Welcome to graduation

The timetable for November 2018 is now available. The dates of future ceremonies can be found below.

For more detailed information on the booking process, including downloadable helpsheets to guide you through the process, please see How to book your place.

Booking will open at 10am on 19 September 2018 and will close at 11.55pm on 9 October 2018 and it is not possible to book at any other time. If you miss the deadline to book, your place and that of your guests can no longer be guaranteed and applications to attend will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on what space is available.

For more detailed information on guest tickets, including how to obtain further guest tickets, please see guest tickets.

For more detailed information on providing guest names and the ID required on the day, please see ID requirements

You may apply for up to two guests tickets in the graduation ceremony venue when you book your place. Guest tickets are free of charge but are only guaranteed if ordered before 11.55pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018. All tickets are collected on the day and nothing will be posted out to you.

The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies will be available via a live video stream to both a lecture theatre on campus and your own computer. Please see the link above for more details.

When you book your place at the ceremony, you will be asked to provide the full names of your guests. Guests whose names have not been provided in advance will not be able to enter the ceremony venues.


For the on the day schedule, please see Arrival Times and Locations.

For a description of what happens at the ceremonies, please see At the Ceremony

In order to cross the stage, it is necessary to wear academic gown. This is hired directly from William Northam. Please see gown hire for full details.

A range of photography packages will be available to purchase on the day by Tempest Photography. Please see photography for further details.

You may attend a photography session either before or after your ceremony, at whatever time is convenient to you.

Our University photographers will be roaming the campus at graduation. Their pictures will be posted on the Alumni Facebook page as soon as possible after each ceremony so that you can share them with friends and family.

A group photo of all the graduating students will be taken at the start of the ceremony and uploaded to the Alumni Facebook page so that you can share it with friends or family, or download it for free. Click here for more information of photos at graduation.

November 2018

The ceremonies will take place from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 November.

Click on the links on the left of the screen for everything you need to know about the ceremonies. Key information can also be accessed via the tabs above.

To access the ceremony timetable, please see the link above when available.

The booking process will open on Wednesday 19 September 2018 and you must book your place and order your guest tickets before Tuesday 9 October 2018.

For your registration times on the day, please see arrival times.

Key dates

19 September Invitations issued
9 October

Deadline for booking your place and ordering guest tickets

22 October

Live link lecture theatre tickets released

29 October

Deadline for ordering your gown


Watch Live

Ceremonies will be streamed live and can be viewed from any computer or mobile device either at home, overseas or on campus. Guests without venue tickets are welcome to accompany graduates onto campus and we will have a variety of cafes and seating areas where they can sit and watch from their own mobile device.

To watch the ceremony currently taking place in St Paul's Hall, please click on Watch Live. The screen will be blank until the ceremony begins.


Watch Again

Recordings of the ceremonies are available for you, your friends or relatives to watch. Please click here and then select your specific ceremony.

Photographs taken by the roving campus photographer (Phil Butcher) can be found on the Alumni Facebook page.

July 2019

The July 2019 ceremonies take place between the 8-19 July 2019. Click on the tabs above for information on how to book your place, gown and photography.

The timetable will be published at the end of January 2019.

The booking process will open on 6 March 2019 and you must book your place and order your guest tickets before the advertised deadline.

Future Ceremonies

2019: 8-19 July and 11-14 November

2020: 13-24 July and 16-19 November

2021: 12-23 July and 15-18 November

2022: 11-22 July and 14-17 November

2023: to be confirmed

Please note that it is still possible for these dates to change. Full timetables are published in January (for the July ceremonies) and August (for the November ceremonies) each year.

Contact Us

For further information on the ceremonies please see our Frequently Asked Pages.

To discuss any problems you may have, please feel free to contact the Graduation Team at graduation@hud.ac.uk

For problems with logging into your My Details account, please contact IT.Support@hud.ac.uk

Graduation Survey

If you wish to leave feedback regarding your ceremonies, a survey is available via the below link from Thursday 19 July until Monday 6 August.