Your graduation ceremony is a formal occasion and the dress code is therefore formal.

For women: a dark skirt/dress/trouser suit, white/dark blouse would be appropriate.

For men: a dark suit/trousers, white shirt, dark tie would be appropriate.

  • An academic gown and hood must be worn
  • Mortar boards are not part of Heriot-Watt University's academic dress and should not be worn during the ceremony
  • Smart/formal dark/black colours should be worn under the academic gown (with white or light shirts where appropriate).
  • Academic or regimental ties are permitted
  • National Dress may be worn
  • Sports Union winners are invited to wear their full Blue or Platinum medals during the ceremony
  • Jeans or other denim garments are not permitted
  • Trainers or other sportswear are not permitted