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.

Travel and parking

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 Building 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.