Graduation ceremony

What to do on the day

Quick guide to your graduation day

The first thing you need to do is go to the John Lennon Art and Design Building to collect your robe and tickets. If you are graduating in the morning, you can access the building from 7.30am and if you are graduating in the afternoon you can access the building from 11am. 

Allow approximately:

  • 20 minutes to register and collect your tickets
  • 20 minutes to collect your gown
  • 20 minutes to walk from the John Lennon Art and Design Building to Liverpool Cathedral

There are no car parking facilities at the John Lennon Art and Design Building. The Liverpool Cathedral car park is available on a first come first served basis and is payable on departure. Further parking information is available here.

When you register at the John Lennon Art and Design Building you will receive your seating card which will tell you where you will be seated inside the Cathedral for the ceremony.

You can enter the Liverpool Cathedral from 8.30am for a morning ceremony and from 1pm for an afternoon ceremony.

  • If you are graduating in the morning you must be seated in the Cathedral by 10.00am
  • If you are graduating in the afternoon you must be seated in the Cathedral by 2pm

Each ceremony will last approximately 1hr 30mins.

Official photography will take place in the John Lennon Art and Design Building. If you are graduating in the morning please try to have your pictures taken before the ceremony.

Restaurants will be very busy in the city centre so pre-booking is advised - see here for restaurant listings.