Travel arrangements

Regrettably, we now have taken the difficult decision to postpone our graduation ceremonies which were due to be held on 14 to 17 July 2020.


graduates tossing hats in air

The University of Leicester degree ceremonies take place at:

De Montfort Hall

Granville Road




There will be signs and notices to help you, your family or friends find their way around campus on the day of your ceremony. De Montfort Hall is a short walk away from the main campus through Victoria Park. Please allow at least 10 minutes for this journey, as late arrivals will not be allowed into the Hall.

If you are travelling from overseas you are strongly advised to travel to Leicester the day before your ceremony. If you or your guests require a visa to travel to the UK please contact and request a graduation invitation letter. You will need to provide the full names of all your guests, as it appears in their passport. Please note that by issuing this letter, the University does not guarantee all guests will receive a guest ticket for your ceremony.  We only guarantee two tickets per graduand.

If you or your guests are using this letter to help apply for a Visitor Visa, please find more information here:

Information on Visa processing times can also be found here:

We advise that you and your guests carry the graduation invitation letter and any other supporting evidence in your hand luggage when travelling to the UK.

University map, and travelling to Leicester by road, rail, bus/coach and air

Traffic around campus and the De Montfort Hall will be heavy, so allow plenty of time when planning your journey to Leicester.


With a great range of facilities, tranquil setting and excellent transport links.  College Court is the University's conference and events venue. Our guests are able to benefit from fine dining in the College Court Restaurant and a restful and relaxing stay in our 123 bedroom hotel.

We also have accommodation available for you to book in our City Living sites. These are located close to the University and city centre and offer a range of room options including single en-suite rooms or flats suitable for families. Prices: £30 + VAT per night.  If you would like to book a room please see our website or you can contact the Conference Office on 0116 252 2212 or

Please see more accommodation options here.


There are public car parks in Leicester City Centre.

Disabled parking will be available at the De Montfort Hall, University Road entrance, but only if you made a request at the time of application. If you have requested a disabled parking permit, this will be posted or will be available for collection at De Montfort Hall depending on whether you requested for your tickets to be posted or collected during the registration process.

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Use our graduation checklist to make sure that you have done everything you need to do before the ceremony, and know what to do on the day.

Contact Us

If you have any general enquiries about your graduation please contact the the Graduation Team on 0116 252 2448 or

Leicester Connect

Leicester Connect is a dedicated online social platform helping alumni stay connected with the University and fellow graduates from around the world.