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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.

Summer Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies are important events for you, the entire university community, and those who are close to you. They celebrate your achievements, and we would always prefer them to be physical events where we can gather to recognise your hard work.

However, in the current uncertain climate relating to the pandemic, we have little choice but, again, to have a virtual graduation event this summer. For our summer graduating cohort of 2021, we will be holding virtual graduation ceremonies on Friday 16 July at 11.00 BST, to recognise your accomplishments and the challenges you have overcome in the face of adversity.

Wherever you are in the world, you will be able to experience the 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 celebration. You will receive more information about the ceremonies in due course.

While this may not be the graduation ceremony you would have hoped for, your safety and that of your families and the wider University community must be our priority. We will of course do our very best to make this a memorable occasion for you.

Gown Hire

To help you celebrate virtually, we will release an RGU Instagram and Facebook 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 these instructions:

  • Select "Not Attending a Graduation Event", this will take you through to the hiring process
  • In the Institution box type in RGU and select Robert Gordon University, select your award type from the dropdown menu and click Continue.
  • Use the academic dress section from the graduation hub page to add the correct dress to your basket.
  • Proceed to the checkout and select the day you would like to receive your gown

The gowns are hired for a period of 7 days and include free postage.

Enhanced 33% Alumni Loyalty Discount

RGU has always welcomed back its alumni with discounted prices on postgraduate study to support them in their lifelong learning, enabling them to thrive throughout their careers

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, we are offering an increased discount of 33% to help support all our summer 2021 graduating undergraduates. This discount applies to those moving on to either on campus or online taught postgraduate courses commencing in September 2021 or January 2022.

Winter Graduation Ceremonies

The Graduation ceremonies from December 2020 can still be viewed online. 

Make sure you select the correct ceremony from the drop down list on the right hand side.

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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