Order your robe
Graduands must order robes for Summer Congregation in advance and by 11 June 2013:
Gray & Son Robemakers (Durham) Ltd
- Address: 4 Neville Street, Durham, DH1 4EY
- Tel: +44  191 386 4168
- Fax: +44  191 386 0689
- Email: email@example.com
Robe regulation and design
Students attending Congregation must wear the correct robe (gown and hood) appropriate to the programme of study in accordance with University Regulations. Details on the colour and design of academic dress is described in the University Calendar. Please note artificial fur is used on all hoods. Mortar boards are not worn at ceremonies although they will be available at the photography studios.
Collection of robes
Pre-ordered robes will be available for collection on the day of ceremony from the Pemberton Building on Palace Green. Please note that the University reserves the right to withhold parchments from any student that fails to return their robes.
What to wear
Students are recommended to wear smart clothing beneath robes, either skirts or trousers are acceptable. Clothing with buttons down the front, such as blouses and shirts, are highly recommended to secure the hood which drapes over the shoulders. You are advised to wear appropriate footwear as you will process across cobblestones and walk up and down 2 steps at the stage during the ceremony.
Graduands are advised not to bring bags and keep personal belongings to a minimum which should be left with your guests or in the robing area, noting that the security of items in this area cannot be guaranteed.
Purchase of Robes
Graduands wishing to purchase robes are advised to contact Gray & Son Robemakers (Durham) Ltd.