Graduation 2019

Our Graduation Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 12th November at Middlesbrough Town Hall at 12:30pm.  

Each student will receive an initial allocation of 4 guest tickets which will be free of charge.

Please make arrangements to arrive at least 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to the ceremony and bring your student ID card if you have one to assist you with registration on the day. If you do not arrive on time your name will be scored off the list for the ceremony and you will not be allowed to enter the venue.

You must register to confirm your attendance and your guest’s attendance online. This can be done through Ede & Ravenscroft. You must have registered by Friday 18th October. If you or your guests have any additional requirements please also email graduation@mbro.ac.uk. Your tickets will be sent electronically by email. You can either print out your tickets or display your ticket on your phone at the registration desk.

To book your gown hire and photography package for the ceremony please click here.

You must order a gown in order to be able to graduate. The deadline to order your gown is Friday 18th October.

We hope that you and your guests enjoy your Graduation Ceremony!

 

Schedule for ceremonies

12:30pm Ceremony

10.00am: Gown Collection and photography are available

11:45am: Middlesbrough Town Hall doors open for guests to take their seats

12:15pm: All guests and graduates must be seated

12:30pm: Ceremony begins

1:15pm: Ceremony ends, refreshments are now available from The Crypt

3:30pm: Refreshment area closes

3:45pm: Latest time for photography

4.00pm: Gowns must be returned to Ede & Ravenscroft


 

We will do everything we can to ensure your graduation experience is not affected if you or your guests have additional requirements. Please help us to provide what you require by contacting our Higher Education team on  01642 333642 or 01642 333496.


Before the day

Please check that you are eligible to graduate.

How do I register?

It is essential that you register to confirm your attendance and your guest’s attendance. This can be done here. You must have registered by Friday 18th October.

Tickets

Your graduate ticket and four guest tickets are free of charge. Tickets will be sent to you electronically. The deadline to order your tickets is Friday 18th October.

If you can no longer attend your ceremony and need to cancel your ticket order please contact the graduation team by email: graduation@mbro.ac.uk

Hire your gown

You can hire your gown through the Ede & Ravenscroft online booking website. Please put Middlesbrough College as your institution. You will need to provide them with details of your height and head measurements.  To measure your head for your graduation cap you will need a tape measure. Place the tape approximately one inch above your eyebrow and measure the circumference of your head. Record your measurement by rounding the number to the closest quarter inch.

Hired gowns will be available for collection from the Dance Hall in Middlesbrough Town Hall on the day of your ceremony. Please return your gown after the ceremony

If you can no longer attend your ceremony and need to cancel your gown hire order please contact Ede & Ravenscroft directly on 01223 861854 and they will assist you with the refund process.

You will be emailed a copy of your gown rental purchase, please bring your email confirmation along with you on the day.

You must order a gown in order to be able to graduate, the deadline to order your gown is Friday 18th October.

Pre-book your photographs

Ede & Ravenscroft are providing the photography for the ceremonies and you can pre-book your photography package through their online booking website at the same time as you confirm your gown hire.

You will be emailed a copy of your photography package purchase, please bring your email confirmation along with you on the day.

 

FAQs for the day

You should arrive at Middlesbrough Town Hall at least 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to the start of your ceremony and immediately proceed to the registration desk.

Please note that you will need to bring a form of photo ID with you such as your College student card, driving licence or passport in order to sign in at the registration desk.

Gowns will be collected from the Dance Hall located within Middlesbrough Town Hall. Please note that you will need to bring a form of photo ID with you such as your College student card, driving licence or passport in order to collect your gown.

The photographic service will be available at the Restored Fire Station located within Middlesbrough Town Hall before and after each ceremony until 3:45pm. 

Please dress in smart clothes. Clothes with buttons down the front such as blouses and shirts are recommended in order to secure the hood to the shoulders. Please wear sensible and appropriate footwear.

Students must be wearing a gown in order to graduate. Ede & Ravenscroft is providing the gowning service at Middlesbrough Town Hall. The deadline to order your gown is Friday 18th October.

There are many public car parks in Middlesbrough, the closest being The Cleveland Centre, MIMA and Buxton Street.

Your tickets will be sent electronically by email. You can either print out your tickets or display your tickets on your phone at the registration desk.

Graduates sit in a different area to their guests and must sit in the seat indicated on their seating card- you will be told this seat number at the registration desk. All graduates will be allocated a seat according to their surname and the award they are receiving. You must sit in the seat that has been allocated to you. You will be called to the stage in a particular order and the seating plan is designed for this. If you do not sit in your allocated seat your name will not be called out during the ceremony.

You will be given your seat number at registration. On your seat at the Ceremony there will be a seating card. You must bring your seating card up to the stage when it is your turn to graduate. Please hand your card to the speaker.

Please leave your belongings with your guests.

Stand when the procession music starts and the academic procession enters the main hall and takes their seats on the stage.

At the appropriate time, you will be directed onto the stage where your award will be conferred. Remember to bring your card which will be placed on your seat up with you and hand this to the speaker. You will then be directed by College staff to collect your certificate.

Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Graduates will join the academic procession.

The stewards will direct graduates to join the procession when appropriate; you will proceed down the centre aisle and out through the door where you should wait for your guests to join you.

Guests should remain in their seats until directed to leave.

After the ceremony, please return your robes to Ede & Ravenscroft in the Dance Hall at The Town Hall.

You and your guests are invited to join us at the end of your ceremony for light refreshments in The Crypt located within Middlesbrough Town Hall.

If you cannot attend your graduation ceremony please contact the Higher Education team on 01642 333642 or 01642 333496 as soon as possible, giving your name and the title of your award. Please also email graduation@mbro.ac.uk. 

For graduates who cannot attend the ceremony the certificate will be posted out by recorded delivery to your permanent address.