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Graduation day itineraries

Here are our top tips for enjoying your graduation day. Our graduation day itineraries for Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough with detailed timings and locations for your venue will be added here shortly. 

1. Arrive in plenty of time
We recommend that you arrive two and a half hours before your ceremony.

2. Check-in at our registration desks and collect your seating card and any pre-purchased guest tickets
Please bring your graduation confirmation from e:Vision with you when you check in. 

3. Pick up your pre-ordered academic dress
You'll be able to collect your pre-ordered gown, hood and mortar board in the graduation venue.

4. Have your photographs taken (if desired)
Photography is based at the same location as gown collection.

5. Be seated at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts
We aim to open the venue doors one hour before the ceremony.

6. Enjoy the ceremony!
Celebrate your hard work and that of your fellow graduands.

7. Attend the post-ceremony reception to continue the celebration
Our post-ceremony receptions will be held on campus. Visit the merchandise stands while you're there to buy a keepsake of your special day.

8. Return your gown after the ceremony
Once you've had fun graduating, being photographed and celebrating, drop your gown off at the return desk.

*Please note that you will not receive your official degree certificate at the ceremony, this will be posted to your home address.