Graduation - Planning Your Day

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Graduation 2022. Detailed below is useful information to help you plan your day.

On your arrival our Campus Services team will direct you to guest parking; designated Blue Badge parking will be available close to the Arts Centre with level access into the building*. 

When planning your celebration, please use the opening times for registration and robe hire for your ceremony as a guide to the earliest point you need to be on campus.  Please ensure you arrive early enough in order to give yourself time to complete registration and collect your robe without having to rush. 

Information on the formal and ceremonial aspects of Graduation can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Additional friends and family who do not have a ticket for admission to the Great Hall are welcome to view the ceremonies through our live stream locations in the Cinema in the Arts Centre, the Graduation marquee or in the Students’ Union. 

Please note, in the event that spare tickets become available for guest entry into the Great Hall, these will be released on a first come basis at the registration desk.  In this situation, these will only be released once registration for the ceremony concerned has opened - any available tickets will be limited to a maximum of 2 per graduand.

*If you, or a member of your party has additional requirements which you have not previously notified us of, please contact graduation.office@aber.ac.uk so we can put in place any additional measures which will help to make your day run smoothly.  If you have previously notified us of any additional requirements, our Graduation Team will contact you separately with further information.

Updated  23/06/2022

Morning Ceremony (10.00am) - Checklist

8.00am – 9.00am

Your first port of call is to register and collect your:

  • Graduation identity card bearing your name and seat number
  • Guest tickets

Registration Desk
Level D
Hugh Owen Library

8.00am – 9.15am

Next, collect your pre-booked gown, cap and hood. 

Remember to bring photo identification (e.g. your AberCard) and a copy of your gown booking information

Parry Williams Building

From 8.00am

The University’s Official Graduation Photographers, will offer a drop in service throughout the day, with no pre-booking required.

 

Parry Williams Building

By 9.15am

Rehearsal - Graduands are to be seated in the Great Hall 45 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to start.

A short rehearsal will be held which is compulsory for all graduating students to ensure that they are aware of the conduct of the ceremonies. 

Please note, you will be asked to stay in the hall between the rehearsal and the ceremony, except in special circumstances.

If you have any concerns about how your name may be pronounced, please come to the Great Hall for 9.00am to meet with your Head of Department.

Great Hall,
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Enter through Doors A and B on the Ground Floor

From 9.30am

Doors open for guest access to the gallery of the Great Hall.

Guests with special circumstances are requested to make their way to the Graduation help desk on the ground floor by the entrance to the Great Hall (Doors A and B).

Great Hall,
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Enter through Doors C,D,E or F on the first floor. 

 

 

10.00am

Ceremony commences and lasts approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Following the ceremony, official group photographs will be taken on La Scala at the front of the Arts Centre.

Great Hall,
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

Please ensure you return your gown by the time agreed (details provided by the gowning company when booking).

Parry Williams Building

 

Afternoon Ceremony (1.30pm) - Checklist

10.30am - 12.30pm

Your first port of call is to register and collect your:

  • Graduation identity card bearing your name and seat number
  • Guest tickets

Registration Desk
Level D
Hugh Owen Library

10.30am - 12.45pm

Next, collect your pre-booked gown, cap and hood. 

Remember to bring photo identification (e.g. your AberCard) and a copy of your gown booking information

Parry Williams Building

From 10.30am

The University’s Official Graduation Photographers, will offer a drop in service throughout the day, with no pre-booking required.

 

Parry Williams Building

By 12.45pm

Rehearsal - Graduands are to be seated in the Great Hall 45 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to start.

A short rehearsal will be held which is compulsory for all graduating students to ensure that they are aware of the conduct of the ceremonies. 

Please note, you will be asked to stay in the hall between the rehearsal and the ceremony, except in special circumstances.

If you have any concerns about how your name may be pronounced, please come to the Great Hall for 12.30pm to meet with your Head of Department.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Enter through Doors A and B on the Ground Floor

From 1.00pm

Doors open for guest access to the gallery of the Great Hall.

Guests with special circumstances are requested to make their way to the Graduation help desk on the ground floor by the entrance to the Great Hall (Doors A and B).

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Enter through Doors C,D,E or F on the first floor. 

 

 

1.30pm

Ceremony commences and lasts approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Following the ceremony, official group photographs will be taken on La Scala at the front of the Arts Centre.

Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

Please ensure you return your gown by the time agreed (details provided by the gowning company when booking).

Parry Williams Building

 

Afternoon Ceremony (4.30pm) - Checklist

1.30pm - 3.45pm 

Collect your pre-booked gown, cap and hood. 

Remember to bring photo identification (e.g. your AberCard) and a copy of your gown booking information

Parry Williams Building 

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Register and collect your:

  • Graduation identity card bearing your name and seat number
  • Guest tickets

Registration Desk
Level D
Hugh Owen Library

From 1.30pm

The University’s Official Graduation Photographers, will offer a drop in service throughout the day, with no pre-booking required.

 

Parry Williams Building

By 3.45pm

Rehearsal - Graduands are to be seated in the Great Hall 45 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to start.

A short rehearsal will be held which is compulsory for all graduating students to ensure that they are aware of the conduct of the ceremonies. 

Please note, you will be asked to stay in the hall between the rehearsal and the ceremony, except in special circumstances.

If you have any concerns about how your name may be pronounced, please come to the Great Hall for 3.30pm to meet with your Head of Department.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Enter through Doors A and B on the Ground Floor

From 4.00pm

Doors open for guest access to the gallery of the Great Hall.

Guests with special circumstances are requested to make their way to the Graduation help desk on the ground floor by the entrance to the Great Hall (Doors A and B).

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Enter through Doors C,D,E or F on the first floor. 

 

 

4.30pm

Ceremony commences and lasts approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Following the ceremony, official group photographs will be taken on La Scala at the front of the Arts Centre.

Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

Please ensure you return your gown by the time agreed (details provided by the gowning company when booking).

Parry Williams Building