This step by step guide will take you through everything you need to do before your Graduation Day, from registering to attend to ordering your gown.

Step by step guide

1. Am I eligible to graduate?

You are eligible to graduate if:

  • All outstanding debts to the College have been paid by Thursday 24 August 2017 (this includes tuition fees, accommodation charges and library fines).  Please contact the Student Finance department to clear any outstanding debts (e: tuition.fees@imperial.ac.uk or t: +44 (0)20 7594 8010).

  • You have received confirmation from Registry that your degree has been conferred.

Please note that you will not be able to graduate and register to attend a ceremony if these steps are not completed. To check if you are eligible to graduate, please contact the Student Records team (records@imperial.ac.uk) stating your full name, student CID number and course name.

If you have met the above criteria, you will receive an email in August 2017 inviting you to register to attend Commemoration Day. You will not be able to register online until you have received this email.

Please note registrations for Commemoration Day have now closed.

2. Register to attend your ceremony

From August 2017 you will receive an email inviting you to register to attend Commemoration Day. You will not be able to register online until you have received this email.

The deadline to register and confirm your attendance is Friday 1 September 2017 at midday (UK time). You will not be able to attend unless you register prior to this deadline.

Please note registrations for Commemoration Day on the 18 October have now closed.

 

3. Organise your Visa (if needed)

You or your guests may require a Visa to enter the United Kingdom in order to attend the Graduation ceremony. If you require a Visa support letter from the Graduation team, please complete this form.

It can take up to 7 working days for a visa letter to be produced so please factor these timescales into your planning.

Please note that we can only provide a visa letter once you have registered to attend your ceremony, and purchased any guest tickets for guests that require a letter to support a visa application.

4. Order your gown

 Please check your Graduation invitation email for details on how to hire your gown.

Academic dress is compulsory for this event. You have until Friday 29 September 2017 to order your gown hire.

Please note: Hats are not part of Imperial College London's academic dress.

5. Photography

Please visit Tempest Photography to see what’s on offer and to help you plan your day.