This is a special event hosted by Newman University as a follow up to your virtual Graduation Ceremony in March.
We hope that this Cap and Gown Day will be the opportunity for you to do some of the things that would have happened at a more usual Graduation – to hire your cap and gown, have some official photographs and to meet up with friends, tutors, staff and bring your family along to recognise your graduation with you.
The Cap and Gown events will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th September 2021, 1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm. In order to keep everyone safe on campus there will be 2 x 3 hour sessions taking place each day. The sessions on Thursday 9 September are allocated to all FASPS graduates while the sessions on Friday 10 September are allocated to all FEd Graduates.
You will be able to bring up to 2 guests with you to the event free of charge. Children over 12 must be included as one of your free adult guests. Children under 12 are invited to attend the event with you. They don’ t count in your guest allocation but we will need to know how many U12’s you plan to bring.
Places in these sessions are unallocated, and can be booked on a first come first served basis.
Booking your place at the Celebration
Booking your Cap and Gown Day is a 2-step process:
Step 1 – Booking your place via eventbrite. Click on the BOOK NOW button to go straight to our Eventbrite booking page and complete the booking form. There will be nothing to pay at this point. You must do this by Friday 25 June.*
Step 2 – Ordering your gown hire and photography via an external website. After 25 June we will be send you the links you need to access the gown and photography booking site. You are not obliged to hire gowns or order photography, but if you do decide to, this is where and when you book and pay for them.
Please note gowns and photography are provided by an external company and you will have to pay at this point for whatever you order. Gown hire starts at £45 (cost is dependant on your award) and photography packages start at £30. **
These links for this will open in early July and you will have until mid August to place your order and pay.
* If you are hoping more than your 2 free guest (over 12 yrs) tickets you can tell us about that on the booking form. After 25 June, once everyone has had a chance to book their 2 free tickets we hope make any spare tickets available to you. We cannot guarantee you will be able to have all the additional tickets you may want, there will be a charge of £20 per ticket.
**Please note that you will not be able to hire a gown or place and order for photographs on the day of your event. This can only be done in advance via the booking links sent to you.
If you have any queries about this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All events planned will be OVID secure and in line with Government guidance at the time of the event.
Please note this event is for Class of 2020 only. If you are Graduating this year – Class of 2021 – you will be contacted by our Graduations Team about your Graduation.