2023 Graduation Dates

Summer Graduation - Friday 21 July 2023

10:00am ceremony       

  • School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

  • School of Applied Sciences: Division of Health Sciences and the Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences

3.00pm ceremony         

  • School of Applied Sciences: Division of Engineering and Food Sciences and the Division of Sport

  • School of Design and Informatics

Winter: Friday 24 November 2023

Your Graduation ceremony will be at the Caird Hall in the city square. 

About Graduation

We know how important this day is for you and those who have supported you. The information here is designed to give you all the details you need about what to expect and what to do in advance of the ceremony.  Some details are yet to be confirmed and will be published as soon as they have been finalised.


What is a graduand?

This is a person who is graduating but hasn't yet done so.


Graduation Registration

All graduands wishing to graduate, whether in person or absentia, should complete the graduation registration process.  The registration process is due to open mid May and all eligible students will be emailed inviting them to register.


Location, times and tickets

Students from all Academic Schools will graduate: 

  • Applied Sciences

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences

  • Design and Informatics

  • Graduate School

Each graduand who's registered to attend the ceremony will be given their own invitation card and an allocated seat number.

Your seat number is very important, so please keep this safe to bring with you to the ceremony.

Guest tickets

Each graduating student should be allocated a maximum of three guest tickets to buy but please be aware this may change due to numbers graduating.

Tickets for children under five are free of charge but must be included as part of the number of guest tickets you're allocated. Children aged two and under, and who can sit on an adult’s knee, do not need a ticket.

Depending on numbers attending, we may be able to offer further guest tickets nearer the time. If this is the case, all graduands registered to attend will be emailed after the registration deadline, with details about how to buy them.

Collecting tickets on campus

Registration desks will be set up on campus in the Old College Building, which will allow you to collect your invitation card, seat number and any guests tickets you've purchased. Dates and times will be published when registration opens (mid May).


We recommend booking any accommodation you need for yourself, friends or family as early as possible.

You can find useful information on accommodation on the VisitScotland pages for Dundee and Angus or Perthshire.


The University continues to promote the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 guidance at all events, including Graduation. We encourage those attending to take a common sense and courteous approach and to be aware of the key ‘Covid Sense’ steps to help reduce the transmission of the virus.

  • Getting your vaccines if offered to ensure you are fully protected.

  • Following the latest guidance if you are feeling unwell with symptoms or have a fever.

  • Socialising in well-ventilated spaces where possible.

  • Wearing a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport.

  • Washing your hands and cleaning surfaces regularly.

If you have symptoms of Covid, or feel unwell on the day, please do not attend the ceremony.

Contact us

If you have any questions relating to Graduation, please email

All about your Graduation day

Learn more about what to do before you graduate, as well as what happens on and after graduation day.

Group of graduates wearing robes and holding scrolls - 4 females, 1 male

Before You Graduate

Everything you need to know about graduation day.

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Three graduates wearing robes and holding their scrolls - two males, one female

On Graduation Day

A run down of what happens during the ceremony.

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After Graduation

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