Saturday 23 Oct
08:30 - 13:00
West Lothian College
The West Lothian College Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday the 23rd of October.
The West Lothian College Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday the 23rd of October. Here you will find full details of how to register for Graduation, along with information regarding what happens on the day of graduation.
Attendance, Robing and Guest Tickets
All students eligible to attend the graduation are required to register their intention to attend.
To register, you should hire your gown no later than Monday 27 September by logging onto www.academygraduations.co.uk. You should reserve your two free guest tickets, and any photography packages online through Academy Graduations before the close of registration on the above date.
You will receive a confirmation email from Academy Graduations once your order has been processed. Please accept this email as confirmation that you have successfully registered, on the condition that you have paid for the hire of a gown. You must bring a copy of your confirmation email with you or have access to it on your mobile on the day of the graduation as you will be asked to provide it by the robing/photography team from Academy Graduations.
If you need help with registering or clarification on any of the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from the will contact you. Alternatively, telephone 01506 427758.
If Scottish Government change restriction levels in the lead up to the ceremony, students will be contacted to advise of the change from on campus to an online celebration as soon as possible. Further details and joining instructions will be sent to students in advance.
As part of West Lothian College’s annual research, we are looking to find out what our graduates have been doing since leaving college.
Please visit https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iUucjAwWfkydNqutbxsdZ_SY1tCeKpFErND9wLuN1wpUNjBNWTZMSjBEVUJHUlNLUDBDN1I4STlGQS4u to complete the short survey.
In taking part you will be automatically entered into a prize draw for a £50 gift card for The Centre. The winner will be selected on 25 October 2021.
Arriving at the College
You should arrive at the college between 8.30 and10.00 am and be seated by 10.30 am as the ceremony will start punctually. You must be seated at least 20 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony otherwise it will not be possible for your award to be presented.
Please inform your guests that, due to restrictions and social distancing, they will not be permitted in the hall. Arrangements have been made for your guests to be seated within the Campus Café and Information Point. Guests will only be admitted with a valid ticket.
When you arrive at the college you should firstly report to the registration desks located in the No.4 on the Square. Please check the boards as you enter the foyer of No.4 on the Square – the lists displayed will confirm what registration desk you should report to.
You will then be given a blue seating card, which you must keep as it is used by the ushers to direct you on to the stage.
If you are a Special Award winner you will also be given a green card.
If you are the first person in your course of study you will be given a yellow card with the name of the course on it.
Please do not fold these cards or leave them under your seat, as you are need to take them with you onto the stage.
If you receive more than one card, it is important that you keep them in the order that they were given. Please note the instructions on the reverse of the cards.
You will access the hall via the back doors at No.1 on the Square, this is for health and safety reasons and to ensure social distancing. Ushers will be in place to direct you.
On the day of the graduation following the ceremony, gowns should be returned by 1.30 pm to Academy Graduations who will be based in No. 4 on the Square.
All graduating students are required to wear a gown. The ceremony is a formal event and the dress code is smart day wear, black trousers/skirt and white shirt, or National dress. Please do not wear jeans or trainers.
Ceremony - Presentation of Awards
The arrangements for you for the graduation ceremony are:
8.30–10.00am Arrive for registration, robing and photographs at No. 4 on The Square
10.30am Graduating students seated in the main hall
10.45am Platform party process into the hall
11.00am Ceremony and presentations
12.30pm Close of ceremony
End of Ceremony
Please email email@example.com if you will require any special assistance, such as wheelchair access, and a member of staff will contact you.
There will be complimentary prosecco and orange juice available after the ceremony for graduates and their guests.
The college has appointed Academy as official photographers for the ceremony. Photography can be ordered online at www.academygraduations.co.uk.
It is advisable to order your photographs in advance, as the queues for this service can be quite long. The photography area is located in No.5 on the Square, Photography Studio.
Arrangements for Car Parking
There is ample car parking at the college. Car parks are located right around the campus and guests are asked to make sure they park only in designated parking bays. There are also several disabled parking bays at the various car parks.
No smoking (including e-cigarettes) is allowed in any of the buildings, entrances to buildings or in the College Square.
For further information on the event please read our graduation fact sheet.