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Attending your graduation ceremony

Key information for attending graduation including booking tickets, gown hire and photography.

Inside the minster at Graduation

Find out everything you need to know about your degree ceremony, how to book, what to do on the day and frequently asked questions.

Our Graduation Guide for ceremonies in November 2022 will be released shortly.

On this page you can find guidance on:

Receiving your invitation

An invitation to your graduation ceremony will be sent to your personal email address in July 2022.

If you have changed your personal contact details recently and did not update these in e:Vision please email so your ceremony record can be updated.

Booking your tickets

Your email will direct you to the Ede & Ravenscroft online booking service E-net. The booking service will open once invitations have been sent out in July.

You will be able to confirm your attendance and book your tickets. Please respond to the invitation promptly to reserve your place at your ceremony.

Initially, each graduand will be able to book 2 guest tickets only. If more tickets become available all attending graduands will be notified, and the tickets will be made available on a first come, first served basis.

Your e-tickets (for you and your guests) will be emailed to you directly by Ede & Ravenscroft, to the email address you made your Ede & Ravenscroft account with. We recommend printing these tickets to bring on the day, as they will be checked by door staff on entry, and guests and graduands enter via different doors. However, if this will not be possible, the tickets can also be shown on a mobile device. Your student seat number will be shown on your e-ticket. Please ensure that you make a note of this so that we can quickly get you to your seat before the ceremony.

If you experience any technical issues with ordering your tickets and/or gown, please contact the dedicated customer service department at Ede & Ravenscoft on: or telephone 01223 861 854 (national rate).

Gowns and photography

Graduation is a formal occasion and academic gowns are required for all participating staff and students. When booking your tickets you will also be able to hire your gown through the Ede & Ravenscroft online booking website.

Ede & Ravenscroft are providing the photography for the ceremonies and you can pre-book your photography package at the same time as you confirm your attendance and hire your gown.

Personal photography is also permitted within York Minster and on campus, however, we do ask that all guests remain mindful of others when taking pictures.

Livestreaming on the day

If you have friends and family who are unable to attend the ceremonies, they will be able to watch a live stream.

Each ceremony will be streamed live from York Minster and will be available to view on the York St John University Events YouTube channel.

The ceremony will also be available to view on digital screens on campus and in the Students' Union.

Further details will be emailed to graduands nearer the time.

After the ceremony

Shortly after the ceremonies, you will be emailed by Ede and Ravenscroft with a link to their photography portal where you can view the professional photographs from the day. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact Ede & Ravenscroft at

Stage clips will be emailed to your personal email address.

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