Welcome to the graduation information pages. Graduation is a chance to celebrate all that you have achieved throughout your University life with your family, friends and staff, and we hope you have an enjoyable day.
The main information you need to make your graduation day a success can be accessed by clicking on the individual tabs below but you can also use the hyperlinks on the left of the page to find out what will happen and when, before, during and after your graduation day. Please note that if you are viewing these pages from a mobile, you will need to use the menu indicated by the three horizontal lines in the top righthand corner, to access the hyperlinks.
In addition, please note the key dates for the forthcoming ceremonies.
July 2016 graduation: key dates
|9 March||Invitations issued via your 'My Details' account|
Deadline for booking your place at your ceremony and ordering guest tickets
Additional guest tickets released (subject to availability)
Deadline for ordering and paying for your academic dress (gown, hood and hat)
|28 June||Live link tickets released|
The timetable for July is available at http://www.hud.ac.uk/graduation/timetable-july/.
For more detailed information on the booking process, including downloadable screenshots to help guide you through the process, please see More information on booking.
Booking will open at 10am on 9 March and will close at 11.55pm on 27 April and it is not possible to book at any other time. If you miss the deadline to book, your place and that of your guests can no longer be guaranteed and applications to attend will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on what space is available.
To book your place, log into your My Details account and open your ceremony intray message.
For more detailed information on guest tickets, including the types of ID required, please see guest tickets.
You may apply for up to two guests tickets in the graduation ceremony venue when you book your place. Guest tickets are free of charge but are only guaranteed if ordered before 11.55pm on 27 April 2016.
The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies will be available via a live video stream to lecture theatres on campus; it does not allow guests to watch via their own computers from other locations.
For more information on hiring your robes, please see academic dress hire
For more detailed information on guest tickets, please see Guest Tickets
At this stage, it is very unlikely that there will be any additional guest tickets available for St Paul's Hall.
To ensure that ceremonies are fully utilised, they are oversubscribed at the invitation stage to take into account students who do not pass or choose not to attend. Therefore, depending on pass and attendance rates, some ceremonies may have additional tickets available and other ceremonies will not.
Any spare tickets for the main venue will be released on a first-come-first-served basis from 9am on Thursday 23 June until 11.55pn Sunday 26 June via the online store. An email confirming the date and time of release will be issued nearer the time. Tickets are free of charge.
The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies will be available via a live stream to lecture theatres on campus. It does not allow guests to watch via their own computers from other locations. Video link tickets will be released on a first-come-first-served basis at 9am on Tuesday 28 June until 11.55pm Wednesday 29 June via the online store.
For details of the photography service offered on campus by Success Photography, including the free download of your award being conferred on stage, please see photography
For the on the day schedule, please see arrival times (when available).
The ceremonies will take place from Monday 11 to Friday 22 July 2016. Click on the tabs above for information on how to book your place, gown and photography.
Click here to access the ceremony timetable when available at the end of January 2016.
The booking process will open on 9 March and you must book your place and order your guest tickets before Wednesday 27 April 2016.
The November ceremonies take place between the 14-17 November 2016. Click on the tabs above for information on how to book your place, gown and photography. The booking process will open on 21 September and you must book your place before 11 October 2016. The timetable will be published in mid-August 2016.
The provisional dates of the future graduation ceremonies are:
Monday 10 - Friday 21 July 2017
Monday 13 - Tuesday 16 November 2017
Monday 9 - Friday 20 July 2018
Monday 12 - Thursday 15 November 2018
However, please note that it is still possible for these dates to change. Full timetables are published in January (for the July ceremonies) and August (for the November ceremonies) each year.
We welcome your feedback and issue all attending students with an online survey in the weeks following the ceremonies. Your comments will be used to review our arrangements and help implement improvements to subsequent ceremonies.