What happens on the day


If you are graduating with a Higher Education award you will need to collect your gown and hood before the ceremony.

If you are graduating with a Further Education Award (up to level 6) you do not need to do this and should arrive at Argyllshire Gathering Halls no later than 12.15pm.

You may collect your gown from the Oban Learning Centre at Glenshellach Business Park between 10am and 12noon. Our Oban centre is located near Lorn and Islands Hospital and is approximately 2 miles from the Argyllshire Gathering Halls, so you should make appropriate transport arrangements. If you need assistance with transport between Oban Learning Centre and the Gathering Halls please tell us when you register.

See a map of Oban showing the Oban Centre and Argyllshire Gathering Halls.

Our Graduation Ceremony is formal, so please be smartly dressed (no jeans). This could be national dress, dark tie, dark suit, dark skirt or dress, white shirt or blouse.

The Official Photographer will be available until 4pm for portraits and family groups.

Please be aware that on-street parking at the venue is very limited. There are car parks nearby, opposite the Corran Halls and Corran Esplanade.

Timetable content



Gown collection – Oban Learning Centre (only for those students wearing gowns)


Official photographer available in Argyllshire Gathering Halls for all graduands


Graduands enter the Auditorium


Auditorium opens for guests – to be seated by 13.00


Academic Procession


Ceremony commences

15.00 approx

Ceremony ends

15.00 to 17.00

Drinks Reception, Foyer for all graduands, guests, staff and VIP guests.