Ceremony registration

How to register

Students at graduationEmail invitations to July 2016 have now been sent.  If you have not received any information and think you may be eligible to graduate, please email graduation@reading.ac.uk

Please read the Information Sheet before you decide what you want to do.

You can view the Ceremony List.

Doctorate Degrees

Please note if you are a student studying for a Doctorate then you may not have received an invitation yet and therefore the deadlines below may not apply to you. The Graduation Office receives monthly updates for these students but if you think you should receive an invitation, please email graduation@reading.ac.uk as soon as possible.

If you want to attend graduation

  • Register on the RISISweb Portal by the deadline of Friday 6 May. Students who registered their interest in graduation by the deadline will be guaranteed two guest tickets. If you did not respond by this deadline, please request guest tickets now and we will endeavour to allocate you tickets.  

If you are not sure if you wish to attend it is better to register to attend and drop out later as tickets can only be guaranteed if you register before the deadline.

If you want to graduate in absence

  • Register on the RISISweb portal by the deadline of Friday 6 May.  
  • After the ceremonies have taken place, your certificate will be posted to your permanent home address, unless you instruct us otherwise.

Please note if you want to graduate in absence you must register via RISISweb portal to graduate in absence. Your certificate will not be sent if you have not registered to graduate in absence to confirm your address.

If you want to graduate at a future ceremony

  • If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony, or have not yet finished your course and wish to defer to a future ceremony, please register on the RISISweb portal by the deadline of Friday 6 May. You will not be able to defer after this date and will graduate in absence.

Please note you will not receive your certificate until you officially graduate at a future ceremony.

Problems logging into RISIS

  • Your email invitation will have a direct link to your graduation registration in your portal. If you have technical problems with logging in to the RISISweb portal then please contact the RISIS team at: risis@reading.ac.uk.

If you do not register

If you do not register through the RISISweb portal for Graduation and we receive a final result for you, you will automatically graduate in absence and you will not be able to attend a later ceremony.

Your certificate will not be posted until you have confirmed we hold a correct address for you.

Please contact us if you've not received your certificate six months after graduating. Please note that if you have not received your certificate and have not been in contact with us within two years of your graduation date, a replacement certificate charge will be applied.

Hire or buy your academic dress

Students at graduationYou need to hire or buy your academic dress (cap, hood and gown) at least 21 days before your ceremony from Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd.

Academic dress can be hired or bought:

  • online at www.gownhire.co.uk. You will receive a £5 hire discount for booking online.
  • through the Ede & Ravenscroft Call Centre, +44 (0) 1223 861 854. You will not receive the online hire discount if you place your order over the phone. 

If you order your gown but then later find that you cannot attend, or need to defer your gown hire to the next set of ceremonies, please give written notice Ede and Ravenscroft to that effect, 7 days in advance. There is a £1.50 admin charge for this and can be done by emailing Ede and Ravenscroft directly, or by logging into your E & R online account.

Please note that should you wish to cancel you order, you must do this at least 10 days before the ceremonies or you may not be entitled to a refund.

Read a  Description of your Academic Dress (PDF- 37KB).

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