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Graduation

Graduation in Central Hall

COVID-19 graduation summer 2020 update

Due to the pandemic and current restrictions, this summer's graduation ceremonies will be held online in August. However, we will see you on campus as soon as possible for a ceremony with family, friends and members of the University community to celebrate your achievements in gowns and mortarboards.

  • Leave a lasting impression! Find out about your chance to speak at graduation.
  • More information can be found on our Student COVID-19 FAQs page.
  • If you have any further questions, please email graduation@york.ac.uk.
  • You can still hire gowns for the virtual ceremonies through the Ede & Ravenscroft website.

Hire a gown

As soon as it is safe to do so, we plan to hold ceremonies on campus so that this year's graduates can gather with family, friends and members of the University community to celebrate their achievements in gowns and mortarboards.

In the meantime, ceremonies will be online, likely between 12 noon and 2pm BST

Wednesday 26 August - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

  • Archaeology
  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • English & Related Literature
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre, Film, Television & Interactive Media

Thursday 27 August - Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics & Related Studies
  • Education
  • Politics
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Research Centre for Social Sciences
  • Social & Political Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy & Social Work
  • York Law School
  • York Management School
  • Womens Studies

Friday 28 August - Faculty of Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Environment & Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School
  • Mathematics
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology

We very much look forward to welcoming you all back to York for a proper ceremony when government guidance on public health and social distancing allows. 

Future ceremonies

Our ceremonies usually take place in January and July of each year but the date will be confirmed nearer the time. The provisional dates are:

2021

  • 21, 22 and 23 January
  • 21, 22, 23 and 24 July

2022

  • 21 and 22 January
  • 20, 21, 22 and 23 July

2023

  • 20 and 21 January
  • 19, 20, 21 and 22 July

2024

  • 19 and 20 January
  • 24, 25, 26 and 27 July