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Spring graduation 2019

Dates: Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019
Location: University Chapel, St Mary's University

There will be seven ceremonies in total across two days. Your ceremony date and time is specified on your invitation.

Friday 29th March
  • 11am Ceremony
  • 1pm Ceremony
  • 3pm Ceremony
Saturday 30th March
  • 9.30am Ceremony
  • 11.30am Ceremony
  • 1.30pm Ceremony
  • 3.30pm Ceremony

Graduands should arrive approximately an hour before their ceremony to collect their tickets and gown. Tickets are only available for collection on the day. A clearly signposted Ticket Collection desk will be situated in the main refectory.

Dress Code

It is compulsory for graduands to wear academic dress for their graduation ceremony, and all graduands must follow the dress code below for their ceremony and the post-ceremony celebration:

  • Male Graduands: Dark suit, white shirt and a tie
  • Female Graduands: Smart formal wear

If you have any queries about this dress code, please  contact


All eligible graduands will receive an invitation by email. These webpages contain the same information as the invitation, along with notes for graduands and their guests on what to expect in each ceremony.

Additional support needs

Whilst the main Chapel can be accessed via a lift, the post-ceremony celebration takes place in a historical building and is not easily accessible by wheelchair.  If you or any of your guests are a wheelchair user, then please let us know when booking your tickets online and we will contact you directly to make arrangements.

Please note that we do reserve the right to close ticket bookings early, and also to change ceremony times if this becomes necessary.


There is no parking on campus, but the University is easily reached by South Western trains alighting at Strawberry Hill station. If you are a Blue Badge holder, parking will be made available for you where available. Please indicate this when booking your tickets.


All Graduands should receive their certificates prior to the ceremony by post. 


Summer graduation 2019

Summer graduation ceremonies are predominantly for Undergraduate students and will take place on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July at Westminster Cathedral.

Formal invitations with ceremony times and full details will be emailed to students’ university email accounts nearer to the time.

For any queries please contact