University Of Greenwich Graduation

University Of Greenwich Graduation

On your graduation day

Planning your day

Please read the information provided in the drop-down sections below for what to expect on the day of your Awards Ceremony, including important information on arrival times and collecting your ticket and any purchased guest tickets.

Please arrive at the venue at least one and a quarter hours before your ceremony is due to begin. This will give you enough time to collect your ticket, any purchased guest tickets, your pre-ordered gown and have photographs taken.

There are public car parks in the vicinity of the venues. Regrettably, there is no on-site parking. Please do not underestimate the traffic in the Greenwich and Rochester areas, and allow ample time for travelling and finding a parking space.

More information can be found in the section Ceremony locations in Preparing for graduation.

On arrival, you should make your way to the university’s Tickets and Enquiries Desk where you collect both your guest and your own seat tickets. You will then be directed to collect your gown and to the official photographers.

To ensure the smooth running of the ceremonies, it will be necessary to section off areas for ceremony-related activities, in order to assist us to manage the flow of large numbers of people throughout the day. These areas will be clearly defined, and it will only be by everyone observing these areas that the day will be a success!

Please be seated 20 minutes before your ceremony is due to commence. This also applies to your guests. At both venues it takes a considerable amount of time to seat graduates and guests, so please adhere to instructions from stewards. Arrangements will be made to seat guests with mobility problems before the congregation is allowed to enter the Chapel / Cathedral.

University Of Greenwich 2017 Graduation

IMPORTANT: Rochester Cathedral dates back to the 7th Century. Therefore there are large pillars incorporated within its construction. This in some cases restricts full viewing however we do provide monitors in restricted viewing areas. Please be aware that the Awards & Standards Office cannot be held responsible if guests are seated in one of these areas as all guests are seated on a first come first serve basis. It is advisable to arrive as soon as comfortably possible for your guests bearing in mind there is no shelter and very little seating in the grounds of the Cathedral.