On the day

On Arrival 

Graduands and guests should arrive at the James Watt Centre no later than one hour before the start of their ceremony to register and collect tickets.

Graduand Registration

Graduand registration will take place at the Graduand Registration Desk. Upon registration, graduands will receive a seat card (graduands must sit in the seat number given) and reception ticket, if applicable.

Guest Ticket Collection

Guest tickets can be collected from the Guest Ticket Desk.

Gown Collection

Gown collection will take place in the James Watt Centre and will be sign posted.


Success Photography will be available to take professional individual and family photographs. We suggest you come along for your photographs before your ceremony if possible, or after the reception.

Graduation Ceremony

Graduands and guests must be seated 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. The doors will be closed before the ceremony begins, and will not be re-opened until the ceremony has concluded. Late comers will not be permitted to enter.


Following each graduation ceremony there will be a reception where refreshments will be served. The reception commences immediately after each ceremony has concluded and will last for approximately one hour.

We hope you enjoy your graduation day!