Get Ready For Your Graduation

Follow these steps to make sure you're ready for your graduation: 

1. Register online to attend your ceremony 

Online registration to attend summer graduation ceremonies opens in March. You will receive an online link through which you'll be able to book your ceremony place. 

At this stage, you will also be able to request your guest tickets. We guarantee two guest tickets to every graduating student who registers to attend their ceremony and books their guest tickets by the deadline. The deadline will be stated in the email and you will have around one month to book your place and register for your guest tickets.  After that date, if you wish to enquire about late registrtion, please email the Ceremonies Office

More information on guest tickets including the guest ticket policy is here.

If you require an invitation letter to support student or guest visa applications, they will be available to order via the Document Ordering process on The Base webpages. Please contact the Ceremonies Office if you have any further questions.

2. Hire your gown

You must wear an official Lancaster University gown, hood and hat when your degree is conferred in your ceremony.  Robes can only be hired from our official suppliers Ede and Ravenscroft via the link below which will open in March. If you have any questions about your academic dress, please see the Ede and Ravenscroft FAQs here. 

3. Plan your travel and accommodation 

The campus is easily accessible via road, rail and bicycle and is within 70 miles of Manchester's International Airport. For maps and detailed information on reaching the campus, see here. There are no parking charges on graduation day; on arriving onto campus please follow parking marshals who will guide you into an available space. 

There are accommodation options avaialble to book on campus. To see availability and for prices, see here. 

 Please also remember to:

Clear any debts

If you are have any academic debts to the University you will be unable to graduate.  If you are in any doubt check your financial clearance online.

Read the graduation related webpages for more information about graduation memorabilia, what happens in the ceremony and for answers to those frequently asked questions.