What to Expect on the Day

If you are a graduate

Please refer to the information under step 5 on the I want to attend a ceremony page.

If you are a guest

Guest entry opens approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, and closes 5 minutes before the ceremony is due to begin. No guests are permitted to enter after the ceremony begins, so it is important that you arrive on time.

If you are travelling to the campus with your graduate, please be aware that graduates are recommended to arrive on campus 90 minutes prior to the ceremony.

You will require a guest ticket for entry into the venue. Make sure that you have received your ticket from the graduate in advance, as graduates enter the ceremony much earlier than guests. Your ticket will be scanned as you enter.

The ceremony will run for approximately 60-75 minutes. Once the ceremony starts you will not be able to leave until the end (except in cases of emergency).

Accessible seating is available for guests who are in a wheelchair, or unable to sit in ordinary pew seating. Please see wheelchair and accessible seating information for further details.