It is approximately a 10-15 minute walk through Victoria Park to De Montfort Hall. Check-in at the Hall opens one hour before your ceremony begins, and closes 20 minutes before it starts. If you arrive once check-in has closed, you may not be allowed in.
When you arrive at De Montfort Hall, you will need to report to one of six registration desks where we will register your attendance and give you your ticket. Please bring your student ID card or any other form of ID (for example your passport or driving licence) with you on the day and present it at the desk to confirm your identity.
You must sit in the seat assigned to you. An usher will advise you when it’s your turn to stand and process across the stage.
You will line up in your row, and it’s essential to stay in this order as you go up onto the stage. We politely ask you to remove your mortarboard (hat) when you are inside the hall and for the duration of the ceremony. Please leave it on your seat as you walk across the stage.
Once your name is called, you will walk across the stage, and shake the hand of the Presiding Officer. If you would rather not shake the hand of the Presiding Officer, please carry your graduation brochure with you as you process – you will find this on your seat (you can leave your brochure on your seat if you would like to shake the Presiding Officer’s hand). You will then make your way back to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony.
To receive your certificate, you will wait in your seat once the ceremony has ended and a member of staff will bring it to you.