Gowning image for Graduation pages


Please ensure you book your gown well in advance of your graduation date by visiting the gowning website. This can be hired or bought from William Northam, the University academic gown hire company. You will collect your gown on the day of your ceremony.

The deadline to book your gown is Wednesday 10th January 2018

The link to hire your gown is below:

Mortarboard and gownhire

The dress code for the ceremony is smart. Remember that academic gowns do not hide what is worn underneath, so what you wear will be very visible to the entire congregation. Gowns are also more difficult to wear over very casual clothes as they do not ‘sit’ well on the shoulders. Buttoned shirts are helpful for securing your gown hood and jackets help keep the gown in place. Your gown will slip if worn over silky fabric and very low‐cut tops leave you with no means of keeping the hood in place. Please avoid jeans, trainers, casual sandals, open‐necked shirts, T‐shirts and shorts as they are inappropriate for a formal graduation ceremony.

Finally, remember you will have to wear a mortar board, so take care that your hair style will allow you to do so.

Please note: It is a requirement that all graduands attending their graduation ceremony wear the appropriate University of Lincoln academic dress.