Staff Involvement in Graduation

Graduation reflects not just the pride we have in the academic achievements of our students, but is also the culmination of the efforts of all University staff. 

We have a variety of volunteer roles for any staff who would like to be involved in welcoming our students and their families to Lancaster University for our graduation ceremonie

  • Postgraduate Graduation on Wednesday 13th December 2017
  • Undergraduate Graduation between 16th and 20th July 2018

 If you would like to volunteer as a staff helper on Graduation Day, please contact the Ceremonies and Events Team 


 

Academic processions

All colleagues (academic and non-academic) who wish to attend graduation ceremonies should join the academic procession.  The ceremonies are important occasions for graduands and their families, who like to see their mentors on the platform.

Full academic dress is worn by degree holders taking part in the processions.  If you do not have your own academic dress, robes will be hired for you to wear on the day, free of charge.   A plain black bachelor gown will be hired for non-degree holders.

Online registration to attend academic processions will open in October for postgraduate ceremonies and in April for undergraduate ceremonies via a link which will appear on this page.

 Please email the Ceremonies Office or call us on Ext 92190 for further information


Guest tickets

Our ceremonies are extremely busy and we are usually only able to offer two guest tickets to each graduating student.  Spare guest tickets for staff are rarely available, as all colleagues have the opportunity to attend ceremonies as part of an academic procession. 

Members of the academic procession can enquire via the Ceremonies and Events Team regarding the availability of a ticket for a guest.

All ceremonies are transmitted live into a nearby venue for which no ticket is required.  Ceremonies can also be viewed live from the University homepage