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Graduation Itinerary and Timings

We suggest that all students and guests should arrive two hours before the start time of their ceremony. This is to ensure plenty of time to complete all activities prior to the start of the ceremony itself, we wouldn’t want anyone to be too rushed on such a special occasion.

Arrive at Waterside

Gown Collection

Students can collect their gowns from the Ground Floor of the Creative Hub at Waterside Campus.

Ceremony Time

Gown Collection Times

10:45 am 8 am – 9:45 am
2:30 pm 11 am – 1:30 pm
5:30 pm 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Gowns must be returned to the ground floor of the Creative Hub by one of the following times:

  • 6 pm for graduations taking place on a Saturday
  • 8 pm on graduations taking place on a Sunday

Photography

Graduates can have their photo taken from the First Floor of the Creative Hub at Waterside Campus.

Ceremony Time

Photography Times

10:45 am 8 am – 9:45 am
2:30 pm 11 am – 1:30 pm
5:30 pm 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Photography will close for the day by the following times:

  • 5:30 pm on graduations taking place on a Saturday
  • 7:30 pm on graduations taking place on a Sunday

At the Royal and Derngate Theatre

Registration

Graduates can register for their award ceremony in the Royal and Derngate Threatre Foyer from the following times:

Ceremony Time

Registration Times

10:45 am 9:15 am – 10:15 am
2:30 pm 1 pm – 2 pm
5:30 pm 4 pm – 5 pm

Ceremony Seating and Times

Students and their guests must be seated by the specified time. Each ceremony lasts approximately an hour, as outlined in the table below.

Ceremony Time

Final Seating Time

Ceremony Start

Ceremony End

10:45 am 10:30 am 10:45 am 11:45 am
2:30 pm 2:15 pm 2:30 pm 3:30 pm
5:30 pm 5:15 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Refreshment, Stalls, and Information

Why not visit Waterside Place and enjoy the various food and stalls on offer during the day!

Refreshment Options on Campus

Waterside Place, Creative and Learning Hub, Waterside Campus.

  • Market Cafe: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Waterside Bar and Restaurant: 10 am – 5 pm (8 pm on Sunday).
  • Other pop-up stalls with a variety of food options will also be available throughout the day.

Stalls and Information Stands on Campus

Various information stalls including the Academic Partnership Office, Alumni, Merchandising, Students’ Union, UniTemps, and Changemaker Hub will be available in the Creative Hub.

  • 8:30 am – 4:40 pm for graduations taking place on a Saturday
  • 8:30 am – 7  pm for graduations taking place on a Sunday

 

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