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Graduation Ceremony Update for all 2020 and 2021 Graduates.

Due to the proximity of the government roadmap to our graduations and the uncertainty that still surrounds COVID-19 and restrictions, we are not yet able to hold large scale events at an indoor venue and therefore we cannot proceed with our traditional ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall this summer as we had hoped.

The welfare of our graduates and staff are of utmost importance and we want you to be able to celebrate in the safest way possible.

We do want you to have the opportunity to share your success with your friends and family so we will be providing two avenues to enable you to do this.

1. We will be hosting on campus celebration events where you will be able to don your cap and gown, get formal and informal graduation photos and mark the moment on our beautiful campus. These events will be held in July for our 2020 graduates and planned for early September for our 2021 graduates.

2. We will be holding online virtual ceremonies in August for all those who don’t feel comfortable attending events or cannot make it to campus. More details on these events will be provided by mid-April on the graduation pages of the website. We will be sending invitations to your personal email addresses so please do make sure they are up to date.

For international students, if your visa is due to expire before the date of your new ceremony, you and your guests will still be able to apply for a visa to attend your graduation by applying through your own government or embassy once you receive your invitation to the ceremony.

Please find the schedule for our 2020 cohort graduate events:

Mon 12 July
10am - 12pm: School of Arts: Dance, Drama, Theatre and Performance and Media programmes
2pm - 4pm: School of Arts: media programmes continued

Tues 13 July
10am - 12pm: Department of Humanities: English and Creative Writing only
2pm - 4pm: Department of Humanities

Wed 14 July
10am - 12pm: Business School
2pm - 4pm: Business School (continued)

Thurs 15 July
10am - 12pm: Department of Social Sciences

Mon 26 July
10am - 12pm: School of Education
2pm - 4pm: School of Education (continued)

Wed 28 July
10am - 12pm: Department of Life Sciences
2pm - 4pm: Department of Life Sciences

Thurs 29 July
10am - 12pm: Department of Psychology
2pm - 4pm: Department of Psychology

Official invitations with booking links will be sent from the week commencing 17 May 2021.

The 2021 graduate cohort events are still in the planning process. We will update the webpage when we have more information.

As a graduate of the University of Roehampton you are welcomed into our larger community as one of our alumni. View more information regarding Roehampton Alumni and the associated benefits.


For Visa Queries:

Your invitation email is the official communication from the University and can be used for visa purposes for both students and their guests.

If you are a Roehampton Online student and need advice, please contact your Student Support team on If you are an EU Business School student, please contact Javier Rosero on

If you wish to purchase personalised merchandise, please visit the Campus Clothing store.

For any other enquiries relating to graduation, please see our FAQs or email


Receiving your Certificate

Certificates are not linked to a particular graduation ceremony but to University Awards and Progression Boards. The certificates are produced on a timetable depending when a student is awarded. It is therefore very important that your permanent address is kept up to date at all times of the year using the online facility.

Certificates are produced between six and eight weeks after each Board. For Roehampton Online students, your certificate will be posted by your Student Support Team. For further information please contact them on For enquiries from campus based students, please email