Graduation Checklist

Prepare for your graduation

Task Deadline
Register to confirm if you wish to graduate in person or in absentia 31 October 2018
Apply for additional tickets, if there are any available Week commencing 26 November 2018
All debts to the University must be cleared 14 December 2018
Order your robes from Ede & Ravenscroft 18 December 2018
Download your eTickets containing seat numbers for you and your guests 3 January 2019
Ensure you've read the 'Your Graduation' pages (coming soon) for detailed instructions about the ceremony Day before your ceremony

On the day

Task Deadline
Ensure you have downloaded your eTickets showing your seat numbers.  You can either print the tickets out, or show them on a mobile device, but you will not be able to gain entry without them. 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.  Please note Ede & Ravenscroft do not allow robes to be pinned. Before you leave home
Check with the Highways Agency for advice regarding traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads Before you leave home
Plan to arrive on campus approximately 90 minutes prior to the start time of your ceremony Ceremony start time minus 90 minutes
Collect your robe from Uni Central, Level 4, Union of Students Building Robing timetable
Have photographs taken Opening times
Arrive at the Octagon Centre, clear security and take your seat Ceremony time minus 45 minutes
Registration commences Ceremony time minus 40 minutes
Doors 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 re-allocated Ceremony start time minus 10 minutes
Ceremony commences Given ceremony start time
Ceremony ends Ceremonies are approximately 90 minutes long
Visit the Alumni Relations stand and collect your free goodie bag, mug and graduate guide Open 8am - 5pm
Have photographs taken if you did not do this prior to your ceremony Open until 5.30pm
Return your robes to Uni Central 5.45pm