The academic dress proper to the award must be worn by all candidates, and it may be either bought or hired from the University robemakers:
Gray & Son Robemakers (Durham) Limited
Address: 4 Neville Street, Durham, DH1 4EY
Tel: 0191 386 4168
Fax: 0191 386 0689
Please reserve your academic dress for your ceremony in advance by completing the paper gown hire form (and returning it to Gray and Son of Durham, not the University) or by filling in the online form at Grays of Durham website, no later than 30 June 2013. If you do not wish to pay in advance, you may pay on the day, but by cash only. If you are paying by this method, please state this on the gown hire form when you return it.
The hire charges are as follows:
The Robemakers will bring all academic dress to the University on the day of the ceremony, where they will be available for collection from 8.00am to 5.00pm every day of the congregation period. Gowns should be returned to the point of collection by 7.30pm on the day of your ceremony.
Please note that most academic dress at Newcastle University does not include a mortar board, by tradition. However, if you wish to wear a mortar board whilst you are having your official photographs taken, the photographers will be able to provide you with one.
Students are advised to dress smartly for the occasion; for example, a dark suit or trousers/skirt and a light coloured shirt or blouse.