Graduation ceremonies for Kingston University students

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

Our summer graduations will take place between 18 and 26 July 2024. 

The ceremony dates for each Faculty are as follows:

  • Faculty of Business and Social Sciences: Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July 2024
  • Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education: Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July 2024
  • Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment: Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 July 2024
  • Kingston School of Art: Thursday 25 and Friday 26 July 2024


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

Watch the live streams

If you're unable to join us in person, you'll be able to watch the ceremonies live online.

Find out more about our graduation ceremonies

Plan your day

Here is a step-by-step guide to your graduation day. It has everything you need to help you plan, so you can relax and be sure you're doing the right thing, at the right time, in the right place.

Graduation ceremony, with audience stage and banners.


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.

Smiling graduates wearing gowns and hats.


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.

Graduation Support Fund

Students who are facing financial hardship have the opportunity to submit an application to the Graduation Support Fund which will provide up to two guest tickets and gown hire (for your graduation day) free of charge.

Smiling graduate on stage, waving and wearing hat and gown

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.

Smiling graduate in hat and gown, holding a banner that reads: Made in Kingston.


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.

Two smiling students hugging each other


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.