Your graduation day

Your graduation day - your checklist

  • Aim to arrive on campus at least 2 hours before the ceremony is due to begin
  • Register in the Small Hall and collect your graduand and guest tickets
  • Collect your gown from the Norcroft Centre
  • Visit the photography studios (not compulsory) - if there is time you can go before the ceremony but make sure you leave plenty of time to register and be seated on time 
  • Make sure to be seated in the Great Hall 30 minutes before the ceremony is due to start
  • Remember to return your gown to the Norcroft centre by the closing time

If you and/or your guests require seating adjustments for your graduation ceremony, please ensure you provide full details when completing the e:Vision reply task or the reply form.

Please read the guidance on disabled access on campus.

Registration takes place in the Small Hall (D Floor of Richmond Building).  Registration will open 08:00-15:30.

You must register for your graduation ceremony no later than 30 minutes before your ceremony is due to start.  Please ensure that you register on time as we cannot guarantee you entry into the ceremony if you are late.

If you are running late due to unavoidable circumstances please call ahead and advise us on 01274 233002.

You will need to bring your UB number in order to register for your ceremony.  This will appear on your graduand ticket email or your student ID card.

At registration we will issue you with your seat number along with the graduation booklet and any guest tickets you have been allocated. Guest tickets are not numbered - guests will be guided to available seats by stewards in the Great Hall.

Once you have registered, you and your guests should proceed to the Great Hall and take your seats.

Transport and parking

Bradford is well served by public transport, having good bus services and two train stations nearby. The local council also has a number of wheelchair-accessible taxis.

The University of Bradford has car parking facilities available, but there are some restrictions which form part of our support for an environmental policy on car use.

If you are a blue badge holder you will have access to parking bays located in the visitors' car park near to the entrance of Richmond Building on City Campus.

You will need to enter the campus via the barrier on Tumbling Hill Street to be able to access these.

On campus

Assistance is available on campus as necessary to access gowning, photography and catering facilities.

The majority of the University campus is wheelchair accessible, despite the difficulties of having changes in level.

The Great Hall, where the ceremonies take place, can be accessed by taking the lift to the first floor (D floor) and entering the hall via the side doors facing onto the Atrium.

Stewards will be on hand to assist students and guests to their seats.

Access to the stage

Access to the stage for graduands is by a flight of steps.

If you are unable to climb the steps, arrangements can be made for access via the lift and seating arranged on the platform. Please provide details of any requirements on your e:Vision reply form

Access to guest seating area

Access to guest level seating can be made via the Great Hall side doors facing the Atrium.

When completing the e:Vision reply form please include details of wheelchair users and any guests with other mobility problems for whom level access seating is required

Additional requirements

If you and/or your guests require particular seating arrangements due to a disability, you must ensure that full details are provided when completing your reply form.

These details are important to ensure that the appropriate arrangements are made.

If you need to contact us directly regarding any requirements please email us.

The graduation ceremonies are held on the University's main City Campus. 

When travelling to Bradford on the day of your graduation ceremony it is very important that you allow plenty of time to make your journey.

We recommend that you allow sufficient time to travel to the venue (Great Hall on City Campus) with ample time to collect your ceremony tickets, graduation gown and have any photographs taken.

Parking

There will be limited parking available on City Campus on graduation ceremony days and this is provided on a first come, first served basis. Alternatively, please see information about local car parks in Bradford.

Parking is also available for guests who are Blue Badge holders.

If you have any queries regarding this please email us.

You are welcome to use the Prayer Room on campus on Graduation day. It is located in the Carlton Building.

See our campus maps page for directions.