Graduation Ceremony, Saturday 24th September 2016
You are cordially invited to the Calderdale College Higher Education and Professional Graduation ceremony which will take place on Saturday 24th September 2016 at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.
Order of ceremony:
9.30am – 10.45am Gowning and Photography at Halifax, Town Hall
(surnames A-E 9.30am-9.45am)
(surnames F-J 9.45am-10.00am)
(surnames K-N 10.00am-10.15am)
(surnames O-S 10.15am-10.30am)
(surnames T-Z 10.30am-10.45am)
10.45am – 10.55am Line up outside the Town Hall for the procession
11.00am – 11.20am Procession to the Victoria Theatre
11.20am - 11.40am Family and friends arrive at the Victoria Theatre
12.00noon The Graduation Ceremony begins
1:30 pm The Graduation Ceremony ends
Please note gowns must be returned no later than 2pm to the Town Hall
For gown hire and photography from William Northam Company please use this link, type in Calderdale College from the follow the instruction on the page https://www.williamnortham.com/Northams/FindInstitution.aspx
The complete package – cap, gown, hood and photography ordered via William Northam website is £60. This price includes a £10 subsidy per learner from the College. Please note you will not be entitled to the online discount if you order through the call centre. Additional photography can be discussed with the photographer on the day at an additional cost.
Please note the cap, gowns and hoods are hired only for the day and must be returned at the end of the ceremony (unless you have made prior arrangements with Northam’s). A representative from Northam’s will be on hand to help with robing.
Please arrive between 9.15am and 10.30am to collect and put on gowns (see order of ceremony for your specific arrival time). A shirt and tie is advised for a man and a jacket with buttons is advised for a woman, this helps the gowns to hang correctly (bring a couple of small safety pins and hair grips).
Once gowned please make your way to Halifax Town Hall car park for 10.40am, where you will be met and placed name and course order in preparation for the procession. The procession, led by a small brass band will lead off from the Town Hall along Princess Street, the pedestrian precinct and then across Southgate before taking a right up Alexandra Street before crossing Commercial Street to the side entrance of the Victoria Theatre.
As you arrive at the Theatre you will be shown to a side door and seated in course order. Once the ceremony you will be called to the stage to accept your scroll.
The ceremony will commence at 12pm and all guests must take up their seats no later than 11.50am, the ceremony is expected to end about 1pm. Your guests are invited to watch the graduation procession as it makes its way from the Town Hall to the Victoria Theatre. After the ceremony light refreshments will be served in the Green Room Bar.
Please RVSP via the event brite link and indicate how many guests you will be inviting and any mobility needs. There is no cost for guest tickets and each Graduand has 5 guest tickets. Replies must be received no later than Monday 19th September 2016.