We know how hard you’ve worked to get to this day and you’ve earned your right to enjoy it, so we’ve provided a few helpful bits to help ease the stress. Have a scroll through all our Top Tips for Graduation and trust us, they’re based on experience…
The Dress Code – Graduations are a formal (but celebratory!) occasion and we would ask all Graduands and Guests to respect this. The dress code is smart attire, so you better get suited and booted and dress to impress!
Comfort First – Although those 6 inch heels look great with your dress, think about the day ahead. You’ll be on your feet for most of the day, for the procession from The Hub to The Minister, and the ceremony itself. As a Graduand you will need to step up and down from a small stage and as you walk up the aisles there is some grating which can catch on high heels. With an expected 200 graduates + their guests, that’s a big crowd to tumble in front of..
Whatever the Weather – We’re all praying for sunshine, but being in November the weather can be somewhat unpredictable – please be prepared. The walk over to the Minster is taken at a steady pace and lasts around 10 minutes. It can be cold, windy and/or rainy (let us not mention snow) and we can’t do much about any adverse weather so please bear with us. The Minster itself has excellent heating and is not as chilly as you would expect.
Things To Bring
Hair pins – For the boys too! If the weathers windy, they’re a godsend to keep your cap in place during the procession.
Makeup – You are the centre of the day, so prepare to be photographed- a lot. We’ve got plenty of mirror space in our toilets so you can top up throughout the day.
Handbags – Your gowns won’t have pockets, so make sure your clothing does or you bring a small bag to keep your essentials in. Anything too big will get in the way at the ceremony and clash with your gown.
Safety pins – You can never have too many! The gowns have a lot of weight to them, so they can be known to slip and slide.
Places to Celebrate
Once you’ve given your gown back, you’re free to wander in to the town centre where the celebrations continue! We’re literally a 5 minute walk from all of Doncaster’s hotspots, so if you’re after a bite to eat or a really nice cocktail, it’s within reach. We’ve even listed some of the towns favourites for you, so take a look, scan the menu and don’t forget to book to avoid disappointment!