July 2013 Graduation Ceremonies

July 2013 Graduation Ceremonies

Staff wishing to attend graduation ceremonies and take part in the academic procession should complete an application form by Friday 17 May.

The application form and details of the degrees to be conferred at each ceremony can be accessed at the following link.

Return the form in hard copy to Academic Services, Registry or by email to gradstaff@abdn.ac.uk.    

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.  Please note that the Registry's stock of white bow ties is very limited and the loan of one cannot be guaranteed.

Ede & Ravenscroft are 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 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 to know by Friday 17 May 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 time to avoid staff being charged for the hire of their robes. 

The Firemaster has insisted that we adhere rigidly to the maximum seating that has authorised for graduation ceremonies.