GOWN SALES AND HIRE

 

Due to Covid-19, students who have rented a gown from the Graduate Union can return their gown by post whilst the SU building is closed. Please ensure you have completed and enclosed the Gown Return Form within your parcel so we can process the return of your deposit money accordingly.

Please note that students will have until 31st December 2020 to return their gown and will not be subject to late fees. Alternatively, students may choose to keep their rental gown and forfeit their deposit. All questions relating to gown hire should be directed to info@cambridgesu.co.uk.

PLEASE NOTE, GOWN SALE AND RENTAL IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AS THE SU BUILDING AT 17 MILL LANE HAS BEEN CLOSED. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

 

Gown guide

The style of gown you require is determined by your age and level of study. To find out which type and size of gown you need, please consult our gown guide. To buy, hire or sell a gown, visit the SU building during opening hours. Please note that we are unable to reserve gowns in advance so to secure your order in advance, we recommend using our click and collect service. 

 

                        Photo of four people walking, wearing Cambridge ceremonial gowns

 

Buying a gown

We sell new BA/BA status and MA/MA status gowns for postgraduate students. These sustainable gowns are made using recycled plastic within a carbon-neutral production line and we're proud to offer this unique product to Cambridge students. All of our gowns are available for click and collect purchase online or you can visit the SU building to buy your gown for £50. We accepted both cash and card payments for in-person sales and our friendly team will be able to fit you with the correct size gown. Visit the Gown shop here.

 

Hiring a gown

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this service is currently not available.

Cambridge SU has a second-hand gown hire service offering BA/BA status and MA/MA status gowns on a weekly or academic year rental term. To hire a gown, you will need to pay a £40 refundable deposit alongside the rental charge. Weekly gown hire is charged at £5 per week required and yearly hire is priced at £15 for the academic year to the 31st July. We also keep limited stock for MPhil, MEng, MMath and MSci gowns so please call 01223 333313 to enquire about stock levels if you are interested in these product lines.

Please note, your deposit may be retained if your rental gown has been damaged or is not returned by the agreed date.

 

Selling a gown

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this service is currently not available.

We occasionally buy second-hand BA, BA status, MA, MA status, MPhil, MEng, MMath and MSci gowns in good condition for £20 to restock our gown hire service (Please note, we do not currently buy undergraduate gowns). Dedicated gown sale weeks will be in place throughout the year to allow you to sell your gown and we encourage students to get involved to prevent these items from entering landfill. Gown sale events will be publicised through SU communications so do look out for upcoming events!