J Wippell and Company are the official gown suppliers for Plymouth University.
All gowns should either be hired or purchased from J Wippell and Company and not from any other supplier.
Unfortunately we are aware of a scam involving a company falsely claiming to offer a gowning service and taking payment but not providing the gown(s). This company were advertising on Facebook.
What is academic dress?
Full and appropriate academic dress comprising gown, hood and hat (normally a mortar board) must be worn by graduands. Graduands cannot be presented at the ceremony unless appropriately gowned.
Plymouth University gowns and hats are a terracotta colour for Research/Doctorate degrees and black for all other awards. Hoods are terracotta, dark blue and black.
The ceremonies are formal occasions and we recommend that candidates should dress smartly. We welcome national dress for international students and military uniforms are also acceptable. Jeans, T-shirts and other casual attire are not considered appropriate for graduation ceremonies.