Graduation Checklist

Please find below a checklist to assist you with everything you need to do before, during and after your graduation ceremony. 

No. Task Deadline

Prepare for Graduation


Look at the graduation Timetable to see when you will be graduating. 



Book your place at graduation through your intranet account after receiving an email to say that graduation booking is open.  

When online booking opens


Ensure your full official name is correct. 

When booking your place


Inform us of any special requirements for you or your guests. 

When booking your place 

Clear all University debts.

Before online booking closes 

Order your Academic gown from Ede and Ravenscroft.

Before online booking closes 
On the Day

Arrive at Swansea Arena.  For those using The Quadrant car park, access will be over the new bridge.  For those using St. David's or Paxton Street, it will be via the spiral staircase at Oystermouth Road level.  Venue entry is at Coastal Park level. 

For quicker entry into the Arena we encourage visitors to leave bags at home and rucksacks will not be permitted inside the venue.  Security bag checks will be in place, so please prepare for slightly longer queuing times.

At least 1½ hours before your congregation

Register and collect your guest tickets from the main foyer in the Arena.  Barriers will be set up to assist with queuing.  Outdoor queuing areas are not undercover.  Please dress weather-appropriate.

Arrive early to avoid the queues 
9 Collect your gown (right-hand side corridor off the main foyer) Arrive early to avoid the queues 
10 Enter the auditorium and take your seats  Doors will open 30 minutes before your congregation start time
11 Continue celebrations at the post-ceremony event in Fulton House, Singleton Campus After your congregation 
12 order your DVD, USB stick and on stage photo from Cafe West, Singleton House

Any time after your congregation (around a 15 minute wait once ordered)

13 Return your gown - Level 0 concourse in Swansea Arena or Fulton House, Singleton Campus After your congregation
After Graduation
15 Congratulations, you are now an automatic member of our Alumni Association, find out more
16 Swansea Employability Academy is still here to help you with your next steps in starting your career.
17 If you need a replacement certificate or another transcript please contact 
18 Please let us know any feedback you have from your graduation day.