Canterbury Cathedral ceremony
Canterbury Cathedral is a magnificent setting for one of the proudest days of your life.
Preparing for the day
Confirm your attendance
You're required to complete an online reply form 8 weeks prior to your ceremony. Whilst completing the online reply form you have the opportunity to purchase your allotted two guest tickets, priced at £22 per guest.
Any additional tickets (subject to availability) will be advertised at 09.00 two days after the closing date on the Graduation & Registry Events Office web page.
Hire your academic robe
Robes are mandatory and graduands must wear robes appropriate to the level of qualification being received. Even if you already hold a higher qualification, you must also hire a CCCU robe via our suppliers, Ede & Ravenscroft, who require 3 weeks’ notice of hire.
Visit the Ede & Ravenscroft website to hire your graduation robe.
Photography – prior to the ceremony
You and your guests have the opportunity to have official graduation photographs taken prior to the day of graduation. If you're unable to attend the ceremony, this gives you the opportunity to still have professional photographs taken.
Ede & Ravenscroft will supply the appropriate gown for your award, there is no additional cost for this provision.
The University will endeavour to make reasonable provisions to enable graduands and guests with disability requirements to participate in and enjoy our graduations. You will have the opportunity to advise us of your requirements when completing your reply form, that will be available 8 weeks prior to your ceremony.
On the day
Getting to the venue
No parking is available on campus or at the Cathedral. Please visit the Canterbury City Council website to find out the location of pay and display car parks and Park and Rides across the city.
Collecting and returning your robe
Your gown will be available to collect on campus, at Augustine House. Please ensure you have your gown hire order confirmation when you collect your gown.
On the day studios set up on campus will capture photographs of you and, if you like, your guests.
Photography packages can be pre-ordered via Ede & Ravenscroft, or you can either pay on the day or order your photographs afterwards.
If your friends and relatives are unable to attend the ceremony in person, live coverage of your ceremony will be available to watch online.
If your family and friends are joining you for your special day but are not able to attend the ceremony, there will be live coverage of the graduation ceremony streamed in our Students' Union, St George's Centre.
Remembering your day
Commemorate your graduation day by purchasing souvenirs from our Canterbury Christ Church University memorabilia range.
Visit the University's Bookshop located on the Canterbury Campus, Laud building.