfitters in the city (approximate cost £95 for a BA gown or £110 for an MA gown). However, it is possible to purchase good quality ex-rental BA, MA, BA status and MA status gowns through the College, at a reduced price of £47, by completing this order form. Gowns are supplied on a strictly first-come, first-served basis, as supplies are limited. Gowns ordered by Wednesday 27 September are to be collected from Ryder & Amies between Friday 6 October and Monday 9 October (inclusive) during their hours of business. Please click here for directions.