The graduation ceremonies in September will take place at the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe Promenade, PL1 2PU.
Tickets are not posted and need to be collected on the day of the ceremony from the Ticket Table in the Graduation Lounge. Tickets are available for collection 1 ½ hour before your ceremony is due to start. For example if your ceremony is due to start at 10am, you may collect tickets from 8.30am onwards.
All guests require a ticket to access the graduation hall and post ceremony marquee. Although you may access the graduation lounge without a ticket, you will not be admitted to the ceremony and post reception without it.
Doors to the graduation hall open approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. We ask guests to be seated at least 15 minutes before the ceremony begins. You can check the timetable for the class of 2020 and the class of 2022 for specific ceremony times.
With the exception of guests with specific requirements, seats for guests are unreserved. You are welcome to sit in any seat without a reserved sign on it. As graduands are seated in a separate area of the hall, it is not possible for graduands and guests to sit together.
At the beginning of the ceremony, please stand for the entry and exit of the processions. Graduates will process out of the graduation hall at the end of the ceremony. We ask that guest remain in the hall until all graduates have left. After graduates have proceeded out of the hall, they will gather outside (weather permitting) for the group photograph.
Post ceremony reception
Following the formal graduation ceremony and group photograph, guest and graduates are invited to join friends, family and academic staff at the post ceremony reception marquee to celebrate their achievements in a less formal setting with a glass of sparkling wine (non-alcoholic options are available) and a selection of canapés. If you have dietary requirements please ask the graduate to provide this information at the time of booking.