5.30pm ceremonies at Wilson Hall - Section contents
Graduation day running times are provided to ensure that your graduation day runs smoothly. Find out where to register and collect your regalia and when to arrive for your ceremony.
Graduand registration and regalia collection
You must register and collect your regalia on level 2 of Union House prior to entering the venue for your ceremony.
Arrival times are split dependent on the spelling of your family name:
- A-L: 2.30pm–3.30pm
- M-Z: 3.30pm–4.30pm
Photographers and merchandise stalls will be open during this period.
Photographers and merchandise stalls close
These services will closed for the duration of the ceremony. They will reopen after the ceremony.
Wilson Hall is opened to graduands and guests
All graduands and guests enter via the north entrance. As noted on the signs outside the building, graduands and guests enter via separate doors. Graduands and guests need to have a printed copy of their seat tickets ready to be scanned at the door.
PhD graduands to meet at Academic Robing Room
PhD graduands need to meet in the Old Quad 45 minutes prior to their ceremony for a mandatory pre-ceremony briefing by the marshals. You will then be placed into procession order, ready to process into the venue.
Final time for graduands to be seated
Please aim to be early: it is essential that you are in your allocated seat by this time or you will be excluded from the ceremony.
All guests must be seated
The ceremony will run for approximately 1.5 hours.
All new graduates and their guests are invited to celebrate the graduation with light refreshments in the marquee on South Lawn (duration 1 hour).
All hired regalia to be returned
Hired regalia should be returned to the location from which it was collected (Level 2, Union House).