Important things you need to know
What is a graduand?
The term graduand refers to anyone who is about to receive an academic degree. Once a graduand has been presented to the Principal, they become a graduate.
You must have cleared any academic debts with the College or University of London (such as tuition fees) by Friday 10 June 2016 or you will not be able to take part in graduation.
Registration, gown hire, photography, additional ticket sales (subject to availability) and the cloakroom will be in the Windsor Building.
Graduation ceremonies take place in the Chapel. Guests in the Picture Gallery will be able to watch using a live relay on screens set up in the Gallery.
Graduands must assemble in the Windsor Building Auditorium to be arranged in order of presentation before the start of the ceremony.
Attendance and Tickets
You must confirm your attendance and book your ticket online.
The Student Registration & Ticket Booking Site will open on the 14 March. You will initially be able to book up to two complimentary guest tickets. These tickets are not guaranteed and are available on a first come, first served basis.
After the 29 May, any remaining tickets will be sold online during a second booking period. Additional tickets will cost £18 each. Please refer to our ticket page and Graduation Policy for further information.
As part of the registration and booking process you will be asked to confirm whether you will be bringing a child under the age of five to your ceremony. Pushchairs and buggies are not permitted in the venues.
Graduation ceremonies are formal in nature and young children may become restless or unsettled during the ceremony. To avoid any disruption to the ceremony, guests with very young children will be asked to sit near the exit so they can easily leave the venue if they need to do so.
- Children under five years of age do not require a guest ticket but must be seated on an adults lap in the venue.
- Children aged five years and over will need to have their own guest ticket. There are no child concessions for the purchase of additional guest tickets.
As part of the registration and booking process you will be asked to confirm whether any of your guests have additional access needs. You will be contacted before graduation to discuss these needs so that we can reserve appropriate seating for your guests.
Disabled parking is provided on campus.
You will not receive your degree certificate during the ceremony. These are produced by the Diploma Production Office in London and will be posted to the forwarding address we have on record for you. Due to the large number of certificates that need to be produced, it can take between 3-6 months for you to receive your certificate.
Please make sure you update your forwarding address on Campus Connect.