Winter graduations

Our winter graduation ceremonies take place between Saturday 23 November and Friday 29 November.

Graduation - share your story

Graduations McEwan hall

All graduation ceremonies take place in the iconic McEwan Hall, which first opened its doors in 1897 as the purpose-built graduation hall for the University of Edinburgh. The ceremony marks the culmination of years of hard work, and is a day to celebrate with friends and family.

Share your Edinburgh graduation story with us! We'd love to hear from our graduates, as well as their family and friends. Tag your Instagram photos, tweets and Facebook posts with our graduation celebrations hashtag: #EdinburghGrad

Live video

Our graduation ceremonies will be streamed live on this page. The live stream will become available 10 minutes before each graduation ceremony begins.


Full details of all our graduation ceremonies are available on our Student Administration website.

Graduation ceremonies

Alumni community

When you graduate, you enter the next phase of your University of Edinburgh life, as you join our global alumni community. Membership of this network comes with a range of benefits and opportunities.

New graduates

We are you

Graduation can be exciting and daunting in equal measure, but you continue to be part of the University of Edinburgh community of alumni who can support you.

We know that it's always good to hear from those who've been there, so we've taken the burning questions you are asking yourself and put them to a selection of recent graduates who have made various life journeys since their time at Edinburgh.

Q&As with recent graduates

Platform One

Platform One is a meeting place, a community place, a discussion place. It is a platform of possibilities. Its aim is to provide a single online location where students, alumni, staff and volunteers can share, interact and advise.

Join Platform One

What's your Edinburgh song?

We asked some of our graduates and alumni to think of a song that reminds them of their time as a student here. Their answers might surprise you!

Graduation gifts

Official University gifts are available from our Visitor Centre and online gift shop.

Find the Visitor Centre on our campus map

Visit our online Gift Shop

Related links

Attending a graduation ceremony

10% discount on postgraduate fees for graduates