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The Ceremonies

Cardiff University holds several graduation ceremonies each year, marking an annual highlight in the University's calendar.

All ceremonies are held in St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff. They last for approximately 2 hours. Graduates should arrive at St David's Hall one hour before the start of their ceremony. A mandatory rehearsal for Graduates takes place during this time.


Graduation on the big screen

The University’s graduation ceremony will be broadcast live to the city on the BBC big screen, located outside St David’s Hall.

Members of the public as well as friends and families of graduates will be able to watch the degree congregations as they happen.


Ceremony Dates

Bird's eye view of graduates sitting in rows

Check the date and time of your ceremony.

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Location and Travel

St David's Hall

Find out how to get to your graduation ceremony.

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Photo Gallery

Graduate with pale blue hood

See photos of students and their guests from previous ceremonies.

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Information For Graduates

Graduate in front of main building

Find out exactly what to expect before and during your ceremony.

Graduate information


Information For Guests

Graduate with guest, kissing him on the cheek

All you need to know if you are attending the ceremony as a guest.

Guest information


Information for Staff

Staff members during graduation ceremony

Log in here to find out about your role as a staff member during the ceremony.

Staff information