Graduation Venues and Schedules

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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: Vinson Building / Beloff Lawn

After the Ceremony, you will be directed to a 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.

Scheduling information

Click on your ceremony below for more details. The scheduling of your graduation ceremony is based on your course of study and the number of graduate and guest seats available at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church. Whilst every effort is made to reserve and maintain your place in the ceremony to which you were invited, we may sometimes have to re-allocate you to another ceremony on a different date or time; for example, if uptake unexpectedly exceeds capacity.

March 2024 Ceremonies

Friday 15 March 2024

Ceremony 1 - Friday 15 March at 10am

School

Computing and Law

Please note: The School of Psychology has been rescheduled to Ceremony 3 – for more details please see the itinerary sent to the email address you provided at the point of graduation sign-up.

Schedule

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

Ceremony 2 - Friday 15 March at 1pm

School

Business, Allied Health and Postgraduate Medicine

Schedule

  • 11:15am-12:15pm: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 12:15pm: Church doors open
  • 1pm: Ceremony
  • 2:15pm: Reception

Ceremony 3 - Friday 15 March at 4pm

School

Humanities, Social Sciences and Psychology

Please note: Psychology graduates have now joined this ceremony; full details are provided in the itinerary sent to your email address provided at the point of graduation sign up.

Schedule

  • 2:15pm-3:15pm: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 3:15pm: Church doors open
  • 4pm: Ceremony
  • 5:15pm: Reception

Saturday 16 March 2024

Ceremony 4 - Saturday 16 March at 10am

School

Education

Schedule

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

July 2024 Ceremony

Ceremony 1 - Thursday 4 July at 1pm

School

MB ChB Medicine

Schedule

  • 11:15am to 12:15pm: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 12:15pm: Church doors open
  • 1pm: Ceremony
  • 2pm: Reception

September 2024 Ceremony

Ceremony 1 - Saturday 7 September 2024

School

Education

Schedule

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