Lockdown graduates welcomed back to celebrate degrees

The University is holding a series of graduations for graduates who were unable to attend a ceremony during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Image of a group of students in academic robes celebrating their graduation outside of McEwan Hall

More than 2,200 students who graduated in 2020 and 2021 will attend ceremonies at the McEwan Hall between Thursday 23 March and Thursday 30 March.

Special events

The March graduations are unique addition to the University’s annual winter and summer graduations. Only students who were unable to attend their original graduation ceremony due to the pandemic have been invited to attend these special events.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of the University’s 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremonies were held online.

Around 19,000 students whose graduation ceremonies were cancelled were given the opportunity to attend a future in-person ceremony.

Previous graduates have since been invited back to events at Edinburgh Castle in July 2021 and subsequent in-person graduations at the McEwan Hall.

The pandemic prevented so many of our students from being able to celebrate their achievements with their family, friends and loved ones. I am delighted to welcome our graduates back to recognise the amazing accomplishments they have made during their time at the University of Edinburgh.

Professor Sir Peter MathiesonPrincipal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh

Live video stream

All graduation ceremonies will be streamed live on this page.

The live broadcast will become available approximately ten minutes before each graduation ceremony begins.

See March graduation dates for further information.

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Graduation gifts

Official University gifts are available from our Visitor Centre and online Gift Shop.

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