Graduations are the highlight of the Imperial year, where we can all come together to celebrate the achievements of our graduating students.

Traditionally, two graduation days are held each year. Commemoration Day is held in October, while Postgraduate Graduation takes place in May.

The ceremonies on Commemoration Day and Postgraduate Graduation take place at the Royal Albert Hall, where they have been celebrated for more than 60 years.

Sadly due to COVID-19, we were unable to deliver graduation ceremonies for our October 2020 Undergraduates and May 2020 and 21 Postgraduates. However, the College was successful in arranging two additional dates in March 2022 for these graduands. Unfortunately, not all graduates could be accomodated on these dates and preparations are ongoing to confirm an additional date and venue.

Postgraduate Graduation

Postgraduate Graduation is held in May each year. Each year, over 3,500 Master’s and doctoral students graduate from Imperial.

The date of the next Postgraduate Graduation is Wednesday 4 May 2022.

Registration for Postgraduate Graduation 2022 is now closed.

Commemoration Day

Commemoration Day takes its name from a visit made by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1945 to mark the centenary of the Royal College of Science, the oldest forerunner to Imperial.

Today, more than 2,500 students attend Commemoration Day.

The most recent Commemoration Day took place on Wednesday 30 October 2021 and the date for our 2022 ceremonies will be confirmed shortly.

Watch Imperial College London Graduations

Take a look at our past graduation ceremonies on the Imperial College London YouTube Channel

Graduation Day 2022, Wednesday 20 March