When to put the academic dress on? Watch
Graduated first class honours and now I am studying at the University of Leeds.
However, the graduation ceremony for my bachelor's degree is in November and I have a question.
When should I be putting the academic dress on? At home and drive to the university or is it the custom to just bring it and put it on at arrival?
I do not want to look silly by arriving there with the academic dress on if that is not the way it is done, but also do not want to look silly not wearing it if you are supposed to arrive there wearing it.
Student life, in partnership with UEA
You should find out what the process is at your university, it differs per uni but usually you pick it up there.
At my undergrad uni it was traditional to go out of the venue afterwards and take some informal group snaps and selfies with mates at some landmarks a few minutes' walk from the ceremony venue, but there was no obligation to do that. Even if you decided to do it, there were plenty of others doing the same, so there was safety in numbers.