Am I eligible to attend a UCL graduation ceremony?
Everyone who receives a degree or graduate diploma from UCL is eligible to attend a graduation ceremony (this unfortunately does not apply to Postgraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas at undergraduate level or College Diplomas).
Places at graduation ceremonies are not automatically allocated. You need to use the online booking site to indicate your wish to attend and purchase your ticket. You must do this before the deadline to guarantee your place. See the tickets page for more information.
You can check your eligibility by looking on your Portico homepage. If you are eligible, once the application process begins you will have a link to purchase tickets in the Graduation Ceremonies container. If you feel you are eligible but do not have a link please contact the Student Support and Events Team.
You do not have to attend a ceremony and your award is not affected by your attendance.
When will my graduation ceremony be?
Attendance at the 2015 Graduation Ceremonies is subject to undergraduate students having a conferred award on their student record by 01 July 2015. Any undergraduate student who does not have a conferred award by 01 July 2015 will automatically have their attendance and tickets cancelled, their payment refunded and will be given the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony in 2016.
Any undergraduate given the option to choose an Ordinary Degree or resit might also have their attendance for 2015 cancelled. Please refer to your department for details about Ordinary Degrees.
Taught Graduates -
If you are a Taught Graduate student you must have had an award on your record by 27 March 2015 in order to attend a 2015 ceremony.
If you are a Taught Masters student who has just been awarded their degree or will be awarded this November you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony in 2015. We will write to you using your contact address (taken form Portico) in January 2015 advising you on how to apply for the 2015 graduation ceremonies.
UCL currently holds all graduation ceremonies during the Summer. We will not be able to publish the provisional dates for the 2015 Graduation Ceremonies until the application process opens in late January 2015.
Research Graduates -
Research Graduate students are selected for the ceremonies based on their award date and when the award is issued. To be eligible to attend the graduation ceremonies in 2015, your degree must be awarded on, or before, the 28th April 2015. If you wish to be invited to the ceremonies, please make sure you have met all the requirements for award before this date. If you have any queries refer to www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/research_degrees. Graduates with an award conferred on their student record after 28 April 2015 will be invited to attend the 2016 ceremonies.
Degree Awarding Powers (DAP)
UCL was granted degree awarding powers in 2005. Before this all students studying at UCL will have received an award from the University of London. These changes mean there will be some students who are awarded by UCL and some who will still receive a University of London award. You can check your awarding institution on your PORTICO record. The institution awarding your qualification effects the certificate you receive and the academic dress you wear at your graduation ceremony. For further information see www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/exams_and_awards
Degree certificates are not handed out at graduation ceremonies. You therefore do not need to attend a ceremony to receive your certificate. All certificates are posted to the 'contact' address given on Portico.
For degree certificate queries please refer to one of the following:
- For those with a UCL award - Email the UCL Examination office at email@example.com
- For those with a University of London award - Contact the University of London Diploma Production and Dispatch office at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the dates for the 2015 graduation ceremonies?
UCL currently holds all graduation ceremonies during the Summer. We will not be able to publish the provisional dates for the 2015 graduation ceremonies until the application process opens in late January 2015.