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Ordering and prices

Your academic dress can be hired or purchased from Ede and Ravenscroft. They will be able to supply you with the appropriate hat, hood and gown for your graduation ceremony.

The deadline for ordering your gown is Friday 28 June 2019.

Orders need to be made through the Ede and Ravenscoft website where you will also be able to place an order for your official graduation photograph.

Selecting the right gown

Your gown colours and hood will depend on your degree. This information can also be found in your graduation invitation.

Choosing your hat

If you are unsure of your hat size, measure the circumference of your head one inch above the eyebrow level and record the measurement in inches or centimetres. You will need this information when placing your order.

2019 prices and refund policy

Daily hire

Guide daily prices for the hiring of academic dress are shown below. Please visit the Ede and Ravenscoft website for actual costs.

AwardPrice per day
Bachelor (ie, first degrees)£45
All Masters, MPhils, etc£51
All Doctorates£58

Extended hire

You can hire your academic dress for up to seven days, to allow you to take the robes home for extra photograph opportunities.

AwardPrice per day
Bachelors, Masters & MPhils£20
All Doctorates£25

Please ensure that you obtain a pre-paid returns bag when you collect your gown. If you keep your academic dress for longer than seven days you will be liable for an extra charge.

Robes cannot be taken out of the UK.

Confirmation of actual prices, along with terms and conditions of hire, can be found on the Ede and Ravenscoft website.


If you are unable to attend graduation, you can obtain a refund by notifying Ede and Ravenscroft in writing seven days before your ceremony date. They will refund your charge, less £1.50 to cover administrative costs.

The process for claiming a refund can be found on the Ede and Ravenscoft website.

Gown purchase

In addition to hiring academic dress out to students, Ede and Ravenscroft also offer gowns for you to purchase. Further information can be found on their website.

Please note: We have been notified of at least one company falsely claiming to offer a gowning service for the Cardiff University’s graduation ceremonies. Please be aware that Ede & Ravenscroft are our sole suppliers of academic dress for these events.