Welcome to our graduation information pages. Graduation is a special occasion, representing the culmination of all your hard work. It is the highlight of the University year and we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends to Lancaster University to celebrate your success with you.
Graduation ceremonies take place in the Great Hall of Lancaster University in July for undergraduates and in December for postgraduates. We are proud that our graduation ceremonies have an excellent reputation for being enjoyable and memorable occasions, with pomp and ceremony, trumpet fanfares and ceremonial processions.
We're keen to make the day a special one. On these pages you will find information about your ceremony. We have endeavoured to answer the most frequently asked questions but if you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact the Ceremonies Team by email or telephone on +44 (0)1524 592190.
- GDGWI - Lancaster University Graduation
- Undergraduate Ceremonies
- Postgraduate Ceremonies
- General information
- Academic dress
- Degree certificates
- Commemorative Photography
- Commemorative DVDs
Congregations for the conferment of Bachelor and Higher Degrees (more commonly known as Graduation Ceremonies), take place in the Great Hall of Lancaster University in July for Undergraduates and in December for Postgraduates.
Detailed information is sent out early in March to undergraduates and early in October to postgraduates.
Ceremony tickets and timetables are sent out to undergraduates at College addresses during the first week of June and to postgraduates with UK home addresses during the first week of December. Those with non-UK home addresses can collect their tickets from the Ceremonies Office in advance of their ceremonies or on the day from the Great Hall Ticket Office.
We try our best to let all those who ask for them have up to two guest tickets. Any requests for more than two are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Children under 5 do not need a ticket if they sit on a guest's knee.
At the busier Summer Session the Ceremonies can be viewed on a 'LIVE VIDEO LINK' in Faraday Lecture Theatre for which tickets are not required.
At the July Ceremonies students graduate by College and the timetable is decided in February. At the December Ceremonies students graduate by Faculty and the Timetable is decided in October. Details will be posted on this site when they are available.
Lancaster University Bachelor Degree Certificates and Transcripts will be available for collection on the day of your degree ceremony. Any documents not collected during ceremonies week will be posted out to the home address we have on record for you during the week following graduation. Lancaster University Higher Degree Certificates and transcripts are sent out in January to the home address on record.
You can check and update your address information by going to Student Web Services.
For enquiries about Degree Certificates and details of how to obtain replacement Certificates or Transcripts please visit this web page.
Lancaster University Photographic Unit (Folio) is the appointed official photographer at the Degree Ceremonies. Studios for professional portrait sittings are available, either individually or together with family members. Orders for Portrait Photographs can be placed on Graduation Day.
Commemorative videos and DVDs of the graduation ceremonies are produced by I am a Graduate.com. To place an order, please use any of the following options:
1. Visit I am a Graduate.com to order online or by post
2. Visit the I am a Graduate.com sales stand on the day of your graduation
3. Telephone 0870 609 3187
For enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0870 609 3187.