Dates and times

Your graduation is an official celebration of your accomplishments during your time at the University of Leicester. These pages have all the information you need to be fully prepared for your graduation ceremony, as well as what to expect on the day.

 January 2020 ceremony dates

All ceremonies last approximately 1½ hours.

Guests and graduands should arrange to be on-campus for 9am at the latest if attending the 11am ceremony, and 1pm at the latest if attending the 3pm ceremony to allow enough time to collect robes and tickets.



Thursday 16 January 2020 11am College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
  • School of Arts - English, History of Art and Film, and Modern Languages
  • School of Business - Economics Undergraduate and Postgraduate, and Management Undergraduate
  • School of Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • School of Media, Communication and Sociology
Thursday 16 January 2020 3pm College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
  • School of Archaeology and Ancient History
  • School of Criminology
  • School of History, Politics and International Relations
  • Leicester Law School
  • School of Museum Studies
Friday 17 January 2020 11am College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business - Management Postgraduate
Friday 17 January 2020 3pm

College of Life Sciences College of Sciences and Engineering

  • All Schools and Departments of the College of Life Sciences
  • All Schools of the College of Science and Engineering

Please contact your department/school for details of any celebration events they may be arranging for your graduation day.

Future ceremony dates

July 2020 ceremony dates: Tuesday 14 July to Friday 17 July 2020

We will not know when each Department/School will graduate within those dates until closer to the time. As soon as this information is confirmed this webpage will be updated.

Online registration opens for these ceremonies in May 2020.


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Use our graduation checklist to make sure that you have done everything you need to do before the ceremony, and know what to do on the day.

Contact Us

If you have any general enquiries about your graduation please contact the the Graduation Team on 0116 252 2448 or

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