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What happens on the day of Graduation?

by Rachel Measures. 0 Comments

Many of you are now booking tickets for this year’s Graduation ceremonies – how exciting! However, a few of you are probably starting to get nervous waiting to find out what happens on the day.

So here’s a little bit more information:

We usually recommend that students attend City Hall two hours before their ceremony starts to allow time for gowning, photography and for finding their seats in the Oval Hall.

During the ceremony, students will be taken from theirs seats to the stage all in correct time.

The ceremonies usually last between an hour and a half and two hours; all depending on how many students are graduating. Therefore, we ask that students leave two hours before booking meals or trains after the ceremony, though you may need to leave more time if you are returning your gown afterwards.

Take a look at our short guide to find out more about what happens on your graduation day, or take a look at the graduation website here.

You will also receive further more in-depth information with your tickets which will be posted to you one week before you ceremony.

If you have an overseas address your tickets will be available, on the day of your ceremony, from the information desk two hours before your ceremony start time.

As always – any questions please take a look at our website or if you need to speak to someone contact the Graduation Office on

The Graduation Team