Congregations

Corporate Events Graduation Ceremonies


Gown hire

DEADLINE: tbc

Information on the hire of academic dress

You need to know:

  • your height (from your neck to the bottom of your ankle)

  • your head size (circumference round your head, approximately 2cm above your ears)

  • your faculty (Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences)

  • your award level (undergraduate, postgraduate)

If you do not order your gown before the deadline, the Graduate Gowning Company may be able to accommodate you on the day. If the Graduate Gowning Co. cannot supply you with a gown, you will not be able to graduate.


What hood should I order?

The University of Kent has a number of different academic hoods and gowns dependent upon your level of award and the awarding faculty. Please refer to the table below to find the correct academic robes for your course to order through the Graduate Gowning Company. Please note you will not be able to order your gown until you have received your official invitation at the begining of March.

Undergraduates

Faculty Bachelor's Degree Undergraduate Master's Degree
Sciences You will wear a black gown, a hood with a grey outer section and blue inner section and a black mortar board.   You will wear a black gown, a hood with a grey outer section and gold & blue inner section and a black mortar board.  
Social Sciences  You will wear a black gown, a hood with a grey outer section and grey inner section and a black mortar board. You will wear a black gown, a hood with a grey outer section and gold & grey inner section and a black mortar board.
Humanities You will wear a black gown, a hood with a grey outer section and yellow inner section and a black mortar board. You will wear a black gown, a hood with a grey outer section and gold & yellow inner section and a black mortar board.

Postgraduates

Faculty Master's Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Sciences You will wear a black gown, a hood with a gold outer section and blue inner section and a black mortar board. You will wear a black gown with maroon facings, a hood with a maroon outer section and blue inner section and a Tudor bonnet.
Social Sciences  You will wear a black gown, a hood with a gold outer section and grey inner section and a black mortar board. You will wear a black gown with maroon facings, a hood with a maroon outer section and grey inner section and a Tudor bonnet.
Humanities You will wear a black gown, a hood with a gold outer section and yellow inner section and a black mortar board. You will wear a black gown with maroon facings, a hood with a maroon outer section and yellow inner section and a Tudor bonnet.

What should I wear on the day?

All students should dress smartly for the formal occasion of their graduation. Students are very welcome to wear national dress. Students will not be permitted to graduate in jeans, shorts, sportswear, or trainers. It is suggested that students and their guests wear shoes that they are comfortable wearing for long periods of time both walking to and from the venues and standing waiting to enter the cathedrals. 


Corporate Events Office

Room 1, Rutherford Annexe, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 824347

Last Updated: 03/08/2018