Wearing an academic gown is a symbol of your joining the community of scholars. You first wear a gown for Matriculation on Tuesday 2 October. You will also need a gown for other formal occasions, to attend Formal Hall and for your graduation. The College will purchase a new gown for you at a reduced rate of £38.00, which will be charged to your College bill. However, if you wish to purchase your own gown and opt out of this scheme, please contact the Tutorial and Admissions Office by Friday 31 August to prevent this cost being charged to your College bill. Gowns are to be collected from the Tutorial and Admissions Office, located on B staircase, on Tuesday 2 October between 8.00 am and 12.00 noon.