Summer graduation

See details about the University of Sussex summer graduation for 2021.

A student wanders on to the seafront in the sunshine after graduating

Ceremony schedule for 2021

The summer schedule is yet to be announced.


We are closely monitoring Coronavirus developments and following government advice, especially relating to large scale public gatherings. More information will be available in May 2021. 

Key dates and deadlines: 

  • TBC - invites sent to Sussex email addresses 
  • TBC - deadline to confirm your place and book your tickets
  • TBC - deadline to apply for a refund for unwanted guest tickets 
  • TBC - additional guest tickets go on sale 
  • TBC - deadline to book your gown and photography 

PhD students 

If you are a postgraduate research student who wants to graduate at a summer ceremony, you'll have to do the following by these dates: 

  • TBC - receive the examiners' approval that thesis corrections have been made to their satisfaction 
  • TBC - submit a final PDF copy of your thesis and the completed ETHOS Library form to the Research Student Administration Office

For more information, email or visit the Research Student Administration Office website

Attending graduation 

Read our information about attendance and eligibility if you need advice about visas, money or any fees that you owe. 

Information for staff 

Volunteering for graduation? Register as academic or professional services staff. You'll need to log in. 

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