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

We're awarding Honorary degrees to eight Honorary Graduates this July, including the Chair of Channel 4 Charles Gurassa, scientist, author and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, and Dame Fiona Kendrick, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé UK.

Watch graduation online

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

After graduation

The York Alumni Association (YAA) is a worldwide community of over 112,000 University of York graduates across 181 countries.

We help you to stay in touch with York and each other, and to access careers support, discounts and free services.

Join York Alumni Association today. As a new graduate you will have been sent joining instructions for our alumni website YorkSpace where you can find out more about the Association.