Upcoming events at Leicester College

HE Graduation 2018

  • Date Sat 15 Sep 2018
  • Time 10:00 am -
    4:00 pm
  • Location Abbey Park Campus, followed by the ceremony at The Empire

Our annual HE Graduation ceremony takes place Saturday 15 September 2018, at The Empire and Abbey Park Campus. All graduands* should book their place by Friday 24 August. Guest tickets must be booked by Friday 31 August 2018 at a cost £15 each plus a booking fee of £1.76**. There is no charge for children under 10, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

What to expect at your HE Graduation ceremony

Dress code

If you haven’t ordered a cap and gown, you have until 11 Setember 2018 to do so. Please use the link to Robemaker William Northam below. If you are not wearing a cap and gown, please dress smartly.

What to do when you arrive

Please visit the check-in desk. You won’t need your Eventbrite tickets. We will give you your tickets and your guest tickets. It’s best if you all arrive together. Please note: we cannot accept any new graduand bookings on the day. All graduands must have booked their place beforehand. Extra guests may be admitted on the day, but if they haven’t booked, admission will work on a first-come, first-served basis and they will have to pay for their ticket by debit or credit card. Cash payment will not be accepted.

Itinerary of the day

10am – 12pm, graduands and guests arrive (please do not arrive earlier than 10am.)

10am – 12pm, graduands pick up their gowns/photographs if they have ordered them. Light refreshments can be purchased on the second floor.

12pm, check-in closes and The Empire opens for guests to take their seats. Guests must be seated before 12:45pm.

12:15pm – 12:45pm, graduands assemble for the procession to The Empire.

1pm – 2pm, graduation ceremony.

2pm, graduation ceremony ends and all visitors return to Abbey Park Campus for afternoon tea (free).


There is limited parking in the College car park on Painter Street, LE1 3WA (close to the roundabout on the end of Melton Road). Other car parks nearby include:

  • NCP – Leicester Abbey Street (9min walk)
  • NCP – Lee Circle Multi Storey (11min walk)
  • Haymarket Centre (14min walk)

Photographs and social media

Photographs will be taken during the event that may be used in social media and for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please tell the photographer. Please use the hashtag #LCHEGrad2018 in your own social media; we want to create a buzz around the day and your participation is very welcome.

General help

There will be plenty of staff on duty to explain what’s happening. The event timings will also be printed on the back of your tickets. The main thing is to listen out for your call to join the graduand procession … and to enjoy yourself!

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Gowning and photography

The majority of our graduands choose to wear a cap and gown for their graduation ceremony. We work with established Robemaker William Northam who provide caps and gowns for graduations. These can be booked and paid for via the William Northam site, please see link below. Please choose Leicester College as your graduating institution.

Photography options can also be found through the link below.

*graduand is the term for a person who is graduating

**The booking fee is set by EventBrite and is subject to change by EventBrite.

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