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 cleared by Friday 23 February 2018  (this includes tuition fees, accommodation charges and library fines).  Please contact the Student Finance department to clear any outstanding debts (e: 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 ( stating your full name, student CID number and course name.

If you have met the above criteria, you will receive an email in February 2018 inviting you to register to attend Graduation Day. You will not be able to register online until you have received this email.

2. Register to attend your ceremony

From February / March 2018 you will receive an email inviting you to register to attend the Postgraduate Ceremonies. You will not be able to register online until you have received this email.


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 and you will need to hire this ahead of your graduation ceremony.

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.

Graduation Bouquets

Details about how to pre-order your graduation bouquets will be made availble February 2018.

These bouquets will be available to collect from Level 1 Sherfield Building of your ceremony. 

There will also be a limited number of bouquets available to order and pay for on the day but we advise that you pre-order to avoid any disappointment.