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Pre-Ceremony Day

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Ceremony Day

  • Travelling to your ceremony

    Car parking will be free of charge for up to 5 hours on both the Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry campuses on the days of ceremonies.

    Please note, if you are planning to travel to the Coleraine campus by train, University Station is currently closed while Translink completes upgrades to the rail network. Please disembark at Portrush or Coleraine Station and use onward bus travel. For the most up-to-date information on bus stops and times, visit Translink's journey planner.

    A discounted QR code for parking will be emailed to students for the Belfast ceremonies in the ICC/Waterfront Hall.

  • Check-in 2 hours before

    You must arrive 2 hours before the ceremony to allow adequate time for pre-ceremony activity:

    • Collection of your academic dress (your gown and mortarboard)
    • Photography available 2 hours before your rehearsal
  • Attend the rehearsal

    It’s essential that you attend your rehearsal. If you miss this, you will not be able to attend the ceremony

  • Your guests

    While you are busy getting prepared, guests can relax with a stroll around the venue, grab a coffee in one of the local cafes or take a seat in the designated waiting area.

    Unfortunately, guests cannot accompany students in the academic dress area, however guests are welcome to attend photography.

  • Graduation booklet

    All attendees will receive a Class of 2023 booklet with your name and award(s) listed.

Post Ceremony Activity

Celebration and Graduation Ceremony Guide