The big day
An overview of how your ceremony will pan out for you and your guests.
We recommend that you arrive around two hours before your ceremony is due to start, so it's best to plan your travel and parking in advance.
Please do not attend your ceremony if you (or your guests) have Covid or flu-like symptoms.
Get your tickets
Tickets for your guests can be collected from the Spring Lane Building by showing your photo ID. (Your guests can't collect their tickets themselves). Ticketed seats will be allocated either in Central Hall itself, or in our Live Screening Room.
Get your gown
Once you've arrived, you can collect your gown from Hendrix Hall before your ceremony begins. Return it to the Exhibition Centre (P/L/002) at the end of the day.
Take your seats
We'll ask you to be in your allocated seat in Central Hall around 45 minutes before your ceremony begins, so make sure to allow for plenty of time for gown and ticket collection beforehand.
Each ceremony lasts around one and a quarter hours depending on graduand numbers.
Get some snaps
Our official graduation photographers will be based in the Spring lane, and offer a range of packages for graduands and guests.
Get some food
A selection of campus outlets will be serving food and drink throughout our graduation days.
On-site stewards and our information desk in the Spring Lane will be able to suggest nearby facilities.
Strut your stuff
Each graduand will be called onto the stage to receive their congratulations from the Vice-Chancellor. Doff your cap, rather than shaking hands.
We may confer an honorary degree on a distinguished person during your ceremony.
Post ceremony drinks, canapés and music
Come along and celebrate your success with your friends and family at the complimentary reception being held in the Exhibition Centre. Bar facilities will be available.
Get some rest
You made it! Once the day is over, it's time to think ahead to your next big step as a UoY alum.