Graduation checklist - everything you need to do before graduation day

Book your place and purchase guest tickets

You will have received an email and postcard from the graduation team inviting you to register your attendance at your graduation ceremony.

The system opens at 12noon on Monday 5 November and closes at 5pm on Thursday 6 December 2018. You can confirm your place here and purchase up to two guest tickets.

You are strongly advised to to book your place as soon as possible and before 5pm on Thursday 6 December 2018 as some ceremonies may sell out.

Additional Tickets

You can purchase additional tickets (subject to availability) from 12noon on Wednesday 12 December to 5pm on Wednesday 19 December 2018.  Details of tickets available and the exact time that the booking process will open and close for your ceremony will be published on our schedule before tickets go on sale.  The number of tickets available and time of sale will be different for each one.

Please Note: This is a different site to the one that you booked your place and original guest tickets. You will only be able to access this site if you have successfully completed and confirmed your place by Thursday 6 December 2018.

Hire a graduation gown

Order your gown before Thursday 10 January  2019 from William Northam, our robing partner.


You can pre book your photography package or have your photographs taken on the day of your ceremony from William Northam our  photography partner

Access and disability requirements

Please do let us know if you or any of your guests have any access or disability needs by emailing us at or calling us on +44 (0)116 257 7307, lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, we may not be able to accommodate 'on the day' requests.

Visa support information

We provide guidance information to assist with visa applications.

Your DMU memories

One of the key moments in the ceremony, is a segment called My DMU memories. This is where we show a selection of images taken by students to showcase your favourite times at De Montfort University.

The photos could be of a memorable event such as a DMUglobal trip, final course hand-ins, sport and society involvement or volunteering projects.                   

 Please email any photos you’d like to be featured at your graduation ceremony to Alternatively, If you have existing photos featured on your Twitter & Instagram profiles from your time at DMU, you can simply comment ‘#DMUgrads’ for them to be noticed by a member of the graduations team, but please ensure they are set to public. The deadline to submit photos is 30th November.

Please consider the following when sending your images:

  • Briefly tell us why the image/s are important to you
  • Reference the course you are graduating in
  • Ensure you have permission from everyone in your photos for them to be used in the ceremony
  • Family friendly content

We are limited by the number of image submissions we can accept so please send your images as soon as possible to ensure your memory is shown.

Please note De Montfort University reserves the right to not use your image in the ceremonies at their discretion. 


Graduation is not the end, stay connected with the DMU community by visiting the MyDMU portal and clicking on the ‘Stay Connected’ tile.

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