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Graduation 2024 information:

Graduation is taking place at The Minister Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth on Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30 October (October half term). Registration opens and guest tickets go on sale in August.

Further details will be published in the summer before registration opens.

Please check your Marjon email and revisit this site as details will be updated as they are announced.

 2023 Ceremonies by course
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Your step by step guide to Graduation

Here is your check-list of everything you will need to do before you attend your ceremony in October. Please read carefully.


  • Once you have completed your degree you are a Graduand (a person who is about to receive an academic degree)

  • Once you have received your degree certificate you will become a Graduate

1. Date

Your ceremonies will be taking place on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October (October half term). The timings and specific ceremony details will be released prior to registration and ticket sales opening in August. 

2. Venue

Your Graduation will be held at The Minister Church of St Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2AD. See the map below for the location and nearest car park. For more information about other car parking facilities in the city visit

Graduation 2015 Guildhall Parking Map

4. Checking your eligibility to graduate

If you fit the following requirements you will be eligible to attend Graduation.

  • Successfully completed your studies
  • Have no outstanding debts to the University

If you do not meet one or more of the above requirements you will NOT be able to attend your ceremony.

Debts must be cleared by contacting Finance  before the end of July 2024. If debts are not cleared by this date reserved tickets will be re-allocated and any purchased tickets will be refunded.

Please contact Registry Services if you are unsure if you have gained enough credits to graduate

4. Update your contact details:

It is your responsibility to make sure that the University has your current contact details to ensure you receive all correspondence about Graduation. This includes:

  • Contact number
  • Postal address
  • Personal email address

Information about Graduation will be sent via your email address.

Certificates will be all be sent out prior to graduation, there will not be anything to pick up on the day.

You can up-date your details in the following areas: or by contacting Student Records

5. Purchase your tickets

To purchase your tickets click here. 

  • All students wishing to attend their ceremony WILL need to register to attend their ceremony via the Graduation Portal. Details about when the portal will open will be emailed to you at your marjon email as well as announced on the website - so please visit regularly for updates.
  • To logon to the portal you will need to enter your date of birth and your student number (the University is NOT allowed to disclose these details to anyone but the student in question) 
  • Once you have registered you will be able to purchase 2 guest tickets online.  An adult ticket is £TBC per person and a child ticket is £TBC per person (children up to 12). Infants (0-4) are free to attend but only if they sit on an adult's lap. Pushchairs and buggies will not be allowed in the main hall as it requires the removal of seats, there will be a buggie point near the registration desk. 
  • Please note for security reasons suitcases & travel bags cannot be stored at the Abbey Hall and will not be permitted into the church.
  • If you are completing re-sits in August, you can still register and reserve your tickets. Re-sit results are published in September - date TBC. On the successful completion of your course you will need to purchase your reserved tickets on or before TBC. If you do not purchase them by this date they will be reallocated.
  • Initially you will be able to purchase 2 guest tickets. Any unsold tickets will be released in October. You will then have the opportunity to purchase further guest tickets on a first come first served basis, should you wish to.
  • When you purchase your ticket/s you will be sent a message from Sage Pay with a unique reference number, this is the number you will need to quote when entering any discussions about ticket purchases.  You will also be sent an email from the University stating the number of tickets you have purchased; this will be your confirmation of purchase. If you do not receive BOTH of these emails it means your purchase was NOT successful and you will need to try again.

 If you have any questions about purchasing tickets please email

6. Invitation letters for International students

When registering for your tickets on the Graduation Portal, you will be asked if you require an invitation letter for yourself and your guests. If you select yes to either of these an automatic email will be sent to a member of the Graduation Team, who will then forward you a letter with the relevant details on.

If you require details like passport numbers and specific names included within the letter, please contact and someone will come back to you in response to your request.

7. Academic dress and hiring a gown

Gowns need to be hired in advance and will be ready to collect when you arrive for your ceremony on the day. Make sure to allow plenty of time to register and collect your gowns. Check ceremony timings. You can hire your gown from the official contractor - tbc.  The gown hire website will be live once the tickets go on sale. If you have ordered a gown and cannot attend the ceremony you must inform Wippells at least 48 hours before the Graduation.  Refund requests should be made directly to TBC

8. Photography

There are official photographers at the event - TBC. They provide different packages that can be decided upon on the day or you can pre-book a time slot, before or after your ceremonyby following this link to their website 

9. Access to information

Information about graduation will be communicated in the Graduation section of the University website and by email. Please note access to your marjon email will cease in the Autumn so please make sure you have updated your contact details (see point 4). 

10. University Photography and Filming

  • Graduate and their guests will need to be aware that the ceremonies will be filmed and photographed and may be used on promotional material by the University. If you have any concerns around this, please contact the Graduation Team at
  • Ceremonies will be live streamed on the day; and they will be filmed and uploaded to the graduation web pages the following week after the ceremonies have taken place.

11. Local press coverage

Marjon endeavours to get the names of graduates and their conferred degrees announced in the local press, The Herald. Degree classifications will not be published. To opt out of this please contact the graduation team at