Graduation checklist

Refer to this checklist to ensure you are fully prepared in the run up to your graduation and on the day itself.

Graduands looking in programme

Prepare for your graduation

Task Deadline
Register to confirm if you wish to graduate in person or in absentia TBC
Apply for additional tickets, if there are any available TBC
Ensure the name pronunciation form has been completed (if relevant) TBC
All debts to the University must be cleared TBC
Ensure you have read all information on visas (if applicable) TBC
Order your robes from Ede & Ravenscroft TBC
Download your e-tickets containing seat numbers for you and your guests TBC
Ensure you've read the 'graduands instructions' for detailed instructions about the ceremony Day before your ceremony

On the day

Task Deadline
Ensure you have downloaded your e-tickets showing your seat numbers. You can either print the tickets out or show them on a mobile device Before you leave home
Ensure you have a copy of your robe order confirmation Before you leave home
If you have pre-paid for photographs, ensure you have a copy of your order confirmation Before you leave home
Bring a supply of hair grips if you wish to secure your hat Before you leave home
Check with the Highways Agency for advice regarding traffic disruption on motorways Before you leave home
Plan to arrive on campus absolutely no later than 90 minutes prior to the start time of your ceremony 90 minutes before ceremony start time
Collect your robe from Uni Central, Level 4, Students' Union Robing timetable
Have photographs taken


Arrive at the Octagon Centre, clear security and take your seat Doors to the hall open 45 minutes prior to ceremony start time
Registration in the hall commences 45 minutes before ceremony
Doors to the hall will be closed. Any graduands not seated will be marked as absent and removed from the presentation list. Any guest seats not taken will be reallocated 10 minutes before ceremony
Ceremony commences Given ceremony start time
Ceremony ends Ceremonies are approximately 90 minutes long
Have photographs taken if you did not do this prior to your ceremony


Return your robes to Uni Central TBC
Visit the Alumni Relations stand and collect your free goodie bag, mug and graduate guide Times to be confirmed

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