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This is your chance to wear full ‘academic dress’, this means the cap, gown and hood. You can hire your gown from Ede & Ravenscroft.

The type of gown, hood and hat depends on the qualification you're being awarded.

To hire your gown, visit the Ede & Ravenscroft website. Enter ‘St George’s’ into the search bar and then select ‘St George’s, University of London’ in the drop-down box. You will need to enter your student number (eg, m, p, k, hp1234567), your surname and your email address. Please note the letter in the student ID field should be lowercase. You can also call them to hire your gown, but this will incur an additional charge.

Please call +44 (0) 1223 861854 if you would like to hire the gown over the phone or have any other queries about the gown.

There may be a limited number of gowns available to hire on the day, but the correct size and type of gown is not guaranteed.

Graduations are a celebratory but formal occasion. We encourage you to dress as smart as possible underneath your gown. A shirt or blouse may help you fasten your hood in place, alternatively you can bring a safety pin. If you would prefer to wear military uniform or your national dress, please get in touch.

Top tip: it is July and it might be hot! Please bare this in mind when choose what to wear underneath your gown.

Degree Awarding Powers

Any students enrolled before 1 September 2012 will be able to choose what award they receive, St George’s University of London or University of London. If you are eligible to choose you will be sent an email with more information. It is important to note if you do choose be awarded with a University of London degree, your gown will be different and we will need to ensure that you are wearing the correct gown.

For more information, please read our frequently asked questions.

Cancellation and Refunds

You may cancel your order within 14 days after the date you are sent your order confirmation (unless the ceremony takes place during this time) and no administration fee will be charged.  If you cancel your order more than 7 days before your ceremony, then you may be changed an administration fee.

More information can be found on the Ede & Ravenscroft website.


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