Academic dress is mandatory at UCL graduation ceremonies and is made up of a robe, hood and hat. The colour and style of these items depend on your qualification and awarding institution. The online order service provides the opportunity to see exactly what you will be wearing once you have provided the relevant details.
It is your responsibility to order your own academic dress. UCL's recommended supplier is J. Wippell & Co Ltd.
The online order system for robes will open on Friday 17 May 2013 once all ceremony dates have been confirmed.
Robe Hire Deadlines
If you are attending the graduation ceremonies on 04 July 2013 please order your robe online by 17 June 2013.
If you are attending the graduation ceremonies in August/September 2013 please order your robe online by 19 August 2013.
The academic dress you wear depends on your qualification and the institution making the award. Although UCL received awarding powers in 2005 there are still some students who will receive a University of London award. You can check your awarding institution on your PORTICO record.
Staff Robe Hire (Outside of Graduation Ceremony Period)
If you are a member of academic staff who requires robe hire for an event other than the graduation ceremonies you will need to contact J. Wippell & Co Ltd directly arrange for a private hire by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01392 254234.