Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2024 will take place on 5th March 2024.

All graduands eligible to attend March’s graduation ceremonies will receive an email with the time and date of their specific ceremony. From this email you will be able to confirm your attendance at graduation and purchase any guest tickets for the ceremony. You will also be able to book your academic dress (gown, hood and mortar board), which is mandatory for graduation, as well as selecting photography options for the day if you wish (non-mandatory). 

The deadline for confirming your attendance at our March Ceremonies is Friday 2nd February 2024.

Guest tickets will be allocated to our graduands and we will request payment on Tuesday 6th February 2024.

The deadline for ticket payment will be Monday 19th February 2024.

The deadline for booking your academic robes will be the Tuesday 20th February 2024.

On the day, you will first collect your gown and have the opportunity for professional photography at the University’s Severn Campus. You’ll then make your way to your ceremony, which will be held at the magnificent Worcester Cathedral.

Following the ceremony, all graduates plus their guests with tickets and University staff are invited to return to the Severn Campus for a celebratory reception.

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Ceremonies 2024

Our ceremonies will occur across 5th March as follows:

Ceremony One: Courses in Schools of Allied Health and Community, Medical School, Nursing & Midwifery, Science & the Environment, Sport and Exercise Science.

Ceremony Two: Courses in Schools of Arts, Humanities, Psychology, Institute of Education and Worcester Business School.


Ceremony One - timings

8:00am and 9:15am - Arrive at Severn campus for academic dress collection & photography

Walk to Cathedral 20 minutes

10:00am -  Arrive at Cathedral

10:10am - All Graduates & guests seated in Cathedral

10:30am - 12:00pm - Ceremony

Walk back to Severn campus 20 minutes 

12:30 - 2:00pm - Reception at Severn campus

2:00pm - Depart Severn campus

Ceremony Two - timings

Between 10:30 and 11:45 - Arrive at Severn campus for academic dress collection & photography

Walk to Cathedral 20 minutes

12:30pm -  Arrive at Cathedral

12:40pm - All Graduates & guests  seated in Cathedral

1.00 - 2.15pm - Ceremony

Walk back to Severn campus 20 minutes 

2:45 - 4:15pm - Reception at Severn campus

4:15 - Depart Severn campus


Parking information

There is no parking or drop off available the Cathedral itself. If you are driving, you will need to park at a public pay and display car park or park at the University Arena Car Park. 

The nearest car parks to the Cathedral are King Street (Sidbury) Car ParkWorcester Cathedral Square NCPClare Street Car Park and Copenhagen Street Car Park

If you need to be dropped off at the Cathedral, you are recommended to stop in the King Street Car Park and make your way up Severn Street to the ‘North door’.