Augustine House ceremony

Celebrating one of the proudest days of your life at the award winning Augustine House.

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 £12 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 gown 

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 gown.

Photography - prior to/after the ceremony day

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.

Disability arrangements

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 at Augustine House or on campus.

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.


You will be photographed when admitted to your qualification at the award ceremony – this will be available to purchase and take home.

Photography Studios set up at Augustine House will capture photographs of you and, if you like, your guests. Photography packages can be pre-ordered online via Ede & Ravenscroft  or you can either pay on the day or order your photographs online later.

The ceremony

The ceremony is approximately 45 minutes, therefore it may not be suitable or babies and young children. Seating within Augustine Hall is not tiered meaning some seats have restricted views, therefore it is not possible to guarantee a full view of all the proceedings. We recommend your guests arrive as early as possible to ensure a good view.

Remembering your day


Commemorate your graduation day by purchasing souvenirs from our Canterbury Christ Church University memorabilia range . A stall will be available at Augustine House on the day of the event or  visit the University's Bookshop  located on the Canterbury Campus, Laud building.




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