Loughborough University Graduation 2017/18

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Loughborough University Graduation 2017/18

Before the ceremonies

The timings of the day of your ceremony will depend on which of the two ceremonies you are due to attend – Summer or Winter:

Summer Graduation – 10.30 am ceremony

8.30am – 10.00am
  • Register with the Graduation Office in Exhibition Area of the James France Building. You need to bring your e-tickets with you. When you register, you will be allocated a seat number. It is essential that you sit in this seat during the ceremony.
  • Collect your academic dress from Ede and Ravenscroft who will also be in the James France Building. (Open from 8.30am)
  • If time permits, you may wish to have photographs taken by Success Photography, the University’s official photographers in James France Building.
10.00 am
  • Sir David Wallace Building Sports Hall opens
By 10.15 am at the latest
  • All students and guests must be in their seats.
  • Students should sit in the seat allocated upon registration.
  • Guests do not have allocated seats but will be admitted to the hall upon production of guest tickets and directed to a seat by ushers.
10.30 am Ceremony Starts

Summer Graduation : 3.00 pm ceremony

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
  • Register with the Graduation Office in Exhibition Area of the James France Building. You need to bring your e-tickets with you. When you register, you will be allocated a seat number. It is essential that you sit in this seat during the ceremony.
  • Collect your academic dress from Ede and Ravenscroft who will also be in the James France Building.
  • If time permits, you may wish to have photographs taken by Success Photography, the University’s official photographers in James France Building.
2.30 pm

Sir David Wallace Building Sports Hall opens

2.45 pm at the latest
  • All students and guests must be in their seats.
  • Students should sit in the seat allocated upon registration.
  • Guests do not have allocated seats but will be admitted to the hall upon production of guest tickets and directed to a seat by ushers.
3.00 pm Ceremony Starts

Ceremony Proceedings

  • Academic Procession enters the hall and takes their seats on the stage
  • Chancellor opens the ceremony
  • Vice-Chancellor addresses the audience
  • Students are led from their seats to the front of the hall where they are asked for their name and to wait at the top of the stairs.
  • Students cross the stage as their name is called by the Dean
  • Students shake hands with the Chancellor and then proceed to the other side of the stage
  • Students collect certificate from Head of Department before leaving the stage
  • Students return to their seats
  • At the mid point in the ceremony the Honorary Graduands will be presented with their awards.
  • Once all the students have been presented the Chancellor addresses the audience
  • The Academic Procession leaves the hall followed by the graduands
  • The guests leave the hall

Ceremonies last approximately 90 minutes

After the Ceremony

Before 6.00pm

Return academic dress to Ede and Ravenscroft in the James France Building. It would be appreciated if those students who attended the morning session could avoid returning their gowns between 1.00pm and 2.30pm as this will help to reduce congestion whilst students are registering for the afternoon ceremony.

Before the ceremony

The timings on the day of your ceremony will depend on which of the three ceremonies you are attending:

Winter Graduation : 10:30am ceremony

8.30am – 10.00am
  • Register with the Graduation Office in James France Building (No 67 on Campus Map). You need to bring your e-tickets with you. When you register, you will be allocated a seat number. It is essential that you sit in this seat during the ceremony.
  • Collect your academic dress from Ede and Ravenscroft who will also be in James France Building. (Open from 8.30am)
  • If time permits, you may wish to have photographs taken by Success Photography, the University’s official photographers in James France Building.
10.00 am
  • Sir David Wallace Building Sports Hall opens
By 10.15 am at the latest
  • All students and guests must be in their seats.
  • Students should sit in the seat allocated upon registration.
  • Guests do not have allocated seats but will be admitted to the hall upon production of guest tickets and directed to a seat by ushers.
10.30 am Ceremony Starts

Winter Graduation : 1:45pm ceremony

11.00 am – 1.15 pm
  • Collect your academic dress from Ede and Ravenscroft who will be in James France Building (No 67 on Campus Life).
  • If time permits, you may wish to have photographs taken by Success Photography, the University’s official photographers also in James France Building.
11.45 am – 1.15 pm

Register with the Graduation Office in James France Building. You need to bring your e-tickets with you. When you register, you will be allocated a seat number. It is essential that you sit in this seat during the ceremony.

1.15 pm

Sir David Wallace Building Sports Hall opens

1.30 pm at the latest
  • All students and guests must be in their seats.
  • Students should sit in the seat allocated upon registration.
  • Guests do not have allocated seats but will be admitted to the hall upon production of guest tickets and directed to a seat by ushers.
1.45 pm Ceremony Starts

 

Winter Graduation : 4:30pm ceremony

2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Collect your academic dress from Ede and Ravenscroft who will be in James France Building (No 67 on Campus Map).
  • If time permits, you may wish to have photographs taken by Success Photography, the University’s official photographers also in James France Building.
2.30pm – 4.00pm
  • Register with the Graduation Office in James France Building. You need to bring your e-tickets with you. When you register, you will be allocated a seat number. It is essential that you sit in this seat during the ceremony.
4.00pm
  • Sir David Wallace Building Sports Hall opens
By 4.15pm at the latest
  • All students and guests must be in their seats.
  • Students should sit in the seat allocated upon registration.
  • Guests do not have allocated seats but will be admitted to the hall upon production of guest tickets and directed to a seat by ushers.
4.30pm Ceremony Starts

 

Ceremony Proceedings

  • Academic Procession enters the hall and takes their seats on the stage
  • Chancellor opens the ceremony
  • Vice-Chancellor addresses the audience
  • Students are led from their seats to the front of the hall where they are asked for their name and to wait at the top of the stairs.
  • Students cross the stage as their name is called by the Dean
  • Students shake hands with the Chancellor and then proceed to the other side of the stage
  • Students collect certificate from Head of Department before leaving the stage
  • Students return to their seats
  • At the mid point in the ceremony the Honorary Graduands will be presented with their awards.
  • Once all the students have been presented the Chancellor addresses the audience
  • The Academic Procession leaves the hall followed by the graduands
  • The guests leave the hall

Ceremonies last approximately 90 minutes

After the Ceremony

Before 6.00pm

Return academic dress to Ede and Ravenscroft in James France Building. It would be appreciated if those students who attended the morning session could avoid returning their gowns between 1.00pm and 2.00pm and between 4.00pm and 4.30 pm as this will help to reduce congestion whilst students are registering for the afternoon ceremonies.

Ceremony dates

Summer 2017

Tuesday 18 July

Ceremony 1
10.30 am
School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, including all PGCE programmes
Ceremony 2
3.00 pm
School of Business and Economics

Wednesday 19 July

Ceremony 3
10.30 am
School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Ceremony 4
3.00 pm
School of the Arts, English and Drama

Thursday 20 July

Ceremony 5
10.30 am
Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Ceremony 6
3.00 pm
School of Science

Friday 21 July

Ceremony 7
10.30 am
School of Civil and Building Engineering

Loughborough Design School

Ceremony 8
3.00 pm
School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences

Centre for Academic Practice

Winter 2017

The winter graduation ceremonies will be held on Thursday 14 December 2017 (London campus) and Monday 18 December 2017 (Loughborough campus).  Details of the ceremony times will be published in October 2017.