Graduation

All the information you need to make your graduation day a truly memorable experience.

A graduation ceremony seen from overhead, with people in colourful robes and rows of students

We want you to feel proud of your achievements on this special day. Find out about your ceremony, what to expect and how to prepare, to ensure happy memories for you and your guests.

A graduation ceremony

Next ceremony session dates

Our summer graduation ceremonies (undergraduate including integrated Master's degrees and PhDs) will take place between 15 and 19 July 2024.

Our winter graduation ceremonies (postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees) will take place on 11 and 12 December 2024.

July 2024 Timetable

July graduation checklist 

Registration for our July graduation ceremonies has now closed. Should you still require assistance with registering for graduation, you will need to contact ceremonies@lancaster.ac.uk. When you register to attend, you can prepare for your ceremony by completing the steps in our graduation checklist.

Applicable to all:

  •  ensuring you've chosen the correct hood for your degree type.
  • Share any access / special requirements with the Graduation Team
  • Ensure you have cleared any outstanding debt with the university or we cannot permit you to graduate (includes tuition fees, college fees and accommodation fees)

If applicable, you should also:

For any additional questions you can visit our graduation FAQ page. 

Please note there is a maximum two guest tickets per student for the Great Hall

All queries regarding late registration should be sent to ceremonies@lancaster.ac.uk  

  • We encourage all Lancaster University staff to get involved in graduation. Find out how you can take part.

  • Watch graduation online

    Stream ceremonies live on the day and catch up with previous ceremony recordings.

  • Graduation terms and conditions

    Please read and ensure you understand the following terms and conditions associated with your graduation.

A graduation ceremony

Summer graduation ceremonies

Lancaster University's summer graduation ceremonies will take place from Monday 15 - Friday 19 July 2024. Follow the link below to view this summer's graduation timetable.

Our on-the-day leaflet will provide you with all the information needed for your visit.

July 2024 Timetable