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Key Timings for the Day

The schedule below provides an overview of timings for the day for ceremonies taking place in January 2023. The most important times to note are when the doors close for graduands/graduates and guests. If you are not in the Butterworth Hall by the designated time you will not be able to attend the ceremony so it is vital that you arrive on time.

Fixed Timings

11:00 Ceremony

15:00 Ceremony

Activity

Location

08:30 11:30 Ticket and Robe Collection Opens (Graduands/gradautes ONLY - if you wish to enquire about the possibility of spare guest tickets, please ask here when collecting your pre-allocated tickets) tbc
9:30-10:00 13:30-14:00 Take children to the kids club/crèche (if pre-booked) Students Union HQLink opens in a new window
From 9:30 From 13:30 Guests start to take their seats in the Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts CentreLink opens in a new window
From 9:45 From 13:45 Graduands/graduates to be seated (note: we would advise you not to leave the hall after you have entered) Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts CentreLink opens in a new window
10:15 14:15 Ticket and Robe Collection Closes tbc

10:30

14:30

Doors will close promptly (if you are not seated by the time stated, you will not be permitted to take part in your ceremony)

Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts CentreLink opens in a new window

11:00 15:00 Ceremony commences Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts CentreLink opens in a new window
12:30 16:30 Ceremony scheduled to end (approx) Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts CentreLink opens in a new window
13:00 17:00 Latest time to collect children from the kids club/crèche  Students Union HQLink opens in a new window
Any time after the ceremony, up to 18:30 Any time after the ceremony, up to 18:30 Return robe tbc

Other activities on the day:

Have photographs taken  8:30am-6:30pm, location tbc
Purchase any other souvenirs Any time, Warwick Arts Centre Foyer
Join the Warwick Alumni Any time, Warwick Arts Centre Foyer

Please remember!

  • Guests and graduands/gradautes enter Butterworth Hall via different doors; please make sure you give your guests the correct tickets before you separate from them, and then follow signs to the correct entrance.
  • If you are a wheelchair user or require any assistance please ask a member of our graduation staff or one of our stewards who will be happy to assist you.
  • Doors will close promptly at 10:30am for the 11.00am ceremony, and at 2:30pm for the 3:00pm ceremony for both Graduands/graduates and Guests. We cannot accommodate you if you arrive after doors close and consequently you will not be able to join your ceremony. Your qualification will then be awarded in your absence.
  • Graduands/graduates must sit in the seat they are allocated as names and certificates are called in that order, the seat number which will be printed on your graduand/graduate ticket will correspond with the seat number in the Hall.