Graduation Timeline

Graduation is arguably one of the high-points in your University career. At Loughborough we try to make it a special occasion, with opportunities to make memories that will last a lifetime. Please see below some important steps in the run up to graduation.

Hire your graduation gown

Hire your academic dress (hat, hood and gown) from Ede and Ravenscroft at least 21 days prior to the ceremony. 

Ceremony dates

Ceremony dates for Institutes will be confirmed late October/early November. 

E-invitations sent

Invitations will be sent via email to eligible students by the 2nd November. If you were expecting an invitation and have not received one by the 2nd November, please email for further investigation.

Visa application

Contact the Graduation Office (+44 (0) 1509 222491) if you are an overseas student to require a letter to confirm your graduation ceremony date to support a visa application. 

Deadline for booking your place

Online booking is now closed.  If you have not yet confirmed your attendance at the ceremony, or wish to change your booking, please email the Graduation Office at

Check your data consent preferences

Check your data consent preferences in Self Service to ensure you are included/excluded from the graduation programme and other promotional materials. Student who have not given this consent will be contacted by the Graduation Office. 

Additional needs

Inform the Graduation Office if you have any additional needs - for example, if you require assistance to cross the stage. The stage is accessible via stairs or ramps. 

PGT Programme Boards and results

Throughout November, Programme Boards are held and results are released. If your results have not been published by Monday 26th November 2018, your award will not be conferred at a December 2018 graduation ceremony.

Fee payment

Friday 30th November is the deadline for results to be published. All outstanding academic fees must be paid in order for results to be released. If your results are not available via MyResults but you have paid all fees, please contact us. 


Approximately 1 week before the ceremony, E-tickets will be sent and the availability of extra guest tickets will be confirmed. If you have not received your e-ticket by Friday 7 December, please contact the Graduation Office