Hello everyone! Many sincere apologies for not posting here in such a long time! Everything has been a blur since graduation and all the traveling has worn me out. I am back on my feet now and all pumped up to write this month’s blog.
I graduated on the 13th of July! Woohoo! It was one of the happiest days of my life. And it can get pretty stressful too. But the stress can be avoided if you prepare yourself and get all the important things done well in time. Today’s post aims to show you just how you can do that.
a) Book early!
You and two guests are already guaranteed seats. But make sure you book your guest tickets early especially if you are bringing more than two guests so that everyone can be accommodated in the hall and can enjoy your graduation ceremony as much as you will. Also, inform the university that you want to attend your graduation (if you want and are able to) as soon as you get the email regarding this. There is a deadline so make sure you stick to it.
b) Pick an appropriate outfit
This might come across as something that is not important. But it is crucial that you wear something formal and classy. It is your graduation after all! Don’t show up in jeans and trainers. You might be denied entry to the ceremony. The university website has a detailed webpage on how you are expected to dress on the day of the graduation ceremony. I’ll leave you with the link here. Also, make sure you hire/buy your graduation gown on time. There is a deadline for that too. Don’t worry, the university will provide you with all the instructions and details on how to order your gown online. Don’t miss the deadline, otherwise you’ll be left with no graduation gown on the day of your graduation ceremony. How awful would that be?!
c) A few other things
- Don’t forget to print the guest tickets. They enter the hall through a different entrance than the graduands so make sure you hand the tickets over to them before the ceremony begins.
- Come to the campus at least 45 minutes before the ceremony begins so that you give yourself ample time to collect your graduation gown and walk to the De Montfort Hall where the ceremony will actually take place. And if you want to click a handful of fun photos before the ceremony, reaching early would be a good idea.
- Wear comfortable (but formal) footwear because you’ll be walking up and down the stairs.
- Collect your degree certificate and transcript and keep it safe.
- Don’t forget to return your graduation gown (if you hired it) after the ceremony has ended and you have clicked as many photos to your heart’s content.
And most of all, just enjoy! It is a special day. Create wonderful memories. Wishing everyone about to enter their final year all the very best!