Graduation is a significant milestone in every student’s career – it’s an opportunity for the University to formally recognise your hard work and congratulate you on your success.

It’s also a special time for family and friends, who will gather from near and far to celebrate your achievements and wish you luck as you embark on a new adventure – whatever that may be.

Most importantly, it’s a special time for you – an unforgettable day you’ll feel proud to be part of.

Graduation ceremonies

Graduation at The University of Manchester takes place in summer and winter, with our next ceremonies taking place from Monday, 8 to Friday, 19 July 2019. All ceremonies are held in the Whitworth Hall on Oxford Road.

Graduation programme

Find out the order of the day with our summer graduation programme 2019. 

Download the programme (PDF document, 4.7MB)

Watch the ceremonies live

If you're unable to make it in person, you can still watch the degree ceremonies on our live stream. We'll stream the ceremonies here from Monday, 8 July 2019.

Watch the ceremonies live

Travel and accommodation for graduation

Practical information about graduation, including travel and parking, robe hire, the order of the ceremonies, and memorabilia is available on our Graduation website.

If you need accommodation during graduation week, the University's own Chancellors Hotel is conveniently located and offers competitive rates.

We also have preferential rates with the brand new Crowne Plaza Manchester and Staybridge Suites Manchester, for University of Manchester students and visitors. Opened this year the Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites are located just off Oxford Road on the University campus.

Graduation videos

As a lasting souvenir, all of our graduation ceremonies are available for purchase.

These are available from the Media Services stand in University Place during graduation week.

Share your graduation memories

Graduation is a special day for everyone, and we want to share in your celebrations! To feature in our live story, use the hashtag #UoMGraduation on Twitter or Instagram. 

Like University of Manchester Alumni on Facebook who’ll be sharing your photos every day – and make sure you check your email after your ceremony for a surprise from the Alumni Relations team.

Once you graduate, you’ll become part of our global alumni community of more than 480,000 graduates. You can get careers advice and even jobs from these alumni by registering for the Manchester Network – the University’s online professional networking service for alumni and students – and going to the Mentoring tab.

You can log in or create an account with your email address or LinkedIn username and password. Unless you are going on to further study at The University of Manchester please do not use your University details to log in.