Registration for October 2022 Graduation Days

Registration for Commemoration Day on Wednesday 19 October and Graduation Day, 20 October 2022 is now open.

Eligible graduands will have been emailed in early August by the Graduation Team, inviting them to register. 

Registration will close at noon (UK time) Friday 26 August 2022.  Regrettably we are unable to accept registrations after this point.

Let us know if you can attend graduation!

Register for your graduand ceremony tickets

You will need your CID number, date of birth and a credit/debit card to hand (to purchase guest tickets/passes and hire academic dress). We recommend completing this at the same time as registering for your ceremony.

To access the registration portal, you will need to enter your CID and Date of birth in the format: CIDNUMBER/DDMMYYYY (e.g. 01234567/05121991)

Book your department reception passes

Once in the registration portal, you can also book your department reception pass and purchase up to two guest passes. 

Your department reception pass is complimentary (although you still need to register your attendance), guest passes are £15 each. The department receptions will take place at venues in the South Kensington Campus, which is a short walk from the Royal Albert Hall.

Please note that Reception Passes grant access to the receptions after the ceremony only and are sold separately to guest ceremony tickets for the Royal Albert Hall. 

Additional guest reception passes

Once registration has closed, additional guest department reception passes may become available for purchase.

More information will be provided about availability of additional tickets in mid-September, with any additional passes made available for purchase shortly afterwards. 

Tell us about any special requirements

We want all graduands and guests to feel welcomed and comfortable at our ceremonies in the Royal Albert Hall and across campus on the day. If you or your guests have any special requirements, let us know during the registration process.

There will be a limited number of disabled parking bays available to blue badge holders only. Whilst we will make every effort to accomodate requests where possible, we are unfortunately unable to guarantee availability and arrangements will be confirmed approximately four weeks prior to the day.

What if I am unable to attend?

Please complete the registration form even if you are unable to attend, to let us know if you would like to defer your attendance or graduate in absentia.

If you are unable to join us this year but would like to attend a graduation in future, you can defer your attendance to a later ceremony on one occasion - subject to the specific event terms and conditions.

Graduands who cannot attend and do not wish to in future can graduate in absentia, where they will not be invited to a further in-person ceremony for the same degree.