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Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation Ceremonies for the University of Wolverhampton take place in Spring and September at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Upcoming Ceremonies

December 2017

A graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday 7th December 2017 at 3pm in the Chancellor's Hall for Postgraduate International Students (non- EU) who have been conferred with an award by 18th November 2017.

Invitations to attend this ceremony will soon open via the graduation page on e:Vision.

Spring 2018

Graduation ceremonies for Postgraduate students and all students from the Institute of Health will take place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th March 2018.

Invitations to attend this ceremony will be available via the graduation page on e:Vision mid January.

September 2018

Graduation ceremonies for all students will take place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton between Thursday 13th - Friday 21st September.

 

Under no circumstances should you contact the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre directly about these ceremonies.

Students should check the graduation page on e:Vision for further information regarding their ceremony.

Apply to Attend

Celebrate your achievements with family and friends at a University of Wolverhampton graduation ceremony.

How to Apply

Students may now apply to attend the September graduation ceremony via the graduation page on e:Vision. Applications to attend graduation will close on Friday 11th August 2017 and late applications will not be considered.
 
  

Guest tickets

Guest tickets will be charged at £15 per person. Guest tickets will go on sale at 12pm on Monday 14th August 2017 and all graduates will be reserved a set number of tickets (at least 2) which must be purchased by 9am on Monday 21st August 2017. Further tickets will be relased at 12pm on Monday 21st August 2017 (subject to availability), and tickets sales will close 9am on Tuesday 29th August 2017.

A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase on the day of your ceremony, from the Grand Theatre box office.

All guest tickets must be purchased via the graduation page of e:Vision.

Graduation is a ceremonial occasion which young children can find tedious. In the interest of other patrons children under 8 years of age will not be admitted to the theatre auditorium.

Students with a UK address will have their guest tickets posted to them. Students with an overseas address must collect their tickets from the Grand Theatre on the day of their ceremony. Tickets will be allocated together, even if purchases were made on different dates.

Academic Robes

All graduates must wear smart attire to their ceremony.  Students not wearing the correct academic gown will not be presented for their award.

Students should order their gown from Ede and Ravenscroft. The deadline for students to order their gowns for the September ceremonies is Friday 8th September 2017.

Gowns must be collected and returned on the day of your ceremony from the 4th floor of the MC Building City Campus.

Portrait and Presentation Photos

Photography

The University's official photographer offers portrait and presentation photography services at graduation. Visit H Tempest's website for more information.

Digital photos

Digital photos are taken of each finalist as they are presented with their award. These can be purchased immediately after the ceremony from the Harrison Learning Centre, MD Block, City Campus.

You can also view and purchase your graduation portraits online. Just visit Tempest Photography.

Please use the University's Official Appointed Graduation Photography Service

The University has appointed Tempest Photography as its official Graduation Photography service. Please be aware that other photographers may approach you. They may even try to persuade you that they are official. They are not. Should any other supplier approach you offering photography services, please understand that they do so without the approval, authorisation or consent of your University and and the standards of the service they offer cannot be assured. Any commission the University obtains through its contract with Tempest Photography is re-invested into enhancing the student experience. If you choose to take up their alternative service, you risk using a supplier with;

  • no permission to use the University crest
  • No foil-blocking on mounts
  • Limited product range
  • Poor after-sales service
  • Flawed studio set-up
  • Negligible or no industry qualifications
  • Inferior equipment, paper and mounts
  • Environmentally unsound processes

For peace of mind and to ensure your day and your achievement are commemorated in they way they deserve to by, choose Tempest Photography.

  • Official University Crest - foil-blocked onto mounts
  • Studio Photography - Qualified portrait photographers
  • Ceremony Photography - You receiving your award
  • Environmental Policy - fully vetted by your University
  • Technology - The most advanced digital laboratory in Europe
  • Products - Matchless range of high-quality packs and frames
  • After-sales - Always somebody ready to take your call
  • Special Offers - Free mini-prints

Graduation Gifts, DVDs and Souvenirs

As a souvenir of your time spent at Wolverhampton, we have a selection of gifts - both decorative and practical - available to purchase through our GoShop store.

Where to buy

On the day: Pop into our GoShop, located in the Students' Union, MD building.

Online: All gifts and souvenirs, are available to buy online through our e-store GoShop.

Graduation DVD

You can order your graduation DVD online Graduation September DVD.  A 10% discount is available on all orders placed by Thursday 14th September; use the coupon code wolves10.

On the Day

Please read the On the day Graduation Information - 7th December 2017 (PDF 292K, Downloads file) to ensure you make the most of your day.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Services Team by emailing: graduates@wlv.ac.uk.

Graduation Checklist

Your graduation day is going to be very busy, ensuring you have everything you need is important. So download our checklist to ensure your day runs smoothly.

Graduation Checklist (PDF 209K, Downloads file)

Travel Guidance

University of Wolverhampton graduation ceremonies are held at the Grand Theatre.

The Grand Theatre is located: Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE. Take a look at our Interactive map.

If travelling by bus or train you will find that the Grand Theatre is walking distance from both stations. Bus routes can be found via the National Express and Train routes can be found via National Rail Enquiries.

Graduation Party 2017

Graduates, it's time to celebrate!

Join your fellow alumni to party in style!

At the 2017 Graduation Party

 

Saturday 23 September, 8pm
@ WV1 Terrace, Molineux Stadium

 

Tickets and further information

Contact Us

Please visit the graduation FAQ section for help with graduation ceremony questions.

If you still then need to contact a member of staff please log any questions regarding graduation on the Evision Helpdesk via your Evision account on the current students webpage