Regrettably our graduation venue has cancelled all events taking place between November 2020 – January 2021 due to uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic. We are currently reviewing other options including the potential for online ceremonies. Further updates and information will be provided here in due course.

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Graduation Gowns


Gown Hire

If you’re graduating with Arden University this year, you will be required to wear full academic dress for your ceremony. This will include a gown, mortar board and hood.

Your academic dress should be hired from Ede and Ravenscroft, who supply graduation wear for many of the world’s leading institutions. It is also possible to purchase academic dress from them, should you wish to.

Your graduation is a special day that you’ll look back on in years to come; it’s an opportunity to celebrate your success with friends and family, and take a moment to reflect how far you’ve come.

We recommended all graduates and their guests dress smartly on the day with suits, dresses or national costume. Smart, sensible shoes should also be worn.

Graduates, you may find it helpful to bring some hair clips/grips along on the day – they can help keep your mortar board in place!

Ede & Ravenscroft logo

When to Place Your Order

Once registration has opened, please book your academic dress as soon as possible. All academic dress must be booked no later than 21 days before the day of your graduation ceremony.
 

Hiring a Gown

Most students choose to hire their academic dress for the day. Hire orders are delivered directly to your graduation venue, allowing you to collect your academic dress on the morning of your ceremony.

You’ll wear your outfit for the duration of your ceremony and for your photography session, if you choose to purchase a photography package.

All academic dress must be returned by the end of the day.
 

Hiring a Gown with Extra Time

While it’s common to hire your gown for just one day, you can opt to hire one for an extra seven days costing an additional £20. This enables you to leave your graduation ceremony with your gown and keep it for one week. 

You will then be required to return the gown to Ede and Ravenscroft in the pre-paid bag provided. Instructions regarding the use of this bag are listed inside the bag and you must get proof of posting. Please be aware that you aren’t allowed to take your academic dress out of the UK.

Arden University graduate in gown and mortar board

Purchasing a Gown

If you choose to buy your own gown, your order will be delivered to your specified delivery address, and not directly to the ceremony. The dispatch time will be shown on your shopping basket when placing your order with Ede and Ravenscroft. Please make sure the date given for delivery is before the date of your graduation ceremony, or travel to your ceremony.
 

Ordering Online

Academic dress should be hired or purchased online through the Ede and Ravenscroft website

To be eligible for their online discount, you need to order your academic dress online before the deadline date (which is 21 days before your graduation ceremony).
 

Ordering by Phone

Academic dress can be hired or purchased by calling Ede and Ravenscroft on: 01223 861854. When placing your order with Ede and Ravenscroft, you will be asked to confirm your STU number, graduation venue and the date of your graduation ceremony. 

(Please note that you will not receive a discount if you order over the phone).
 

Collecting Your Gown

If you have hired you gown, you will collect this on the morning of the ceremony. Your academic dress collection point will be clearly signposted on the day.

Arden University graduates in their gowns

Gown hire and purchase costs - by Award

Award

Online Order Cost

Phone Order Cost

Purchase Cost

HNC, HND, UG Certificate and UG Diploma

£45

£50

Gown - Black £125 (Deluxe Polyester) or £160 (Russel Cord Wool/Cotton Mix)

Hood - Mid Green and Mid Grey - £65

Hat - Black - £43 (folding Skull) or £105 (Rigis Skull)

Postage and Packing - £15

Undergraduate Degrees

£45

£50

Gown - Black £125 (Deluxe Polyester) or £160 (Russel Cord Wool/Cotton Mix)

Hood - Mid Green and Mid Grey - £65

Hat - Black - £43 (folding Skull) or £105 (Rigis Skull)

Postage and Packing - £15

PG Certificate, PG Diploma

£51

£56

Gown - Black £135 (Deluxe Polyester) or £170 (Russel Cord Wool/Cotton Mix)

Hood - Mid Green and Mid Grey - £65

Hat - Black - £43 (folding Skull) or £105 (Rigis Skull)

Postage and Packing - £15

Postgraduate Degrees

£51

£56

Gown - Black £135 (Deluxe Polyester) or £170 (Russel Cord Wool/Cotton Mix)

Hood - Mid Green and Mid Grey - £65

Hat - Black - £43 (folding Skull) or £105 (Rigis Skull)

Postage and Packing - £15


Our Graduation Gowns

We’re pleased to share the official Arden University graduation gowns, colours and styles for your academic dress.

All our gowns are black and the hoods are distinctive to the award you are receiving.

 

Arden University HND and HNC graduation gown

Gown for HNC, HND, UG Certificate and UG Diploma

Arden University Undergraduate Degree graduation gown

Gown for
Undergraduate Degrees

Arden University PG Certificate graduation gown

Gown for PG Certificate
and PG Diploma

Arden University Postgraduate Degree graduation gown

Gown for
Postgraduate Degrees