New degrees and academic robes for SOAS, University of LondonOn the advice of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, SOAS was granted degree awarding powers by the Privy Council in 2011. This July’s ceremonies will see the first graduates with SOAS, University of London degrees dressed in new academic robes designed to reflect this significant achievement in the School’s history.
SOAS Graduation Hoods
SOAS Graduation Gowns
Ordering Your Gown
It is not compulsory to wear a gown for your ceremony, but nearly all SOAS graduands do.
Our supplier for graduation gowns is Ede & Ravenscroft.
Gowns should be ordered as soon as possible Gown Hire. When you enter their site and select the University before you can proceed to order your gown.
Collecting Your Gown
Gowns are collected and fitted on the day of your ceremony. Please allow ample time for collection as there will be many other graduands to be gowned. Gowning will take place in Jeffrey Hall, level one of the Institute of Education.
You must return your gown to Ede and Ravenscroft before you leave SOAS.
What to Wear
Most graduands and guests dress formally for graduation ceremonies, but SOAS does not impose a dress code. You are of course welcome to wear national dress.
It will be easiest to attach your hood if you wear a button-through blouse or shirt, otherwise, it is a good idea to bring some safety pins to secure it.
The stairs onto the stage are quite steep and you may wish to consider this when choosing footwear.