Ordering your gown

To make sure you look the part on your graduation day, order your academic dress in plenty of time and pick it up on the day of your ceremony.

If you wish to attend in person you must wear official University of Leeds academic dress which is provided by our supplier Ede and Ravenscroft. Our gowns are specific to our Institution and you will not be allowed entry if you decide to order from a different provider. 

How to hire a gown

When you register to attend your ceremony, we will send you a confirmation email within 5 working days. This will include an access code to enter the Ede and Ravenscroft website where you will be able to hire your gown.  

It is cheaper to order in advance before the 27 November when pre orders will close.  On the day orders will be subject to an extra charge.  

Contact Ede and Ravenscroft

Collecting your gown

Please collect your gown from the Parkinson Building.  We recommend you arrive 90 minutes before your ceremony start time. You can then return your gown to the same place after the ceremony.

What to wear under your gown

Graduation ceremonies are formal occasions, so please dress smartly. We recommend formal attire such as a dark suit or dress or other formal attire relating to your cultural tradition or national costume.  

Gown hire costs

All undergraduate awards (excludes integrated masters)

  • Online order: £45
  • On the day: £55

All postgraduate awards (includes integrated masters)

  • Online order: £51
  • On the day: £60

All doctoral awards

  • Online order: £58
  • On the day: £65