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How to Register

Students at Graduation

All graduates must complete the registration process to confirm attendance at the Congregation ceremonies. Registration will open on a staggered basis as per the table below. Please note times provided are UK BST.

Cohort Ceremony Date Registration Opens Registration Closes
Summer 2022 Tuesday 28 June Tuesday 26 April at 9.00 Wednesday 22 June at 23.59
  Wednesday 29 June Wednesday 27 April at 9.00 Wednesday 22 June at 23.59
  Thursday 30 June Thursday 28 April at 9.00 Wednesday 22 June at 23.59
  Friday 1 July Friday 29 April at 9.00 Wednesday 22 June at 23.59
Winter 2022 (postponed from January 2022) Monday 27 June Wednesday 11 May at 9.00 Wednesday 8 June at 23.59
  Thursday 7 July Wednesday 11 May at 13.00 Wednesday 8 June at 23.59
Summer 2021 UG (postponed from June 2021) Monday 4 July Thursday 12 May at 9.00 Wednesday 8 June at 23.59
  Tuesday 5 July Thursday 12 May at 13.00 Wednesday 8 June at 23.59
  Wednesday 6 July Friday 13 May at 9.00 Wednesday 8 June at 23.59

Please note, late registration requests will not be accepted. All eligible graduates will receive an email before the opening date with full instructions.

To access the registration system between the above dates, students should log into Banner Self Service (via Single Sign On) then select Congregation and Parchment. Please ensure you complete ALL sections until you reach the final confirmation page. 

Please note, you will need to set up Multi Factor Authentication to access Single Sign On. Full instructions are available at https://www.dur.ac.uk/cis/services/remote/twofactor/ registration system is available in the Banner Self Service.

  • Students on Distance Learning and Global Learning Centre programmes need to click on the Student Record System tab to view Banner Self Service.
  • If you are currently studying on another programme Banner Self Service will access information relating to your current programme. To access the registration system for your previous award, log into Banner Self Service then click on ‘Your Other Banner Staff / Student Records’, and select Switch Your Banner ID. You will then need to set the Banner ID for the record you wish to access as your default, logout and then log back in.
  • If you cannot access Banner Self Service try following the Password Problems section on the Help screen or contact the CIS Service Desk
  • If this does not work, please email the Ceremonies Unit, after your opening time, and we can register on your behalf.

The Congregation registration system enables students to:

  • state whether or not you wish to attend the Congregation ceremony.
  • if attending the ceremony, request guest tickets, and provides the link to order robes and photographs
  • Doctoral students to confirm the thesis title 

Further guidance notes on completing the registration process will be published when registration is open.

Graduates who fail to register by the deadline will be unable to attend a future Congregation.

Graduates can return to the registration system to check or amend details at any time before the registration deadline. Any details previously input will be displayed, including the number of tickets allocated. Graduates are advised to only amend details they wish to change. After the registration deadline students should contact the Ceremonies Unit to amend registration details.

If you have any problems accessing the registration system contact the IT Service Desk or the Ceremonies Unit.

Graduates are strongly advised not to make any non-refundable travel arrangements for themselves and their guests until they have registered to attend and requested their guest tickets.

Attendance Criteria

Results must be published by 22 June 2022. Postgraduate research students must submit the final electronic thesis by Friday 3 June for the results to be published by this deadline.

No degree or other qualification shall normally be conferred upon a student while he/she has a significant tuition fee debt owing to the University, in line with the University General Regulation IX B.

Only graduates awarded a Bachelor, Undergraduate Master, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Master or a Doctorate award are eligible to attend Congregation. Graduates awarded any other qualification e.g. Undergraduate Certificate, Undergraduate Diploma or Graduate Diploma, are not eligible to attend the ceremony.

The Summer 2022 ceremonies also include graduates from the Winter 2022 cohort (whose ceremony should have taken place in January 2022) and undergraduates from Summer 2021 who advised they wished to be invited to the rescheduled ceremonies during the Parchment registration process in May / June 2021.