DYP Formal Graduation!

Welcome to the Driven Young Program Black Tie Graduation information page!

What is the Black Tie Graduation?

This is our final event of the program and a chance to celebrate together in style 😉

Dress up in full black tie, dress to impress for an amazing night out with all your DYP friends.

Food, drinks, awards, dancing, and lots of photos included!


This is an alcoholic event, all alcohol and food is included, open bar for beer and wine!
Please arrive on time as to make the most of the evening.
We have made this a Saturday event so you should have plenty of time to get ready and look stunning before hand.
Feel free to bring a film camera or disposable if you have one, otherwise just show up on time and we will organise everything else!

Please note this is a ticketed event.
You must fill out the form below to indicate you are coming to the formal.


7:00 PM
Arrive to the venue
7:30 PM
Presentation Commences, with awards and more!
9:00 PM
Presentation ends, dance floor opens and the night is yours!
12:00 AM
Venue closes, kick on to Sidebar

DO NOT PRE DRINK! All your alcohol is included, you are literally wasting money by pre-drinking. This is a licensed venue, if you get kicked out I have no control.


The exact location is above, you can click on the directions or add it into your Google Maps.
It is a 5 minute walk from central station, enter the hotel then turn left or right and go up the stairs.

Address: Novotel Hotel, Central
Google maps link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KTU7WtGxoa9BfAa9

Dress Code

The theme is Black Tie. Think of it like a high-school formal but you now you are old.

What to wear: 

  • Tuxedo
  • Suit
  • Ballgown dress
  • Formal Pant suit
  • Formal attire
  • Cocktail attire for those more inclined.
  • Your biggest smile

What not to wear: 

  • Sneakers
  • Casual clothes
  • Button up and pants is not black tie, gentlemen

What to bring:

  • A coat or jacket (in case it gets cold)
  • Ladies… spare shoes for the afterparty 😉
  • Your phone
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