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Graduation day timetable

Find out where you need to be and when on the day of your ceremony.

There are four ceremonies a day at 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm.

For more detailed information on what to expect on the day of your ceremony, visit our on the day webpage.

Timings for the 10am ceremony

From 8am

Collect your gown and have your official photographs taken.

Gown collection opens for you to collect your pre-ordered gown. You can order your gown and photography in advance from Graduation Attire.

The venues for gown collection and photographs will be different in May, June, and July so please refer to your ticket email for details.

Guests do not need to accompany their graduate to collect their gown but can take part in photographs.

9am

Doors to Bath Abbey open.

Guests should enter the Abbey using the front door. Ushers at the door will ask to see the ticket email sent out in advance.

Graduates must check-in with staff at the registration desk in the marquee at the rear door to the Abbey. You will then enter the Abbey via the rear door.

9.30am

Doors to the Abbey will close. All guests and graduates must be seated.

You must check-in at the Abbey before 9.30am to make sure your name is read out in the ceremony.

9.45am

Listen to the briefing by the Head Usher 15 minutes before your ceremony begins.

The briefing will detail the procedure for crossing the stage and give guidance to guests on clapping and photography.

10am

Ceremony starts.

Latecomers will not be admitted so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

11am approx

Ceremony finishes.

We recommend arranging a meeting point a short distance away from the Abbey as the area will be very busy.

7pm

Photography studios close.

7.30pm

Gown return deadline.

Please make sure you return your gown to avoid an additional charge.

Timings for the 12.30pm ceremony

From 8am

Collect your gown and have your official photographs taken.

Gown collection opens for graduates to collect their pre-ordered gown. You can order your gown and photography in advance from Graduation Attire.

The venues for gown collection and photographs will be different in May, June and July so please refer to your ticket email for details.

Guests do not need to accompany their graduate to collect their gown but can take part in photographs.

11.30am

Doors to Bath Abbey open.

Guests should enter the Abbey using the front door. Ushers at the door will ask to see the ticket email sent out in advance.

Graduates must check-in with staff at the registration desk in the marquee at the rear door to the Abbey. You will then enter the Abbey via the rear door.

12pm

Doors to the Abbey will close. All guests and graduates must be seated.

You must check-in at the Abbey before 12pm to make sure your name is read out in the ceremony.

12.15pm

Listen to the briefing by the Head Usher 15 minutes before your ceremony begins.

The briefing will detail the procedure for crossing the stage and give guidance to guests on clapping and photography.

12.30pm

Ceremony starts.

Latecomers will not be admitted so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

1.30pm approx

Ceremony finishes.

We recommend arranging a meeting point a short distance away from the Abbey as the area will be very busy.

7pm

Photography studios close.

7.30pm

Gown return deadline.

Please make sure you return your gown to avoid an additional charge.

Timings for the 3pm ceremony

From 12.30pm

Collect your gown and have your official photographs taken.

Gown collection opens for graduates to collect their pre-ordered gown. You can order your gown and photography in advance from Graduation Attire.

The venues for gown collection and photographs will be different in May, June and July so please refer to your ticket email for details.

Guests do not need to accompany their graduate to collect their gown but can take part in photographs.

2pm

Doors to Bath Abbey open.

Guests should enter the Abbey using the front door. Ushers at the door will ask to see the ticket email sent out in advance.

Graduates should check-in with staff at the registration desk in the marquee at the rear door to the Abbey. You will then enter the Abbey via the rear door.

2.30pm

Doors to the Abbey will close. All guests and graduates must be seated.

You must check-in at the Abbey before 2.30pm to make sure your name is read out in the ceremony.

2.45pm

Listen to the briefing by the Head Usher 15 minutes before your ceremony begins.

The briefing will detail the procedure for crossing the stage and give guidance to guests on clapping and photography.

3pm

Ceremony starts.

Latecomers will not be admitted so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

4pm approx

Ceremony finishes.

We recommend arranging a meeting point a short distance away from the Abbey as the area will be very busy.

7pm

Photography studios close.

7.30pm

Gown return deadline.

Please make sure you return your gown to avoid an additional charge.

Timings for the 5.30pm ceremony

From 12.30pm

Collect your gown and have your official photographs taken.

Gown collection opens for graduates to collect their pre-ordered gown. You can order your gown and photography in advance from Graduation Attire.

The venues for gown collection and photographs will be different in May, June and July so please refer to your ticket email for details.

Guests do not need to accompany their graduate to collect their gown but can take part in photographs.

4.30pm

Doors to Bath Abbey open.

Guests should enter the Abbey using the front door. Ushers at the door will ask to see the ticket email sent out in advance.

Graduates must check-in with staff at the registration desk in the marquee at the rear door to the Abbey. You will then enter the Abbey via the rear door.

5pm

Doors to the Abbey will close. All guests and graduates must be seated.

You must check-in at the Abbey before 5.00pm to make sure your name is read out in the ceremony.

5.15pm

Listen to the briefing by the Head Usher 15 minutes before your ceremony begins.

The briefing will detail the procedure for crossing the stage and give guidance to guests on clapping and photography.

5.30pm

Ceremony starts.

Latecomers will not be admitted so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

6.30pm approx

Ceremony finishes.

We recommend arranging a meeting point a short distance away from the Abbey as the area will be very busy.

7pm

Photography studios close.

7.30pm

Gown return deadline.

Please make sure you return your gown to avoid an additional charge.