You will need to hire the appropriate academic robe from Ede & Ravenscroft and wear smart attire.
The ceremonies are formal occasions and graduands are advised to dress appropriately. We welcome national dress for international students and military uniforms are also acceptable.
We would also recommend that you wear shoes in which you will feel comfortable climbing up/down steps and walking across a large stage.
It is advisable to bring some safety pins for your gown and hairgrips may be useful for your hat.
Please note that if you wear a turban, then this will exempt you from wearing an official graduation cap. If you wear a headscarf then the graduation cap will go over the top (please measure over your headscarf for your hat size).
There is no dress code for guests, however we do recommend smart attire.
We strongly advise booking your academic robes in advance of your ceremony. Robes hired on graduation day will cost you more. Robes can be collected from room G63 at Aston University on graduation day. Signs will be displayed and there will be helpers to point you in the right direction. You should collect you gown at least two hours before your ceremony:
Robes can be collected from the following times:
08:00 for morning ceremonies (10:30).
11:00 for afternoon ceremony (13:30).
14:00 for afternoon ceremony (16:30)
You must be robed before proceeding to Checkpoint at the Town Hall Birmingham.
Your robes will need to be returned to G63 by 19:00 on the same day.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR ROBES FROM ASTON UNIVERSITY BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE TOWN HALL BIRMINGHAM.