Students celebrating at graduation

Congratulations to everyone who has completed their studies over the past two years!

It’s been a tough few years for our classes of 2020 and 2021 – the resilience and dedication you have shown are commendable.

Dumfries and Galloway College are excited to announce we can now celebrate your incredible achievements with your family and friends by holding a blended graduation.

You are invited to come and join us for a graduation photography session, where we will be filming for a special video to follow your day.

Your Blended Graduation

Dumfries and Galloway College are inviting you to come to join our blended graduation. A blended graduation means we can keep you safe, while still being able to celebrate your achievements.

This will include a photo session and graduation celebration video put together with footage from the day and past achievements.

Graduate Photography Sessions

We will be hosting photography sessions at both of our campuses, which you can book through Ede & Ravenscroft when you order your gown.

Each curriculum area has been allocated a three-hour time slot and you are welcome to turn up anytime within that three-hour slot.

We would advise you not to all turn up at the start of your time slot as this will cause delays due to queueing and the number of people we can allow in the building to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidance. 

You will be required to register your attendance and hire academic dress (graduation gowns).

We ask all graduates to turn up attend their allocated three-hour time slot to ensure social distancing rules can be easily followed.

When arriving at the campus, you will be asked to sign in, then you will be directed towards collecting your gowns and getting your photos taken.

Cost of Gown hire and Photography packages

Pricing will range for gowns depending on the ceremony.

Gown hire between £25 - £75

Prices may vary depending on the photography package.

The minimum pricing for photographs is £15

Dumfries Campus

Photo sessions will be held between 
Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of November 

Time 10.00 – 19.30 

Place Henry Duncan Building.

Dumfries campus


Photo sessions will be held on
Thursday 4th of November 

Time 10.00 – 16.00 

Place Stem Hub

Stranraer Campus


At your photography session, look out for the videographer! We will be producing a special graduation video, featuring footage and photos from the graduate photo sessions, along with speeches from members of staff talking about highlights from the past year.

We will also be presenting awards to staff and students who have gone above and beyond to inspire, who showed determination and strive through the past few years.

Your Guests

You are able to invite two friends/family members to celebrate at your photography session and see you looking fantastic in your gown.

Graduates with your guests will follow signage through a one-way system which is easily followed to ensure the safety of everyone attending.

Student with her guests at graduation

Covid Guidelines

We ask all guests to follow all Covid guidelines currently in place in Scotland.

  • Do not travel if you have any covid symptoms.
  • Face coverings must be worn indoors at all times unless exempt.
  • Please keep a 1 metre distance.

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Data Protection

The college will ask you to sign a consent form when arriving on campus – this is to gain your permission to use your photo and video footage across all college platforms celebrating graduation.

If you do not sign the consent form, we will be unable to include you in the photos/videos.