Preparing for Graduation
Eligibility to attend
You must have had your award confirmed by the City College Norwich Awards Board to be eligible to graduate and attend the ceremony. You should have received an awards letter confirming the completion of your award, if not please contact the HE Office on the details below.
You must be clear of any outstanding debts owed to the College.
If you are unsure of your award status, please contact the HE Office on 01603 773012 or firstname.lastname@example.org to clarify. If you need to discuss any monies owed to the college, please contact our Finance department.
Academic Gowns are mandatory attire for all graduands. You must hire your gown from Ede and Ravenscroft, please use the link below.
Please order your gowns well in advance of the ceremony (a small number may be available on the day in case of emergency) and before you register for graduation/purchase tickets as you will be required to enter your academic gown order number.
You will be able to collect your gown on the day of the ceremony in the academic gowning marquee. Please ensure this is returned by 5pm on the day.
There will be a Photography Marquee on the day for you to have official photographs taken by our official graduation photographers.
You can book a time slot and pre-order your photographs via the Barrett and Coe website. You can order and pay for photographs on the day but please be aware this may result in having to queue.
Our Marketing Team will also be taking pictures to document the day on social media, website etc. The images may be used to advertise future events and the college's Higher Education courses. The event will also be live streamed by our media department.
Please note, by booking your ticket you consent to being photographed and filmed at the event.
To celebrate your achievements we will be publishing the names of all of our graduates in a special Graduation Brochure for the event. We will also send this to our local media contacts (eg. Evening News & Eastern Daily Press).
If you do not want your details included in the Graduation Brochure or published by the local media, please ensure you select this option when booking your tickets.
If you are not attending graduation and do not want your details to be included, please contact the HE Office on email@example.com by Friday 20th September 2019.
Our Media Production Team will be filming throughout the ceremony. Copies of the finished DVD are available to purchase when ordering your graduation tickets.
They are £20 each, included postage and packaging, and are available in DVD or Blu-Ray format.
Please note, due to the time it takes to edit, produce and dispatch these DVDs, you will receive them several weeks after the Graduation Ceremony.
If you do not wish to be filmed collecting your award, please inform a member of staff on the day.
Our official supplier of graduation mementos, Campus Clothing Company, will be in the Norwich Cathedral Cloisters on the day. You will be able to purchase a variety of items such as hoodies, mugs and teddy bears to commemorate your achievements at City College Norwich.