The University aims to make your graduation day as special and memorable as possible. Find out about guest tickets, how to order your gown and what to expect on the day below. If you still have queries about your graduation please contact

Graduation in Central Hall

Before graduation

Students will be invited to register for graduation online. Students must request guest tickets during registration and order their academic dress.



Your graduation day

Congratulations! Find out more about what will happen on the day and view the answers to some frequently asked questions.



Award certificates

If you decide not to attend your graduation we need to either post your certificate to you or arrange for it to be collected after the ceremony. Find out more about certificate postage and certificate collection.

Ceremony dates

Find out the date and time of each department's graduation ceremonyIf you are eligible to graduate you will be contacted by email to invite you to register through your e:Vision account. 


Chinese students

The Graduation Office help Chinese students apply for the Liu Xue Hui Guo Zheng Ming. Find out more about how to apply for the Certification for Returning from Overseas Study.


Honorary degrees

At the January 2018 ceremonies we awarded Honorary degrees to eight Honorary Graduates, including the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany Professor Dr Horst Koehler and Sacha Romanovitch, the Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton. The Honorary graduates for July 2018 will be announced in a few months' time.

Watch graduation online

Join in our students' special day by watching our graduation ceremonies online. Streaming will begin shortly before each ceremony.

Graduation Archives

Click here to see a list of the University of York's Honorary Graduates from 1966 to present day. The graduation archives also includes the names of graduates from 2002 to present day. Please note that some graduates opt out of being included in these lists.