Graduation

A unique graduation experience

We are proud that we are able to offer our university level students a unique graduation experience. With a grand procession through the city centre, culminating in a ceremony that takes place in Exeter Cathedral, we truly believe there is no better way to celebrate your achievements. This exciting and rewarding event is much enjoyed by our students and we are often told it is the perfect way to end their time studying with us.

Graduation is really exciting. I never thought I’d get to wear a cap and gown in my life, so my family are incredibly proud, and I am too – it’s great!

Graduation Ceremony 2019

This year’s graduation ceremony will take place on Friday 11th October 2019.

Online booking for the 2019 graduation ceremony has now closed. If you would like to book your place please call 01392 400 569 or email graduation@exe-coll.ac.uk

We very much hope that you enjoy this celebratory day. Please use the links below to find out more.

Itinerary for the day

Time Itinerary
Between 12noon-1.45pm Students can arrive at the Rougemont Hotel on Queen Street to register.

Once you have registered, you will need to collect your cap and gown from Wippell Gown Hire in the Derby room at the Rougemont Hotel.

You’ll then have the opportunity to have professional photographs taken by Excite photography in the Cavendish room at the Rougemont Hotel.

2.00pm All students MUST congregate in the Devonshire room in the Rougemont Hotel to get organised for the procession through Queen Street to the Cathedral. Students will be lined up by course, alphabetically. Students must stay in order of the line as this is the order they will sit in at the Cathedral.
From 2.00pm Guest seating is available in the Cathedral; guests have the option of taking their seats or watching the procession. However, all guests MUST be seated by 2.50pm.
From 2.30pm Procession beings, students will leave the Rougemont Hotel and begin the walk to the Cathedral. The route will start in Queen Street, along the High Street, past the Guildhall and turning left into Broadgate street and Cathedral Yard.

In the Cathedral students will find their programme with name card attached, on their seats. Students need to take their name card on to the stage and their name will be read out.

Please note, we aim to process in all weather conditions, including rain so please wear sensible footwear. In case of severe weather, it may be deemed necessary to cancel the procession. If this is the case, we will let you know when you arrive and via our social media channels.

2.50pm Everyone takes their seats in the Cathedral.

All guests must be seated in the Cathedral by 2.50pm

3.00pm Ceremony Starts
4.30pm Ceremony Ends
4.30-5.00pm Course group photos will take place on the Cathedral green.
4.30-5.30pm There will be a second opportunity to have individual and family photos taken by Excite photography in the Cavendish room at the Rougemont Hotel.

Return cap and gown to Wippell who will be based in the Rougemont Hotel in the Derby room

Gowns must be returned to the Rougemont no later than 5.30pm.

Ordering your Cap and Gown

J.Wippell & Company Limited are providing caps and gowns which you must wear to attend the ceremony. To book your cap and gown pleaseclick here.

When booking you need to select ‘Exeter College’ NOT the awarding body.

What to wear

Graduation ceremonies are a formal occasion so casual clothing is not considered appropriate. We suggest graduands and guests dress as if attending a wedding or interview.

All graduands are required to wear a cap and gown. This needs to be ordered in advance with Wippell Gown Hire (See above).

Photography

Where and when can I have studio photographs taken?

Professional photos will be taken by Excite Photography in the Cavendish Room at the Rougemont Hotel before and after the ceremony. You don’t have to book your photo slot in advance, but you should allow plenty of time!

How much will they cost me?

Standard package;

£25

This includes an 8×6″ or 9×6″ print (which will be posted for free to your chosen address) and access to a private digital online gallery of all the pictures taken of you and your family, which are free to download! You will pay the £25 when you have your photographs taken and the password to your private online gallery and the voucher code to order your free print will be emailed to you shortly after the event. Excite can accept cash or cards.

Additional prints can be ordered from the gallery if required;

  • 6×4: £1.40
  • 7×5: £1.85
  • 8X6: £2.70
  • 8X10: £3.25
  • A4: £3.95

When will I receive my photo?

You will receive your chosen photo in the post shortly after the event, once you have selected which image(s) you would like.

If you have any questions regarding studio photography, please contact Excite Photography via;
Tel. 01392 927279
Email info@excitefilms.co.uk

Useful Links

Visit the Excite photography website.
Visit the J Wippell website.
Visit the Exeter City Council website.

Please contact us if you have any further queries by emailing graduation@exe-coll.ac.uk or phone 01392 400569.