December 2022 Graduation: everything you need to know


Graduation is a culmination of all your hard work during your time at University – a chance to celebrate your achievements and look back at the years you have spent in Liverpool.

We’re keen to make your day a special one, so read our dedicated checklist below to ensure your day runs smoothly, and don’t forget to use #LivUniGrad to keep up-to-date with the latest information and share your photos!

Before the day

  • Check your graduation itinerary email – you will receive this in the run up to your ceremony. It is really important that you check on your email where your ceremony will be held, where to collect and return your gown and the latest you should arrive for your ceremony.
  • Read our guide to academic dress so you know what you will be wearing on the day.
  • Print your gown order confirmation to bring with you on the day of your ceremony. This will mean that your order can be processed quickly.

Plan your journey

  • If you are planning to drive, check out parking options. Parking on campus will be extremely limited on the day of your ceremony.
  • The public multi-storey car park on Mount Pleasant is the largest nearby parking facility. See Liverpool City Council Parking for a list of city centre car parks and how much they charge.
  • On campus, the following visitor car parks will be available for a charge and on a strictly first come, first served basis:

-Mount Pleasant Car Park – accessed opposite the Metropolitan Cathedral

-Brownlow Street Car Park – accessed from Pembroke Place

On the day

  • You should arrive at the Mountford Hall in the Guild to collect your gown at least two hours before the start of your ceremony. For the exact collection times, please refer to your graduation itinerary email.
  • The University may have official photographer(s) and/or camera person(s) at our graduation events. If you do not wish for your image to be taken, please notify the event staff immediately.
  • Official graduation day photos and University merchandise will all be available on the day of your graduation. The official University class rings, cufflinks and charms are also available online.
  • Use our official hashtag #LivUniGrad to share graduation photos and videos on social media. Anyone who posts a photo using this hashtag to Twitter or Instagram can also collect a free print of it, providing your profile is set to public, from our Alumni team in the Guild.
  • Also, look out for the Alumni team to pick up your free alumni pin badge!
  • Throughout the week ceremonies will be taking place at the Philharmonic Hall and in the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre. Make sure you know where your ceremony is taking place. Details of where your ceremony will take place are available on the ceremony schedule and in your graduation itinerary email.
  • Make sure you get to your ceremony venue and are in your own seat (which will be clearly marked on your ticket) 45 minutes before the ceremony is due to begin. It’s important to check you are in the correct seat as, if not, you could be recorded as ‘absent’ and may not be admitted to your degree correctly.
  • When it is your turn to go on stage you will be directed by staff to the side of the stage in a continuous procession. Give your name to the officer at the foot of the steps and then follow their instructions to proceed onto the stage to collect your degree.
  • After being admitted, you should continue to walk across the stage, collect your certificate, and then return to your seat as directed by the ushers.
  • You have graduated! Congratulations!

After your graduation

To find out more about the Graduation Package, please visit our Class of 2022 website.