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Graduation is a special day not only for you, but also for your family, friends and all of the Lincoln College staff who've supported you through your studies. Every year hundreds of students graduate from Lincoln College and we're proud to celebrate this remarkable occasion together.


Congratulations on completing your studies with us!

This year’s Lincoln College University Centre's graduation ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday 2nd October 2024 from 2:45pm for a 3pm prompt start at Lincoln Cathedral. Guests are invited to attend a fizz and canapés reception at The Drill after the ceremony.

Further information and booking details will follow in due course via email. 

*Please note, your formal invitation and subsequent attendance at the ceremony is dependent upon successful completion and achievement of your course, and payment of all outstanding course fees. This is irrespective of whether you have already received your award certificate. 

Important Information

If you’d like to attend you must register yourself and guest tickets – plus book your graduation gown. More information on how to register will be sent via email.

You are entitled to book up to five guest tickets in addition to your own (six in total) for the ceremony.   

Optional photography packages are also available as part of the registration process.

Please note, you’ll not be able to participate in the ceremony without the relevant academic dress.

A formal invitation and the subsequent attendance at the ceremony is dependent upon successful completion and achievement of your course, and payment of all outstanding course fees. This is irrespective of whether you have already received your award certificate. 

In line with our environmental policy, all communication will be electronically distributed. Please ensure that we have your personal email address so that we can contact you. 

Your graduation will take place in the nave of Lincoln Cathedral

All graduands are expected to wear academic dress for the ceremony.

Please register your attendance and hire (free of charge) your graduation gown once registrations opens which will be sent via email.

It is also possible to book photography for the day via the website. Please note, photography is optional and requires payment; photography services will only be available prior to and during the ceremony, but not after.  

On the day of Graduation, gowns and hoods will be available for collection Old Deanery Visitor Centre, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, LN2 1PX - registration opens at 10:30am

Please note: you must return your gown after the ceremony.

There'll be many photo opportunities for you on the day. 

You're welcome to use your own devices and take pictures at all graduation locations.

Although, you'll be able to purchase photo services on the day, we highly recommend pre-ordering a photography package in advance as part of your gown and tickets hire.

Our graduations are live-streamed on our social media channels: Youtube and Facebook 

You can watch some of our past graduation ceremonies on our YouTube channel.

If you don’t wish to have your image displayed here please let us know immediately by contacting us at

The moment you graduate you're immediately enrolled in the alumni network.

Lincoln College Alumni is a network of former Lincoln, Gainsborough and Newark College students, current students and close supporters.

Lifelong membership of this network will enable you to stay in touch with friends, develop your career, benefit from college facilities and take advantage of many great exclusive offers. 

Visit our Alumni website.

I've not received my results yet, but would like to attend the Graduation if I've passed my qualification.

Don’t worry, register as normal and make sure that you order your academic dress. If you find that you're unable to attend the Graduation this year you'll need to cancel your place and contact the gowning company.

What if I have not hired my gown in time?

If you have not hired your gown by the deadline, please get in touch immediately.  Students who do not have a gown on the day will be unable to take part in the ceremony, so make sure you let us know and we will do all we can to help you.

What do I do if I need to cancel my place?

If you're no longer able to attend the ceremony, please get in touch with us immediately.

What should I wear?

Graduating students should dress smartly for the event.  We recommend that you wear something with buttons down the front, e.g. a shirt so that the hood can easily hook onto the buttons. Alternatively brooches can be used to secure the hood. You will be require to use a few steps or ramp to get on a stage at the Cathedral, so please make sure you wear a suitable footwear.

Will car parking be provided?

Although some limited parking will be available on Lincoln College campus, we will not be able to guarantee or pre-book spaces for all graduands. Please make sure you plan your journey ahead so that you have plenty of time to park, register and collect your gown from the Cathedral Centre. 

Alternative parking can be found here.

If you have questions or require any special assistance on the day, please get in touch at your earliest convenience.

Graduation and Events Team

01522 876272

Graduation Team

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