Graduation preparation

In order to graduate, you must...

Registration opens on 13 March 2017

Please complete the registration process before the deadline of 14 May 2017. Do not wait for confirmation of your award.

Registration for graduation will open on 13 March 2017 and your invitation to register email will be sent to both your Exeter and personal email address on this date. Your email will contain a link for you to register. During the registration process you will be asked to confirm your name is correctly registered and that the pronunciation is correct. Your name cannot be changed later, so will need to reflect your name as listed on official documents.

You will also be able to confirm or refuse two complimentary guest tickets for your ceremony.

During registration you will be able to inform us if you or your guests have any specific accessibility requirements (e.g. wheelchair space).

Registration closes

 

Graduation registration will close on 14 May 2017. If you do not complete registration by the deadline you will NOT attend the ceremony and your documents will be posted to your home address. If you fail to register before the closing date, there will be no further opportunity to register and you will not be able to attend the graduation ceremony.

If you have an academic related debt to the University you may be prevented from graduating. All outstanding balances must be cleared by 16 June 2017. You can make a payment online through the epay system. Alternatively, contact SID on 0300 555 0444 (UK callers) or +44 (0)1392 724724 (International callers).

All those who have completed a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate are eligible to attend the graduation ceremony.

Undergraduate Students: You need to have successfully passed 300 credits to be invited to attend the graduation ceremony with 60 credits passed in your final year.

Postgraduate Taught Students: You must have been awarded a full masters qualification to be eligible to attend the graduation ceremony. Student’s studying or awarded a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma are not eligible to attend graduation. Students studying PGCE will be invited to attend the Winter ceremonies.

Research Students: Your final thesis and completed examiners report must be submitted by the 14 June 2017. Those who submit the final thesis after this date will be invited to attend the ceremony in December 2017.

Outstanding Debts: If you have an academic-related debt to the University you may be prevented from graduating. All outstanding balances must be cleared by 16 June 2017. You can make a payment online through the epay system. Alternatively, contact SID on 0300 555 0444 (UK callers) or +44 (0)1392 724724 (International callers).

If you are unsure or have any questions about your eligibility, please contact your college administrative office or log an enquiry with SID online

Please be aware that all graduands must wear full academic dress in order to graduate (gown, hood and cap). You can hire or buy your academic robes online at: www.wippellgownhire.co.uk.

The deadline for ordering robes is the 30 June 2017.

Please have the following details ready:

• Your height
• Chest measurement
• Hat size (circumference of your head taken just above your ears)
• Date of your ceremony
• Time of your ceremony
• Qualification
You may provide imperial or metric measurements.

If you are unable to order online, please contact J Wippell & Company Ltd who will post you an order form that allows payment by cheque or postal order only.
J Wippell & Company Ltd
Tel: 01392 254234
Email: info@wippellgownhire.co.uk

Please note: We have been notified of at least one company falsely claiming to offer a gowning service for the University of Exeter's graduation ceremonies. Please be aware that J. Wippell & Company are our sole suppliers of academic dress for these events. Graduands are unable to purchase or hire gowns from other suppliers. Those not in correct academic dress will not be permitted to cross the stage.

Further information

As well as full academic dress, all graduands are required to wear smart clothes on the day of the ceremony. We kindly request that you do not wear jeans or trainers. 

Please wear appropriate footwear for walking up and down the stage steps.

Additional extras

Extra guest tickets (if available) can be purchased through the online store from 23 May 2017 at a charge of £15 each. An email advising when tickets are available to purchase will be sent containing a link to the online store. Tickets can only be purchased through the link that will be sent to graduands.

Due to limited capacity the number of extra tickets that can be purchased may be restricted.

Tickets will be available until 30 June 2017 or when tickets are sold out (whichever comes first).

Guests without tickets 

If there are any available tickets on the day for ceremonies taking place in Exeter, they will be sold at the SID desk in the Forum. Additional tickets are £15.00 each.

Due to the location of the Cornwall graduation ceremony tickets cannot be sold on the day of ceremony.

Guests who cannot purchase or do not have tickets for the ceremony can watch the event live via web streaming at the following venues:

  • Exeter Ceremonies: The Forum Alumni Auditorium
  • Cornwall Ceremonies: The Exchange Lecture Theatre in the Exchange Building / Lecture Theatre 2 in the Peter Lanyon Building / The Upper Stannary Bar

The ceremonies will also be live streamed on our watch the ceremonies page.

Our official photographers, Ede & Ravenscroft, will be in on campus on the day of your ceremony, offering a professional photography service.

For further information and to order online, visit www.edeandravenscroft.com. You can also place your order over the phone on: 01223 861854.

Details of the photography pack options and prices will be available soon.

To avoid delay on the day we recommend that you place your order at least 10 days before your ceremony. Should you decide not to pay in advance it is still possible to pay at the sales desk on graduation day, however, prices will be higher.

Ede & Ravenscroft
Tel: +44 (0)1223 861854
Email: photography@edeandravenscroft.co.uk
Web: www.edeandravenscroft.com

Exeter

The University has a range of standard and ensuite rooms for guests on campus during the graduation period, available with or without breakfast. As well as being the ideal location to attend graduation ceremonies, our rooms are surrounded by 300 acres of stunning botanical gardens, within walking distance of Exeter city centre and in easy reach of the beautiful Devon countryside and coastline.

Our prices are extremely competitive, starting from just £42 for a night or £36.95 for stays of two nights or more. For our full list of rates and room details, visit the Event Exeter website.

For the best price, book online or to discuss your booking please call the Event Exeter team on 0300 555 0214.

Cornwall

Get the most out of the graduation experience and book your accommodation on our Penryn campus in our modern, en-suite, double bedrooms.  For further details, and to see the special offers that are available over graduation, please visit our accommodation website www.cornwall-plus.co.uk/penryngraduation.

Exeter

The Students’ Guild Graduation Ball will be held on Saturday 16 July 2016

Grad Ball tickets are now on sale on the Students' Guild website. They will remain on sale until tickets sell out but early purchases are in with a chance to win the Golden Ticket package – details on the website.

Cornwall

The FXU Garden Party will be held on Saturday 13th May 2017
Ticket Price: £20
The famous FXU Garden Party will be taking place on Saturday 13th May, now in its ninth year. This year we will be doing it slightly differently and will be concentrating on hosting the best outdoor festival event to date. This eagerly anticipated party will take place in the beautiful Italian Garden and grounds of Tremough. Our now legendary fireworks display will make the end of this year’s FXU event. This is an event not to be missed and is the perfect send-off for all students, old and new, into the summer of 2017!
Look out for the Garden Party event page on www.fxu.org.uk.
 
The Graduation Ball (Cornwall) will be held on Thursday 5th June 2017
Ticket Price: £40
Say goodbye to Falmouth in style! What better way to toast your success and watch the sun set on a fantastic chapter of your life? On Thursday 5th June enjoy a lavish night in Falmouth’s most exclusive location, Pendennis Castle, with a drinks and canapé reception, live music and fireworks.
Look out for the Grad Ball event page on www.fxu.org.uk.

Graduation Ceremony DVDs

Graduation ceremony DVDs can be purchased from Ede and Ravenscroft. To place an order please either email photography@edeandravenscroft.com or phone 01223 861854. Orders can also be taken on the day of the ceremony.

Ede and Ravenscroft website: www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk

Merchandise

Campus Clothing offers a wide range of graduation merchandising, including ‘Class Of 2017’ Hoodies and T-shirts with the names of you and your classmates, along with a host of other items.

To order online and to see the full range of garment styles, colours and other products please visit www.campusclothing.com/exeter.

Please note that your name will appear on the clothing unless you have indicated you do not wish the University to use your name on graduation memorabilia (you will be asked during the graduation registration process).

Yearbook

The University of Exeter 2017 Yearbook has now launched. Don't miss out - submit your profile for free and pre-order your copy now.

Further information

If you would like your friends or family to attend your graduation or just to visit you in the UK, they may need to apply for Visitor visas. You will need to send them documentation confirming your current study and immigration status and there are a number of documents that they will need to prepare. You can print your graduation invite letter by logging into your student record and choosing the option of 'self service letters' or you can request a letter from us at the SID desk.

More information for international students can be found at our International Student Support pages.

If you or any of your guests have any accessibility requirements such as special seating arrangements at the ceremony, please provide details when completing the online registration task outlined in your invitation email. 

If you require a disabled parking space on Streatham, please email sid@exeter.ac.uk to reserve one.

If you require a disabled parking space at Penryn, please email cc-graduation@exeter.ac.uk to reserve one.

If you have any queries about the arrangements or need further information, please contact the SID team at sid@exeter.ac.uk.

Award documentation can only be issued after the official date of award. Before this date you can obtain an interim transcript from SID or via the 'Your results' page in the Student Record System, accessible through iExeter.

If you have registered your attendance at graduation you will be given your award documents during your ceremony.

Not attending?

If you have not registered your attendance, or you have advised that you will not be attending your award documents will be posted to your Home address on 10 July 2017.

You must ensure your home address in the Student Record system is correct before 16 June 2017.

By default documents are sent via standard royal mail postal service – please note this does not offer tracking

If your documents have not been received within 14 working days of being sent and you have ensured the delivery address was correct SID can arrange for a free replacement. Failure to update/confirm your home address will require you to order replacement documents at a charge. Replacement documents can be ordered via the online store

Failure to advise of non delivery of your documents by 28 July 2017 will require you to order replacement documents at a charge. Replacement documents can be ordered via the online store

If your documents are to be posted to an address outside the UK we strongly advise that you order DHL courier delivery at an additional cost to ensure safe receipt of your documents. All DHL orders must be placed before 16 June 2017. Orders received after this date will be refunded and documents will be sent by standard non tracked mail.

Should you require any additional free award confirmation letter(s) prior to this they can be printed through the iExeter student record system or requested directly from the SID Desk:

Email: sid@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone (UK callers): 0300 555 0444
Telephone (international callers): +44 (0)1392 724724.

Additional copies of your transcript and certificate

Additional copies of your transcript and certificate can be requested once you have been awarded via the online store. Please note that any extra documents ordered will be sent via separate mail and will not be included with those issued at your graduation ceremony.

iExeter

Changing your ceremony

Under normal circumstances due to large numbers of guests and students attending our ceremonies we are unable to accommodate requests to attend graduation at a different time of the year.
If you are doing a combined subject degree and wish to graduate with your other subject please contact sid@exeter.ac.uk, where requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For any changes to your ceremony date due to exceptional circumstances, these will need to be considered by the graduation team on a case-by-case basis. Please email sid@exeter.ac.uk.

Award documentation

If you have not registered your attendance, or you have advised that you will not be attending your award documents will be posted to your Home address on 10 July 2017

You must ensure your home address in the Student Record system is correct before 16 June 2017.

If your documents have not been received within 14 working days of being sent and you have ensured the delivery address was correct we can arrange for a free replacement.

Failure to update/confirm your home address will require you to order replacement documents at a charge. Replacement documents can be ordered via the online store.

Failure to advise of non delivery by 28 July 2017 address will require you to order replacement documents at a charge. Replacement documents can be ordered via the online store

If your documents are to be posted to an address outside the UK we strongly advise that you order DHL courier delivery at an additional cost to ensure safe receipt of your documents. All DHL orders must be placed before 16 June 2017. Orders received after this date will be refunded and documents will be sent by standard non tracked mail.

Under normal circumstances due to large numbers of guests and students attending our ceremonies we are unable to accommodate requests to attend graduation at a different time of the year.

If you are doing a combined subject degree and wish to graduate with your other subject please contact