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Warwick Celebrates - On the Day (PM)

Please be aware: Doors to Butterworth Hall will close promptly at 2.30pm for graduands and guests.

Students in photoshoot

On Arrival - Ticket and Robe collection

On arrival, head to the first floor of the Rootes Building. Ticket and robe collection is in Rootes Restaurant (access for graduands only). Here, graduands will collect:
  • Their graduand ticket (yellow). Please keep this with you at all times. This has your seat number for the ceremony
  • Guest tickets, including any extra tickets you have paid for. These should be passed to guests as graduands and guests will be entering through different doors
  • Check that you are wearing the correct hoodLink opens in a new window
Two graduates smiling at the camera

Before the Ceremony - What to do

  • Read through the following information, and keep an eye on the time - graduands and guests must be seated by 2.30pm
  • Store any luggage/coats in the Arts Centre cloakroom (subject to capacity)
  • Find out about the benefits and opportunities available to you as a Warwick graduate by visiting our alumni stand in the Arts Centre foyer or Rootes Building

  • Have your pre-booked professional photos (Ede and Ravenscroft) taken in Rootes Restaurant
  • Visit our graduation shop outside the Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre
  • Go to the bathroom! Once you're seated in the Butterworth Hall, you cannot leave until our final seating checks are complete
  • Share the link to the live stream with friends and family
Students queueing

From 1.30pm

  • Guests with Butterworth Hall tickets should make their way to the ground floor Butterworth Hall doors and guests with Cinema tickets upstairs to Cinema 1
    • The earlier they are seated, the better the seat
    • Guests with pre-booked accessible seating have seats reserved for them in the Hall and do not need to queue
  • Graduands should get ready to enter the Butterworth Hall. Graduands enter via Door 1 on the first floor of Warwick Arts Centre from approx. 1.45pm. Graduands with accessibility requirements should enter via the ground floor Butterworth Hall doors. The porters on the door will be able to assist you
Students lining up for graduation

Doors to Ceremony close 2.30pm

Doors to Butterworth Hall will close promptly at 2.30pm for graduands and guests.

Graduands not in the Hall and seated in their allocated seat by this time will not be able to graduate in the ceremony.

  Music Centre Performers

Performance times: 1pm and 1.50pm for 30 mins

Warwick Arts Centre Foyer

Students walking

Your Honorary Graduates and Alumni Speakers

January 2024 PM Ceremonies

Graduate getting photo

In the Hall - arrive by 2.30pm

Once in the hall:

  • Graduands should find and take the designated seat. Graduand seats will have a card with your name on it
  • Guests will be directed to a seat by Warwick Arts Centre stewards. Please take your seats promptly and do not leave any gaps
  • From 2.30-3pm, graduands should ensure they are sat in their allocated seats. This is when we will be doing our final seating check. It is very important that you are sat in your allocated seat. If you move seats, your name will be crossed off and you will not be allowed to cross the stage
  • Please put your mobile phone on silent, but keep it on to take photos
  • Staff will indicate when it is time for graduands to stand to cross the stage. After crossing the stage and collecting your certificate you will return to the same seat
Graduates with their awards

After your ceremony

Celebrate with family and/or friends and enjoy your day!
  • Share your celebrations with us @UniOfWarwick or #WarwickGrad
  • You will find photo opportunities around the Piazza and Rootes Building to make use of
  • Join your academic department reception events - they will have confirmed with you directly where this is taking place
  • Purchase your graduation (stage crossing) photo from Ede and Ravenscroft's stand on the first floor of the Rootes Building
  • Welcome to the Warwick Alumni Community! We're excited to welcome you to a network of over 285,000 alumni who live and work in over 180 countries and territories globally. Find out more about the benefits and opportunities available to you by visiting our alumni stand in the Arts Centre foyer or Rootes Building

  • Have your professional photos taken in the Rootes Building or purchase souvenirs in Warwick Arts Centre/Rootes Grocery Store, if you did not have time before the ceremony

  • Keep your certificate safe!
  • Please return your robes by 7pm. Robe Return is on the first floor of the Rootes Building - next to where you collected them
Graduates in photoshoot

After Graduation: