The Graduation Ceremony
Graduates should arrive at the His Majesty's Theatre between 30-60 minutes before the start of your ceremony.
You can collect your gowns and access the photography two hours before the ceremony starts. Student registration opens one hour before the ceremony starts. Graduates and guests should be seated 20 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
Once you have registered, you will be directed to your allocated seat. You should be wearing your gown and hood before the ceremony starts. RGU ushers will be on hand to guide you through the ceremony and direct you to the stage when it is time to receive your award.
When you proceed to the stage, do not take anything up on the stage with you, this includes your hat. Your hat should be left at your seat with any other belongings, as you will return to the same seat after you have received your award.
Ceremonies last approximately 90 minutes.
At the end of the ceremony you should leave the building promptly. You will have the opportunity to meet your friends and family outside the building.
Enjoy the ceremony, it is your special day!
Parking and Guests
Guests with cars should leave adequate time to find parking spaces. There is plenty of parking in the city centre.
Guest seats are not numbered or allocated, so they can choose where they want to sit once they arrive. If the child is under two then they can sit on a guest's knee. Children over that age will require a ticket due to fire regulations.
There will be a reception after each ceremony at the Sandman Hotel, St Andrew Street. Each graduate will be given three complimentary drinks tokens when they register at His Majesty’s Theatre on the day of graduation.