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Our graduation ceremonies celebrate the end of your years of hard work on your course. Find out when the ceremonies are, what to expect and what you need to do before graduating.

Winter Graduation Ceremonies

Regrettably we are unable to hold graduation ceremonies in person this winter in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not a decision we have taken lightly. Your safety and that of your families and the wider university community must be our priority.

However, it is right that we celebrate your achievements, overcoming shared challenges, and mark the culmination of years of your hard work and determination.  In light of this, we will be holding a virtual graduation ceremony on Friday 4 December 2020 at 11.00 GMT.  Wherever you are in the world you will be able to experience a virtual graduation ceremony with your peers, friends and family. You will take to the virtual stage in a short video or image which will be showcased during the ceremony.

We will be contacting all graduating students in November, with details on how you can join the ceremonies.

While this is the best possible solution at this time for our graduating students during the global pandemic, the university will also provide an opportunity in future for you to celebrate your achievements in person at an awards ceremony, alongside your peers and family, when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you at graduation.

Gown Hire

To help you celebrate virtually, we will release an RGU Snapchat graduation filter, so you can don your gown and cap “virtually” from wherever you are. You also have the option of hiring a gown if you wish to fully look the part.

If you wish to hire a gown, please visit the Ede and Ravenscroft website and follow the instructions. The gowns are hired for a period of 7 days and include free postage.

  • In the Institution box type in RGU and Select Robert Gordon University then the continue button, then select ‘Virtual Celebration’ and click continue, then you select your award type from the dropdown menu and click submit.
  • Use the academic dress section from the graduation hub page to add the correct dress to your basket.
  • Proceed to the checkout

Summer Graduation Ceremonies

The virtual graduation ceremonies from August 2020 are still available to view online on YouTube.

If you have any queries regarding arrangements for your graduation please email in the first instance:

Student Records 
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For any finance enquiries please contact:

Student Finance
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Graduation Registration

Graduation Registration

Registration is essential even if you do not wish to attend the award ceremony.

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