Summer graduation

The University of Sussex summer graduation is due to take place in July 2024 at the Brighton Centre.

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

Important information 

All our ceremonies will take place subject to prevailing UK Government national and/or local guidance in relation to Covid-19 and large-scale indoor events. 

Find out our Covid safety policy

Travel, accommodation and other costs
We recommend that you do not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation bookings and respectfully remind you and your guests of their responsibility for all bookings made in these circumstances. We are unable to reimburse any costs relating to attending graduation such as travel and accommodation payments. 

Find out our terms and conditions

Ceremony schedule for 2024

Summer graduation will take place from Monday 22 July until Friday 26 July 2024. The schedule will be avaiable in due course. 

Key dates and deadlines

  • March 2024 – invites sent to personal and University email addresses
  • TBC – deadline to confirm your place and book your tickets
  • TBC – deadline to apply for a refund for unwanted guest tickets
  • TBC – extra tickets go on sale
  • TBC – deadline to book your gown and photography

PhD students

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

  • TBC – corrections must have been submitted to the Research Student Administration Office
  • 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.

Collecting your certificate

If you're attending your ceremony, you will collect your certificate on graduation day, unless you have already received it before the ceremony.

If you choose not to attend your ceremony, you can either collect your certificate from the University or have it sent to you. Certificates are normally sent out after your graduation ceremony has taken place either by recorded delivery, or UPS if you have an international address.

If you have questions about receiving your certificate, contact the Student Systems and Records Office.

Information for staff

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

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