Graduation 2022 – Joining Instructions for Heads of Area and Course Leaders

Joining Instructions

Please click the link(s) below to view the memorandum for your relevant ceremony:

Ceremony One – Friday 7th October 2022, 11am

Ceremony Two – Friday 7th October 2022, 3pm

Ceremony Three – Friday 7th October 2022, 6pm


Where this has been requested, your gown will be available to collect on the day of your ceremony from the Council Chamber at Colchester Town Hall.

Ceremony Run-Through

You are welcome and encouraged to attend the ceremony run-through which will take place at the Moot Hall on Thursday 6th October 2022 at 3pm.

Colchester Town Hall

The exterior of Colchester Town Hall is currently covered by scaffolding while urgent repairs are conducted to the exterior of the building. Entrances and exits aren’t affected.

Video of 2021 Ceremony

We have included a link to a recording of a 2021 ceremony. Some small details are different, compared to this year, however, the video gives a good indication of how the ceremony is structured.

Post-Ceremony Reception

All ticketed VIPs, staff, graduates and guests and invited to the post-ceremony reception which takes place immediately after each ceremony at The Minories Art Gallery. Please retain your ticket for entry. You will be issued with a pink drinks token which can be exchanged for an arrival drink.

Car Parking

Please make your way to the back of Colchester Town Hall where reserved parking will be available. Parking is not available at The Minories Art Gallery.

Travel to the Town Hall car park via the Dutch Quarter – click here for a map.

Any further questions

Please direct any further questions to