Summer 2018 Graduation Ceremonies 

If you wish to attend any of the ceremonies and take part in the Procession please complete the form as necessary. The limitations of accommodation make it impossible to guarantee tickets for members of staff who do not take part in the Processions. The Summer Graduation Ceremonies will take place in the Elphinstone Hall, King's College, as indicated in the Schedule of Ceremonies. Please note that you are asked to respond no later than Monday 30 April.

Those taking part in the Procession should assemble in the James Mackay Hall, King's College, as follows:

Monday 18 June (11.00 a.m. ceremony) no later than 10.35 a.m.
Monday 18 June (3.00 p.m. ceremony) no later than 2.35 p.m.
Tuesday 19 June (10.00 a.m. ceremony) no later than 9.35 a.m.
Tuesday 19 June (1.30 p.m. ceremony) no later than 1.05 p.m.
Tuesday 19 June (4.30 p.m. ceremony) no later than 4.05 p.m.
Tuesday 19 June (7.30 p.m. ceremony) no later than 7.05 p.m.
Wednesday 20 June (11.00 a.m. ceremony) no later than 10.35 a.m.
Wednesday 20 June (3.00 p.m. ceremony) no later than 2.35 p.m.
Thursday 21 June (11.00 a.m. ceremony) no later than 10.35 a.m.
Thursday 21 June (3.00 p.m. ceremony) no later than 2.35 p.m.
Thursday 21 June (6.30 p.m. ceremony) no later than 6.05 p.m.
Friday 22 June (11.00 a.m. ceremony) no later than 10.35 a.m.
Friday 22 June (3.00 p.m. ceremony) no later than 2.35 p.m.
Children's University Graduation (Saturday 23 June 2018)  

 

All members of the University taking part in the Procession should wear dark clothes and (if entitled to do so) academic dress, with the gentlemen wearing white bow ties. Ede & Ravenscroft have been appointed as the University's official robe suppliers and will provide staff with academic dress without charge providing the order is placed before the deadline. If you wish to order academic dress, please indicate your requirements on the form.


Subject to availability, those who process will be offered a ticket for their spouse/guest for any ceremony at which they will take part. Due to the limited capacity of Elphinstone Hall those requesting guest tickets will be allocated tickets for the King's College Conference Centre, where the ceremonies will be shown via live video link. If you wish to obtain such a ticket for any of the ceremonies please indicate this also on the form.


Guest tickets and Processing instructions will be despatched, approximately one week before the graduation ceremonies. Those processing will not require a graduation ticket.


It is necessary for me to know by Monday 30 April how many will be attending the ceremonies so that the number of tickets available for distribution to graduands can be assessed and to enable us to place the staff gown order in sufficient time to avoid staff being charged for the hire of their robes. The Firemaster has insisted that we adhere rigidly to the maximum seating he has authorised for graduation ceremonies. Your cooperation in returning the form by this date will be very much appreciated.


Yours sincerely,


Dr Rachael Bernard

Acting Academic Registrar

gradstaff@abdn.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1224 273936