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Graduation ceremonies

Your graduation ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your achievements with the University, fellow graduates, family and friends.

You've made it!

This website will help you make sure everything is just right on the day – no last-minute panics or I-didn't-know-what-to-do moments – so graduation becomes one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

Don't forget that this is where you will find all the latest, important updates. Check back regularly so you don't miss what is going on at your graduation!

If there's anything this website doesn't answer, then contact us using the online query form, making sure you check our FAQs first.

When is my graduation ceremony?

  • You will receive an invitation email from the graduations team confirming the date and time of your graduation ceremony. You are advised not to make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you have received this email. The University cannot be held liable for any costs incurred for travel or accommodation.
  • Ceremonies in January will take place on 9, 10 and 11 January 2019. More details and invitations to those ceremonies will be sent in the autumn.
  • There are exceptions, so you are advised to wait until you have received your invitation email.
  • Keep up to date with the latest news about your graduation ceremony by liking our Kingston University Graduations: Class of 2018 Facebook page.
  • Please note: the faculty of Health, Social Care and Education ceremony is organised by the faculty. For information about their graduations, please visit their website.

How to get your certificate if you don't attend your ceremony or need it before the ceremonies have taken place

What to do if you're not coming to your ceremony

If you are not attending your ceremony, please use our contact form to request your certificate.

If you did not attend your graduation ceremony and have not received your certificate, please read this key information to find out how to receive it.

If you did not get a chance to attend your graduation, we are able to offer you the opportunity to have a photo in an official Kingston University gown, with our professional photographers, either on campus or in a Kingston town centre venue. Find out more...

What to do if you need your certificate before your ceremony

If your graduation ceremony is taking place more than two months after your award date, you can request your certificate by completing our online form. Please note that if you receive your certificate before your ceremony, you will not receive another one on your graduation day.

Check out what you have to look forward to on your special day:

After you graduate

Your links to Kingston University do not end with your graduation; you are now part of the Kingston University Alumni Association.

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Kingston University
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Contact us

Kingston University
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ
Email us


We suggest you check our FAQs to find out everything you need to know about the graduation ceremonies.


Booking your tickets to your graduation ceremony indicates that you adhere to the University's Graduation Ceremony Policies.

Download the Graduation Ceremonies Policies (PDF).

Ready to graduate?

Have you…

  • Checked your ceremony date and time?
  • Cleared any outstanding debt with the University?
  • Applied for your graduate and guest tickets?
  • Received an email confirming your tickets have been purchased?
  • Hired your gown?
  • Downloaded and printed your ceremony information leaflet?
  • Informed the graduations team of any special requirements you or your guests have?

What our graduates say

"The fact that graduations are being held locally and it's near the river meant that I could take many memorable photos with my friends and family."
Kamolthip Sri-Aim – International Business Management MA

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