Student Administration

Information for those attending a winter 2023 graduation ceremony

The winter 2023 graduations will be held from 22 November to 1 December, inclusive.

Winter 2023 graduation registration

Registration for the winter 2023 graduations will open on 27 September and the form should be accessed via MyEd.

About graduation

Where is the graduation ceremony?

All graduation ceremonies take place in the McEwan Hall, Edinburgh.

How long are the ceremonies?

The ceremonies will last approximately 1-2 hours.

Who can attend the graduation ceremonies?

All students who have had their degree, diploma or certificate outcome confirmed by the Board of Examiners by Monday 6 November 2023 can attend the relevant ceremony.  Postgraduate research degree candidates must have their award letter by 6 November.  Eligibility to graduate is determined by Schools and is displayed via MyEd.

Your attendance at a graduation ceremony is subject to satisfactory completion of your degree programme unless your final award outcome has been impacted by the nationwide marking and assessment boycott, in which case you are welcome to attend even if your final award is not yet known.

How do I register to attend the graduation ceremonies?

  1. Complete the registration form via the invitation to register email or via your Student Record -> Progression & Awards and scroll down to find the graduation booking link. You must register to attend by Monday 6 November. Please note that this is separate from registering to attend any events your School might be organising.


  1. Order your gown and hood from Ede and Ravenscroft. More details are available in the What to wear section below. Photography sessions can also be arranged with Ede and Ravenscroft when ordering your gown and hood.

Ede and Ravenscroft

Do I have to pay a fee to graduate?

You do not have to pay a fee to the University of Edinburgh in order to graduate. You will have to pay a charge to Ede & Ravenscroft to hire a gown and hood for the ceremony.

Can I defer my graduation?

Deferrals are considered on a case by case basis, and requests should be submitted before the graduation ceremony.  Please note that the day, date, time of an alternate graduation ceremony will not be confirmed until registration for the next graduation cycle is open.  To discuss further, please contact us via the contact us button above. 

Health and safety measures

Your safety is our priority. These events have been planned in line with the latest Scottish Government and University of Edinburgh  health and safety recommendations  to ensure the safety of our graduates, guests and and our team. We will update this page with more detailed guidance as we have it.

Anyone who is self-isolating, who has Covid-19 symptoms or who has tested positive for Covid should not attend the graduation ceremonies.

Please ensure you and your guests are familiar with the Scottish Government guidance before attending the graduation ceremony or booking travel to attend the ceremony.

Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance

Please note graduation events may be subject to change due to Scottish Government guidance on COVID-19.


Before the ceremony


On the day of the ceremony


Cancelling your attendance at your ceremony

If you register to attend your ceremony and are then unable to attend, you must cancel your attendance in the registration form before noon on 6 November. 


Further Information