Graduation ceremonies for Kingston University students

Graduation ceremonies

We look forward to celebrating the successes of our new and upcoming graduates at in-person ceremonies this year.

  • Our next ceremonies will take place between 20-28 July 2023. All eligible graduates will be contacted 2-3 months beforehand with more information.

View the ceremonies schedule here.

Any questions?

Our list of ceremony FAQs will be updated regularly.

July ceremonies

Find out more about our graduation ceremonies


You will receive an invitation email from the graduations team confirming the date, time and location in due course. You are advised not to make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you have received this email.


You must book your tickets via OSIS when you have received the invitation email from the graduations team. The graduate's ticket is free. You can purchase up to two tickets for your guests in the first instance. 


We encourage graduates to wear academic dress – gown, hood and hat. It's not compulsory, but most graduates choose to dress up. You need to book your gown in advance, and further information on how to do this will be in your invitation email.


You can take photos at the ceremony but we also have a photographer on site. No need to book or pay in advance – just turn up two hours before your ceremony to join the photo queue.

Vote of Thanks

A three-minute speech, The Vote of Thanks is given by a graduate during their awards ceremony at the Rose Theatre to thank the people who have contributed to their success.


To make your graduation day all the more memorable, you may want to order an official Kingston University souvenir. View the range provided by Union of Kingston Students.


Before contacting the graduations team, please read our frequently asked questions, which include details on visas and the graduation support fund.

Terms and conditions

By booking your tickets you agree to the graduation ceremonies policies. Read more about the terms and conditions for attending graduation ceremonies.

Need further support?

Please read our frequently asked questions before contacting the graduation team. If you have queries that have not been answered in the FAQs, please get in touch.