Organise Your Graduation Day 

Graduation day is very busy, so it's important to ensure you prepare for it well, including booking time off work if necessary and informing your guests of the details so that they can make arrangements to attend. 

Please allow enough time to park and reach the entrance to STEAM by 10am. It's approximately 5-8 minutes walk from the the car parks at the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet Village.


Order of proceedings:

10:00 Registration opens

10:30 Graduates can be gowned, and photography will be available

  1:00 Graduates should prepare for the ceremony and ensure they are gowned

  1:30 Graduates will assemble ready for the start of the ceremony, and guests should be seated

  2:00 Ceremony begins

 3:00* Ceremony ends

 3:15* Celebratory reception

 4:00* Gowns should be returned

  5:00 End of Graduation event

*please note, these timings are approximate



Those attending the Graduation Ceremony can collect their Certificates from the collection desk at STEAM, following the Ceremony from approximately 3pm onwards.

If anyone is not able to attend graduation, Certificates can be collected from the Exams Office– Room N2.26, first floor, in the Pegasus Building at Swindon College during the following times:-

Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 16:30 or Friday from 08:30-16:00

Please bring I.D. with you when you come to collect your Certificate.


Useful information

Directions to the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet Village

Accommodation in Swindon

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