On the Day
Arriving at the venue
Q. When do I need to arrive at the Graduation ceremony?
A. You will be required to enter the auditorium 45 minutes before the start time of your ceremony. Students must allow sufficient time to robe and have any photographs taken before the ceremony.
Cap & Gown
Q. Where do I collect my cap & gown?
A. Information regarding time and place to collect your gown will be issued with your tickets.
Q. What do I need to have with me to collect my cap & gown?
A. When collecting your Academic Dress you will need the acknowledgement card sent to you from Ede & Ravenscroft.
Q. What if I have not booked my gown?
A. You will need to bring approximately £50.00 cash with you to hire the gown on the day.
Q. Will I be shown how to wear the cap & gown properly?
A. Ede & Ravenscroft staff will be on hand in the robing room to assist graduands and ensure they are dressed correctly. For comfort and practicality it is recommended that you wear a shirt or blouse as this makes it easier to attach the hood over your gown. You may like to bring hair clips to secure your cap.
Q. What do I do with my cap & gown after the ceremony?
A. You must return the cap and gown to Ede and Ravenscroft at the specified venue by the deadline given.
Q. How will I know what to do during the ceremony?
A. There will be a brief rehearsal before each ceremony is due to start. Please be assured that you will not go wrong during the ceremony, you will be guided throughout by marshals.
Q. What should I have with me during the ceremony?
A. Once you have been presented and admitted to your degree, you may not actually return to the same seat that you occupied at the start. Please therefore avoid carrying handbags, cameras etc. with you into the auditorium. Please leave such items with your guests.
Q. Can I leave as soon as I cross the stage?
A. No. Graduates are expected to remain in the auditorium throughout the ceremony.
Q. How long does the ceremony last?
A. The ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours.