Graduation Ceremonies

You may be aware of the recent media coverage about the Preston Guild Hall closure, so we wanted to assure you that graduation is still going ahead and the dates remain the same. It is our key priority to ensure that you have a brilliant graduation day to celebrate your achievements at UCLan.

Plans are underway to relocate the graduation ceremonies from the Guild Hall to the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on campus, which will be transformed to host the ceremonies. We will also be using surrounding University buildings and facilities for registration, gowning, photography and hospitality.

This page will be updated with more information over the coming weeks.

Bookings are now closed for the July Ceremonies.

If you have booked places for graduation, we will be in touch via email, with specific information about your ceremony.

If you have any urgent queries, please contact the Graduation Team on 01772 892447/ 892448 / 892622.


Graduation team


Graduation Ceremonies

We are so proud to have celebrated once again with our new graduates in December! Watch our highlights from the week of ceremonies.

Future Graduation Ceremonies

9 - 11 December 2019 - Ceremony schedule to be published in October 2019

Please use the menu on the right to find further information about all aspects of Graduation including dates and times, gown hire, photography, venue, car parking and arrangements for students or guests with a disability.

Need help or advice? Please email the Graduation Team or ring 01772 892447.

Please note: Graduation ceremonies are regarded as public events. Names of all graduates (including those graduands in absentia) are published in the graduation programme. In addition the graduation ceremony will be filmed and live streamed over the internet and will ultimately will be available to view on the UCLan website.

There will be general filming and photography taking place throughout your attendance at our Graduation Ceremonies and celebration event which may be used for corporate publicity. If you object to being filmed and/or photographed for this purpose, please contact