Academical dress

Those graduating wear formal clothes, following the strict dress code, with the correct gown and hood. There are many different kinds of gowns and hoods, representing the various degrees. The correct combination depends also on whether or not the graduand already has a Cambridge degree.

The dress code for the ceremony is very strict so please read it carefully. It is possible that someone who is incorrectly dressed will not be allowed to graduate. Please note that national dress is only permitted with prior permission from the University Proctors. If you wish to wear national dress please contact the Tutorial Office when booking your graduation on

If you intend to hire any article of academical dress, you are advised to arrange this with one of the local outfitters as soon as your graduation date has been confirmed. They will advise you of the correct academical dress for your graduation.

Ede & Ravenscroft
Ryder & Amies