On the day of your graduation congregation students are advised to arrive approximately 1½ hours before your congregation.
As a graduating student when you arrive you will first need to make your way to the Great Hall, where you will register (confirm that you've arrived) and receive a registration card, collect your guest tickets and your certificate (if you have not already received it). You must register at least 45 minutes before your congregation.
You will then collect your robes.
Once you have done all this you will be able to have your photographs taken (this can be done before or after the congregation).
You can then make your way to the Great Hall Auditorium to take your seats for the congregation. You must be seated 15 minutes before your congregation start time to ensure your participation in the congregation. Doors to the Great Hall Auditorium will open approximately 30 minutes before the congregation.
Graduands should leave all personal belongings with their guests before taking their seats in the hall; graduands will only require their registration card. Graduands must sit in their numbered seat; the number will be clearly shown on your registration card.
Guests will be able to enter the Great Hall 30 minutes before the start of the congregation. All guests will have allocated seating. Entry to the hall will not be permitted before this time but catering outlets will be open and available.
The whole event will be clearly signposted and stewards will be on hand to assist you.