Graduation 2023


06 May 2022

The booking deadline has now passed for students wishing to graduate at this year’s event.

Tickets for guests are still available for purchase. Additional guest tickets may be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limited number of tickets available, so be quick if you would like to reserve one!

Further information regarding the event and gown hire is below for your reference. If you have any further questions, please email Taught Programmes Admin –


We have reserved a number of rooms on site for you if you would like to stay over. These include our courtyard rooms, which are best suited for couples and families, and other options including hostel-style rooms and the River Dart Cabin. A full list of accommodation options can be found here >

Please note that we will offer courtyard rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, at special student rates, with breakfast included. The deadline for booking these reserved rooms is 7 April. After this date, we cannot guarantee that rooms will be available. To book these rooms, please email:

For the other accommodation options we advise early booking to avoid disappointment but there is no specific deadline. 


Free parking is available for those attending graduation. Please ignore the signs that say pay at the machines when you arrive, and go straight to the Welcome Centre (entrance in the archway to the courtyard) to enter your car registration number on their tablet to whitelist your car.


Wippell & Co LTD are the official robe makers for the day and you must order a gown and hood from them if you want to attend a ceremony. Gowns can be pre-ordered up to 3 days before your ceremony (2 May).

Price: £40

You will not be able to attend the ceremony unless you are wearing the appropriate academic gown and hood. Booking your robes via this link > 


9.30am Students Robing in the Lower Solar above the White Hart
10.30am Guests and students take their seats
11.00am – 1.30pm: Graduation Ceremony, The Great Hall
1.30pm – 3.00pm: Graduation Celebration on the Private Lawn


We understand that plans go awry – so if you do need to cancel your booking, we will issue a full refund on your Ceremony ticket(s) if you let us know at least 7 days before the event.  Please note that gown hire costs cannot be refunded as Dartington Trust is subsidising this cost and we order the gowns well in advance of the event.


If you owe any debt to Dartington Trust we require you to pay fully before you graduate. A debt to the Trust could be any unpaid balance for rent, tuition, fines or other charges.

If you have unpaid tuition fees 19 days before graduation, you regrettably may not be permitted to attend the graduation ceremony so please ensure this is cleared ASAP.

Please email the taught programme team for further information concerning any outstanding debts.


If you would like to download a pdf version of the Graduation guide booklet, you can do so via this link >


Photography and filming during graduation

Please note that filming and photography will be taking place at graduation events and in the surrounding envrions for promotional purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website and social media profiles. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let the event photographer present know.