Graduation Venues and Schedules

Itinerary and venues

Two hours before the ceremony – sign-in, collect your tickets and academic dress

Location: Vinson Building, Hunter Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EG

When you arrive for your graduation the first thing to do is head to the Vinson Building to sign-in, collect your tickets and pick up your academic dress. Sign-in will open two hours before your assigned ceremony and close an hour before the ceremony starts. All graduands must have signed in. Latecomers will not be admitted to the Ceremony.

45 minutes before the ceremony – church doors open

Location: St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Castle Street, Buckingham. MK18 1BS

Once you’re dressed in your academic robes make your way to St Peter and St Paul’s Church for the Ceremony. All guest and graduands should be seated at least half an hour before the start of your assigned Ceremony.

During the ceremony

Location: St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Castle Street, Buckingham. MK18 1BS

Graduands will be given a seat number when they sign-in, it’s important that you sit in the right seat as this is the order than names are called.

Ceremonies usually last about an hour.

After the ceremony – reception

Location: Beloff Lawn

After the Ceremony, you will be directed towards the Beloff Lawn for the reception. Where you can meet your guests, take photos and congratulate friends.

After the reception, you must remember to return your cap and gown to the Vinson Building.

Monday 25 October 2021

Ceremony 1 - 11am

Schools:

  • School of Business
  • School of Computing
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • Postgraduate Medicine and Allied Health

Completion Date*: Graduands who have had degrees awarded by Senate between 22 March 2021 and 31 August 2021

Schedule

  • 9-10am: Sign-in, ticket collect and gown collection
  • 10.15am: Church doors open
  • 11-12pm: Ceremony
  • 12.15-1.15pm: Reception

Ceremony 2 - 4pm

Schools: Undergraduate Medicine

Completion Date*: 2020 Graduates and 2021 Graduates

Schedule

  • 1:30-3pm: Sign-in, ticket collect and gown collection
  • 3:15pm: Church doors open
  • 4-5pm: Ceremony
  • 5:15-6:15pm: Reception

Saturday 6 November 2021

Ceremony 1 - 10am

Faculty of Education

Completion Date*: Graduands who have had degrees awarded by Senate between 22nd March 2021 and 31st August 2021.

Schedule

  • 8-9am: Sign-in, ticket collect and gown collection
  • 9:15am: Church doors open
  • 10-11am: Ceremony
  • 11:15-12:15pm: Reception

Ceremony 2 - 1pm

Faculty of Education

Completion Date*: Graduands who have had degrees awarded by Senate between 22 March 2021 and 31 August 2021.

Schedule

  • 10:30-12pm: Sign-in, ticket collect and gown collection
  • 12:15am: Church doors open
  • 1-2pm: Ceremony
  • 2:15-3:15pm: Reception

Ceremony 3 - 4pm

Faculty of Education

Completion Date*: Graduands who have had degrees awarded by Senate between 22 March 2021 and 31 August 2021.

Schedule

  • 1:30-3pm: Sign-in, ticket collect and gown collection
  • 3:15pm: Church doors open
  • 4-5pm: Ceremony
  • 5:15-6:15pm: Reception

*If you have completed after this date range, you will be eligible for the next Graduation Ceremonies details of which will be communicated to you in your official results email from Registry.

July 2022 Ceremonies

Any student completing after 31 August 2021 will be eligible to Graduate in July 2022.

We will also be holding conferral ceremonies in July 2022 for students that have not had the opportunity to attend a ceremony in March 2020 and March 2021 in light of COVID-19.

All ceremonies will take place week commencing Monday 25 July 2022.