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Graduation ceremonies at DMU

Your graduation is a day you will remember for the rest of your life. It is a time to celebrate and reflect on your amazing achievement with friends and family.

We aim to make your graduation a unique and unforgettable experience, a ceremony of music, lights and colour starring you centre stage.

As our special guest, your place at the ceremony is of course free of charge, but in order to make the experience as exciting and as memorable as you deserve, we invest in the event to make sure it truly is an outstanding way to celebrate your time at DMU.

You will have two guests tickets allocated at a cost of £15 each (which you need to apply for here). The ticket price also includes a complimentary drink, commemorative brochures and added extras to make your day special.

Ceremonies take place on campus at our purpose-built venue.

Our new award winning Vijay Patel Building offers a seating area where our 34 square metre TV screen will live stream the graduation ceremonies and there’s a wide variety of food and drink to purchase. In addition there will be seating areas and music in the freshly landscaped areas surrounding the Vijay Patel Building.

Those unable to attend can also watch the ceremonies live online from the comfort of their own homes

There will be a wide variety of refreshments and snacks available to purchase around the Graduation Campus and numerous photo opportunities

 Hospitality Marquee

 The marquee will be situated in the outside area surrounding the Venue entrance and will be open from 8.30am - 8.00pm

 Also on offer will be:

 A complimentary glass of fizz (alcoholic and non) for each graduate and guest) either before or after the ceremony, on presentation of your voucher

 Unlimited cups of tea, coffee and water

 A cash bar serving everything that you need to celebrate - Prosecco, Pimms, Beers and Soft Drinks

Snacks and Nibbles


Strawberries and Cream

Sweet and Savoury Snack Boxes

Ice Creams

Iced Drinks 

 All ticket income goes directly towards the cost of the event including personalised content in the ceremony and the Graduation Marquee where you can celebrate with your guests. Please note that the costs to DMU of holding the ceremonies are only partially met by the sale of tickets.

All of this goes into making a day that we are confident will stay with you forever.

Make sure you have everything ready for your big day by taking a look at our ultimate graduation checklist.

Submit images from your time at DMU and we'll share these on your graduation day.

Take a look at some of the incredible graduation experiences from previous ceremonies:

Meet the youngest ever attendee at a DMU graduations ceremony

Dilly Ding Dilly Dong. Ranieri wins another major title - thanks to DMU

Jessica overcomes rare blood disorder to graduate from DMU

Inspirational Matt tells DMU graduands to get busy living


Ceremony schedule
Replying to your invitation
Additional ticket schedule
Graduation booking policy
Graduation checklist
Gown and hood hire
Graduation photography
Policy for intermediate awards
Frequently asked questions

Graduation Support Fund

If you would like help with the costs of your graduation, you may be able to apply for help from the Graduation Support Fund. Further details are available now but please note that applications open on Monday 10 April.

Any questions?

If you have a graduation query or wish to inform us of any special requirements for your graduation that cannot be answered by these web pages or by the FAQs please contact us using the details below:

T: +44 (0)116 257 7307, lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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