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2016 Graduation Ceremony Dates

The Provisional Dates for the 2016 Graduation Ceremonies are:

Wednesday 06 - Friday 08 July 2016

Tuesday 30 August - Friday 02 September 2016

Monday 05 - Friday 09 September 2016

Students will be able to see the provisional date and time of their ceremony on the second screen of their online application form when the application process opens in mid February 2016.

Applying for Tickets for the 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

Applications for tickets for the 2016 UCL Graduation Ceremonies will open in mid February 2016. 

In order to ensure you receive information regarding graduation and ticket applications, please ensure that your 'contact' email and postal addresses are up-to-date in Portico as these are the addresses we will use to contact you.

When the application process opens we will invite eligible students to apply to attend and at that point inform them of the provisional date and time of their ceremony.

If you are not attending

The Defer Request Deadline has now closed. If you wish to defer your attendance to the 2016 Graduation Ceremonies please email

How will I get my degree certificate?

We do not present degree certificates at graduation ceremonies. Your certificate will be posted to you. Please refer to the Your Degree page for more information.

I would still like to have my photograph taken in academic dress, how can I arrange this?

We hold Non-ceremony Photography Sessions once a term where you can have professional photographs taken in academic dress, and with friends and family. Please refer to our photography page for more information.

Next Steps

Update Your Address

Be sure to update your contact mailing address and your email address in Portico.  We will use these two addresses to send you information on graduation participation and ticket applications.  Please do this well in advance to ensure you do not miss any communications from us!  If you are unable to change your address on Portico with your updated details, please contact Student Records at


Please make sure your userid and password for Portico are valid.  The easiest way to apply for graduation tickets will be via our online application system in Portico.

If you have forgotten your userid or your password has expired please contact the Information Systems Division (ISD) Service Desk who will be able to assist you on +44 (0) 20 7679 5000 or email

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Graduation Ceremonies Visitor Visas

If you or your guests will be coming from outside of the EU to attend a UCL Graduation Ceremony you will require a visa to enter the UK. We strongly advise all graduands and guests to read through our guidance document and consult the relevant pages of the UK Visas and Immigration website before applying for their visa.

If you have any questions about visa applications please email the UCL Rights and Advice office.


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.