Robing will take place on the ground floor from 14:00. All hired items (gowns, hoods, hats) must be returned to the Eurojet kiosk by 20:00 at the latest.
Photography on the day
Photography will commence at 14:00 in the foyer (only for those who have pre-ordered and paid). Photography will be available before the Ceremony until 16:30.
Guests are permitted to take photographs and use their own video cameras during the Ceremony, but are politely asked to avoid disturbing other guests when using this equipment. The use of tripods in the theatre is strictly prohibited.
The ceremony will be recorded and will be made available to all graduands attending free of charge.
In the Hall
The Hall will be open from 16:00. Graduands MUST sit in the seat allocated to them. You cannot choose where you sit, nor request to be seated next to friends. All allocations have been made in alphabetical order, according to award and this is the order in which you will be going onto the stage. Medical School staff will check that graduands are properly seated.
The School will run a graduation rehearsal on the morning of the graduation at 10:00 which you are required to attend. The rehearsal will take place at the Municipal Theatre, and free transportation will be available at exactly 09:40 at the entrance of the Medical School. Otherwise students are expected to arrive at the Theatre by 09:50 and report at the reception desk.
Graduation Ceremony 2015
At the opening of the Ceremony, please rise and remain standing by your seat until the Academic Procession has entered the Hall and taken their seats on stage.
At the point in the ceremony when you are next on stage, a member of staff will ask you to leave your seat and proceed to the foot of the steps leading to the stage from the right (as you face the stage).
After your name is announced, you will walk to the centre of the stage and shake hands with the Medical School Executive Dean and the SGUL Principal. You will continue across the stage and down the steps on the other side. You will then be directed back to your seat.
Further instructions will be given during the rehearsal.
At the appropriate point in the Ceremony, graduands will be requested to stand and read the Pledge under the direction of the Principal. Members of the audience are requested to remain seated.
At the close of the Ceremony, please rise and remain standing by your seat until the Academic Procession has left the auditorium. Graduates can then leave the Hall.
To share the celebration with your family, friends, staff and fellow students you are invited to a reception in the gardens of the municipal building following the Ceremony.
Graduands and staff are asked to dress smartly. Academic hoods are normally attached either under a tie or to a central blouse/dress button. Women might like to bear this in mind when deciding on appropriate dress for the occasion. You might also want to bring safety pins, which can be useful in keeping your hood in place. Hairgrips are also handy for keeping your hat securely in position!
If you, or any of your guests, require any special arrangements for the Graduation Ceremony please notify us when you reserve your guest tickets. This is to ensure appropriate seating is allocated for you and/or your guest(s).