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Graduation Ceremonies

Your Graduation Ceremony


Congratulations to everyone who has been or will be awarded this year!

The application process for the 2014 Graduation Ceremonies is now open.

Tickets can be purchased via the link on your Portico homepage.

If you are unable to see the link to purchase tickets, but believe that you are eligible to attend a ceremony in 2014, please contact the Student Support and Events Team at

Further information about applying for your ceremony can be found on the Tickets page.

Information for Parents and Guests

2014 Graduation Ceremony Parents/Guests FAQs

2014 Provisional Graduation Ceremonies Schedule - This is a basic schedule. Graduands should refer to their online application (access via Portico) for their provisional date and time.

2014 Graduation Ceremonies Terms and Conditions



Research Degree students who will appear on the April Pass List

If you are a Research Degree student who has been notified they will appear on the April Pass List but has not had any information about the graduation ceremonies this year and can't see the link on Portico to apply please do not panic. Because we do receive late notification of your award you will be informed of a different deadline by which you must apply for tickets when you receive your invitation to apply. Please ensure your contact email and postal addresses are up to date so we can contact you.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email us.

Graduation Ceremonies Visitor Visas

If you or your guests are travelling from outside the EU to attend a UCL Graduation Ceremony you will need a visa to enter the UK. If your student visa has expired and you have left the UK, you will need to apply for a general visitor visa.  In May 2014 you will be sent a letter confirming the date and time of your graduation ceremony which will include the number of guest tickets you have purchased. This can be used to support your visitors visa applications.

Please note that UCL is unable to provide any kind of additional invitation letter to support visa applications.

We strongly advise all graduands and guests to read through our guidance document and consult the relevant pages of the UK Visa and Immigration website before applying for their visa.



The online application for UCL staff who would like to attend the ceremonies as part of the Academic Procession will open in May 2014 when we have a clearer idea of the numbers of students wishing to attend.

Please see provisional schedule below for an idea of the dates.  Academic staff will be advised in May 2014 when the online application is open and at that point they will be able to see the confirmed schedule of dates.

2014 Graduation Ceremonies Provisional Schedule

Please do get in touch with us if you have any questions about the ceremonies or would like further information.

For information regarding hiring academic dress outside of the graduation ceremony period please refer to our Robes page.

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Congratulations! You have or are about to, complete a degree or graduate diploma at UCL.

Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of your achievement. It is a time to get together with family, friends and colleagues to acknowledge your success before moving on to the next phase of your career.

The best way to get the most from your day is to plan!


UCL's 2014 Graduation Ceremonies will take place on 4 July and between 26 August and 5 September. Your provisional ceremony date and time is available to view via 'My Graduation Ceremonies' on the left menu of your Portico homepage. Once you are in 'My Graduation Ceremonies' simply click 'Apply for tickets' for more information.