What happens on Graduation Day?

 Date of Graduation: 3rd Dec 2022

 Registration Closing Date: 25th November, 2022

 

 

 

What happens on Graduation Day?

Date of Graduation: 3rd Dec, 2022

Registration Closing Date:  25th November 2022

 

Timings for your ceremony day

Please ensure you arrive 3 hours before your ceremony.

Timings for your ceremony day

Please ensure you arrive 3 hours before your ceremony.

 

1 hour before your ceremony

  • You and your guests should be seated in the graduation hall.

The Ceremony

  • Your Ceremony will last approximately 3 hours.

After the Ceremony

  • You will take a class photo after the ceremony.

Lining up

Lining up takes place one hour before your ceremony starts

Your lining up will be  in the venue.

You should leave any personal items such as handbags with your guests.

Lining up

Lining up takes place one hour before your ceremony starts

Your lining up will be  in the venue.

You should leave any personal items such as handbags with your guests.

Details of your lining up will be included in the brochure

Your lining up  is based on your programme. Ask a staff member with an ABS tag if you don’t know where you should go.

It is important that you get to the venue on time. During ‘lining up’ you will be:

  • Briefed on how the Ceremony will run
  • Briefed on what you will need to do and when

Lining up top tip

You will be on your feet for around 5 mins while the procession is taking place. 

 

Graduation Ceremony

The academic procession enters the hall and the ceremony formally commences.

Graduation Ceremony

The academic procession enters the hall and the ceremony formally commences.

  • Graduands will stand to be formally presented for their degree or diploma.
  • The presiding officer will guide the Graduands onto the stage where they will be handed their dummy certificates.
  • Once all Graduands in the conferral group have been presented, they will all stand, their degree or diploma will be formally conferred and applause will follow.

Other Ceremony Elements

In most ceremonies, additional elements may be included such as:

  • Alumni Awards – Every year, Accra Business School presents these awards to outstanding alumni. The recipients will have had made a substantial contribution to their field since graduating from Accra Business School; have developed an outstanding international or national reputation; be inspiring to graduating students and guests.

 

Ceremony do’s and don’ts for guests

  • DO applaud Graduands as they cross the stage
  • DO take photographs from your seat.
  • DO use the restroom before the ceremony – it may be difficult to leave your seat in the middle of the ceremony
  • DON’T stand up and block other guests views
  • DON’T record the ceremony
  • DON’T arrive late – Doors open 1 hour before the ceremony, and you should take your seat at least 30 min before the ceremony starts. Your seat may be given away if you are late.
Graduation Photography and Keepsakes

Professional photographers are available to capture your special day.

Order university souvenirs from Accra Business School Photography studio.

 

Graduation Photography and Keepsakes

Professional photographers are available to capture your special day.

Order university souvenirs from Accra Business School Online Portal when you are registering to attend.

In ceremony photos
During the ceremony, our photographer captures the moment when you shake hands with the Presiding Officer. 6×8 prints in a university mount are available to view and purchase shortly after the ceremony. 

These photos can be purchased on the day of Graduation or later  by contacting the graduation team after the ceremony.

Before / After Ceremony Photos
During  graduation, your class will gather for a group photograph after the ceremony. You may also take individual or family photos before the ceremony.

Ceremony recordings
ABS’s ceremonies are professionally captured and recorded. If you wish to purchase a recording of your ceremony as a keepsake of your day, the Media Team will be available to showcase the range of products available. 

You can  order a specially mastered ceremony USB recording which will arrive 4 weeks after the ceremony.

Accra Business memorabilia
There is a wide range of memorabilia available to view online and purchase from ABS. The items available include diaries, mugs, key-holders, badges and T-shirts (lacoste) etc.

 

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