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Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation Ceremonies for the University of Wolverhampton take place at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Upcoming Ceremonies

September 2019

Graduation ceremonies will take place between Thursday 12th - Friday 20th September 2019 for all students.

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

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

Apply to Attend

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

How to Apply

Students who are eligible to attend our next graduation ceremony can now apply via the graduation page on e:Vision. Applications will close at 9am on Monday 11th March and late applications will not be accepted.

Guest tickets

Guest tickets will be charged at £15 per person.

Guest Tickets will go on sale at 12pm on Monday 11th March 2019. Initially students will be able to purchase at least 2 tickets. Subject to availability more tickets will be released at 12pm on Monday 18th March on a first come first served basis. Ticket sales will close at 9am on Monday 25th March.

A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase on the day of your ceremony from the Grand Theatre when you register.

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 5 years of age will not be admitted to the theatre auditorium.


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.

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


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

Presentation photos

Digital photos are taken of each finalist as they are presented with their award. These can be purchased immediately after the ceremony.

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 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.

Your FREE Alumni Gifts

When you graduate you become an alumnus of the University

You'll be joining a global alumni community of over 130,000 graduates from more than 130 countires

Visit our Alumni Team desk to collect your FREE graduation gift! .... after your ceremony in the Harrison Library

On the Day

Please read the On the Day Graduation Information (PDF)

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Services Team by emailing:

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) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)

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 Ball 2019 Tickets

Celebrate in style at the University's official Graduation Ball!

Friday 20 September 2019

8pm until late

@ Grand Station, Wolverhampton

Book your Tickets here!


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

Graduation Class Photos

Official class photos will be taken in the University's prestigious Chancellor's Hall, Wulfruna Building (directions),  following graduation ceremonies.

Class photos are FREE to download and will be published within 24 hours on the WLV Alumni Association Facebook page.

Find your Class photo schedule below:

Graduation Class Photos - Ceremony 17 April 2019 (2pm) (PDF)

Graduation Class Photos - Ceremony 17 April 2019 (5.30pm) (PDF)

Graduation Class Photos - Ceremony 18 April 2019 (10am) (PDF)

Graduation Class Photos - Ceremony 18 April 2019 (2pm) (PDF)


WLV Alumni Association

Alumni means graduate - once you graduate we are proud to welcome you as alumni of the University of Wolverhampton.

Our Alumni Association community is more than 130,000 graduates strong from over 130 countires worldwide.

Make sure you stay in touch - visit your WLV Alumni Association!