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Graduation 2023

We are delighted to announce that our graduation ceremonies for class of 2023 will be taking place on Wednesday 01 November 2023.

Please register your details using the form below, this is so we have the best email address to contact you with up to date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

I haven’t received any communication

In the first instance, you will have received a letter, if you haven’t received a letter please email us on graduationenquiries@don.ac.uk with your student ID, name, year you completed your course and email address and we can get all the information over to you.

I have received my email but cannot log into the system

Firstly, ensure you are entering your student ID minus the DC and the 0’s as the system will not let you log in if you don’t do this. If you are still having problems please email us on graduationenquiries@don.ac.uk with your student ID, name and email address you are using for the system and we can look into this for you.

What time do I need to arrive?

Students and guests will need to arrive at CAST, please ensure you don’t head over to our Hub campus.

Suggested arrival times for the ceremonies are:

  • 10.30am ceremony – 8.30am arrival
  • 2.30pm ceremony – 12.30pm arrival

Where do I need to go?

You will need to report to the registration desk in the main entrance of CAST upon arrival to collect your tickets.

What happens on the day?

  • After collecting your tickets, you will be directed to gowning and photography, to collect your gowns and have any photographs taken
  • Then there’s plenty of time to help yourself to some tea and cake with your family and friends before the start of your ceremony
  • Guests will be seated in the theatre first followed by students
  •  Your ceremony will last about an hour
  • Afterwards you will need to return your gown to the gowning room

When can I order more tickets?

In the first instance, we initially offer two guest tickets per student to be fair and ensure every student has the opportunity to have friends or family attend and don’t miss out – this first wave of ticketing closes on Monday 2nd October at 5pm

Providing there is still capacity at the venue we will open ticketing again on Friday 6th October. You will be sent an email informing you when it reopens and tickets will be on a first come, first served basis.

Please note the ceremony is a ticket only event and you will not gain access to the ceremony if you don’t show your tickets printed off or on a mobile device.

When is the last date I can order tickets?

Ticket, gowning, and photography sales will close for the final time at 12pm on Monday 16th October. After this date, we will not be able to accommodate any last-minute orders. This is so we can make the final plans for your ceremonies.

 Can I buy tickets on the day of the ceremony?

Tickets will NOT be available to purchase on the day, please ensure you have purchased all your tickets prior to the ceremony.

How much does graduation cost?

Your student ticket is free and guest tickets cost £12.50 each.

The gown hire service provided by Ede & Ravenscroft depends on the ceremony and your award, prices range from £25 to £75.

Where Ede & Ravenscroft are providing the photography service and depending on the options selected, prices start as low as £15 for a basic award print up to £200 for a canvas print in a mahogany frame.

How do I get in touch with Ede & Ravenscroft?

T: +44 (0)1223 734 759

Contact Form: https://www2.edeandravenscroft.com/contact-us/

The answer to your query may be found in their FAQ section https://www2.edeandravenscroft.com/faq/

Does my child need a ticket?

If your child is age 5 and under and you are happy for them to sit on your knee, they do not need a ticket.

How will I receive my tickets?

Tickets will be sent via email prior to the ceremonies on the 1st November for you to print off or if you wish simply show on a mobile device.

What about disabled and dietary requirements?

Should you have any disabled or dietary requirements please email us on graduationenquiries@don.ac.uk with your student ID, name and email address and we will do our utmost to ensure your requirements are met.

When do I get my certificate?

At the graduation ceremonies, you will be given a commemorative certificate, your actual qualification certificates will be posted after your validating university has held their graduations.

I am unable to attend on this date; can I attend a different date?

Unfortunately, these are the only ceremonies we hold here in Doncaster and it isn’t possible to graduate on an alternative date. Your validating university may get in touch to invite you to their graduation ceremonies, if this is the case, it is entirely your choice if you wish to graduate with them, us, or even both if you wish.

Where is CAST?

CAST is located within Doncaster Town Centre opposite Doncaster’s Central Library, the postcode is DN1 3BU.

Travelling to CAST/Parking

  • Rail: Doncaster railway station is about a 10-15-minute walk from CAST and has excellent national rail links.
  • Bus: Doncaster Interchange is about a 10-15-minute walk from Cast and has excellent regional and national bus links

Road: CAST is a short walk away from Chamber Road Car Park and the Civic Quarter Car Park. When arriving by road, please note that Cast is situated on a Public Square and access to the road immediately outside is restricted to buses and taxis only, with traffic cameras in operation. Please head to the Chamber Road Car Park (DN1 2DB) or the Civic Quarter Car Park (DN1 3JH) for parking or drop off only in the short stay car park opposite (DN1 3EY)