A graduation ceremony in Lancaster's Great Hall


Congratulations and welcome to our Graduation pages where you will find all the information you need to celebrate and enjoy your graduation day.

Summer graduation update

Lancaster University has taken the difficult decision to postpone Graduation ceremonies due to take place in July 2021. 

The decision was made due to a significant number of unknowns and risks around holding large events this summer and was also directly informed by the results of a recent survey sent to graduating students.  

While we want to celebrate graduation in person with our students and recent graduates as soon as possible, and we welcome the Government’s roadmap to reopening, there is still considerable risk in planning to run summer graduation ceremonies in 2021. We wanted to make a decision now to provide clarity to those affected students, and more detailed information has been sent to students directly affected, so please check your email.

We have tentatively scheduled graduations for an extended summer session in July 2022 which will include undergraduates from the Class of 2020 and 2021, as well as 2022. To be clear, subject to confirmation of degree results, students will still graduate this summer. It is just the ceremonies that are delayed.

We are committed to providing all students the opportunity to attend a traditional graduation ceremony at Lancaster.

We have prepared frequently asked questions where you will find answers to many of your questions about this postponement.   We will continue to provide more information as and when it is available. 

Arrangements for Winter 2021

Planning for the winter graduation for postgraduate students in December 2021 is ongoing, and we hope to welcome back postgraduates who had their 2020 ceremony postponed as well as those graduating in 2021, subject to it being safe and practicable to hold large events.

Your Graduation day is a special occasion to celebrate your academic achievements.