All the information you will need to graduate; from ceremony dates and times, booking your tickets and wristbands, how to get here, preparing for graduation and what to expect on the day. 

After you graduate

Your graduation

Graduation day is a moment of celebration for students at the end of their studies. At Surrey we are proud of the way we are able to use our wonderful campus as the backdrop for memories that last a lifetime, and we cannot wait to celebrate with you this summer. 

Graduation ceremonies in July 2021

Following the disappointment of having to cancel graduation ceremonies in 2020 and early 2021, we are delighted to be able to welcome our 2019, 2020 and 2021 cohorts for in-person graduation ceremonies this July. 

Alongside our ceremonies, we are also hosting celebratory receptions on campus for you and your guests. This will offer you an exciting opportunity to catch-up with friends and create memorable moments with those closest to you – something that we have all been missing throughout the pandemic. 

All celebrations will adhere to the latest UK government guidance and will be fully socially distanced, but we will be delivering events that are as close to normal as is possible.

On Monday 14 June the UK government announced that there would be a four-week delay to the lifting of restrictions. This has not impacted our graduation ceremonies as our plans were already in-line with current guidance, but this does mean that we will be unable to increase capacities or remove social distancing measures.

You can find out more about the graduation experience, and the changes in place to keep you and your guests safe, on our on the day page

How we are keeping you safe

The welfare of our guests, staff and students at Surrey is always our first priority. We’ve been working hard to ensure all necessary precautions are in place to minimise the transmission of Covid-19 and keep all those involved safe. This includes:

  • Requiring all attendees to check-in using the NHS Covid-19 app
  • Encouraging all attendees to take asymptomatic lateral flow tests before attending
  • Reminding all attendees that they should not attend if showing symptoms or testing positive for Covid-19, and that all rules on international travel must be followed
  • All events taking place with 1m+ social distancing in place, with masks required to be worn at all times unless exempt or eating and drinking
  • Hand sanitiser stations available across campus and regular cleaning of all ceremony and event areas throughout the day
  • A one-way flow system for guests with signage to prevent pinch points and large gatherings of people.

You can find out more about these measures on our how we are keeping you safe page.

Our attendee code of conduct

The health and safety of every member of our community and all our guests is our number one priority so we must ensure that we are following all guidance provided by the UK government.

To enable us to welcome you to campus for your graduation ceremony, it is important that all attendees read and follow our attendee code of conduct, which lays out all the things that we must do to keep one another safe.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

If you have any questions about your graduation experience then please take a look at our FAQs page where you can find a list of common questions.

If you cannot find an answer to your question then please get in touch with our Ceremonies team who will be happy to help.


Check you have been awarded. You can’t take part in the graduation ceremonies if you have any outstanding academic debt to the University.

Before the day

Check what time your ceremony starts, how to get here and where you're going to stay.

Award documentation

We can help if you need your certificate before you graduate, or want information on when you will receive your certificate.