Get Ready For Your Graduation

Booking your place and guest tickets for the ceremony

In April 2016, we will invite you to register online for your ceremony. During the registration booking process for your ceremony, you will confirm your attendance, request your guest tickets  and confirm any specific access/seating or other needs for you and your guests.

Two guest tickets are guaranteed if you book by the mid-April deadline. The date will be confirmed to finalists by email in March 2016. You should register to attend your ceremony even if you are unsure of the outcome of your course.  See our guest tickets policy for more information.

We will inform you in the March email, the date on which you will be able to check your guest ticket allocation. Tickets will then be sent out to colleges to await collection at the beginning of June. You will have around 1 month to collect your tickets from your college. After this time, they will be held for you at the Graduation ticket office for collection on the day of your ceremony.

For guests without tickets, all ceremonies will also be streamed live in the nearby Faraday Lecture Theatres.

Booking your gown online

In keeping with the academic nature of the occasion and ceremonial tradition, all students wishing to attend their graduation ceremony must wear the correct academic dress. Normal wear under robes is a suit and tie for men and a plain dress or skirt/trouser suit for women.  All gowns are booked through the University's official robemakers, Ede and Ravenscroft.

In April 2016, you will be able to order your gown online here.

Graduation dress code

Graduation is a formal occasion and we regret that graduating students who are not dressed smartly may be turned away from their ceremony. Please note, plain colours look best under the gowns.  

The hood colours for Undergraduate degrees can be viewed here.

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.

Invitation Letters in support of visa applications

Invitation letters to support visa applications for students and their guests are available via the Student Registry webpages.

Booking accommodation on campus (if required)

If you require overnight acommodation during graduation week, Lancaster University has a range of campus accommodation available on a variety of rates. For more information, to book online and for contact details please visit the Visitor Room Booking web pages.