Virtual Graduation FAQs

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the resulting social distancing measures that are now in place, UCSD have chosen to hold a Virtual Graduation for it’s Graduating Class of 2020. Although this is different to the traditional graduation ceremony we hope that it will offer a chance to celebrate your achievements with your friends, family and tutors and also to create some memories to treasure. Alongside this ceremony all Graduands from the class of 2020 will be invited to attend the usual traditional Graduation Ceremony which will be held in the Autumn of 2021.

This year’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday 3rd October at 11am. You will find all of the details you need below about virtual graduation and your ceremony.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Graduation team at [email protected].

The Lead Up to Graduation

Registering to Attend

In order to attend your Virtual Ceremony you will need to register your details. The details and link to register will be sent out to you via email on in the coming weeks. You can also find the link here. On registration you will be able to enter your details for the Graduation Ceremony, and invite your guests. Registration is free of charge for graduates and their guests.

What happens next?

Once you have registered via the email link you will have full access to a range of fun and exciting options on the site in the build up to the day of your Graduation Ceremony. You will be able to create your own virtual hat throw video, create yourself a gradclip video of memories from your time studying, add yourself to your virtual class photo and be a part of a photo mosaic.

On The Day

When and Where

Your Graduation Ceremony will start promptly at 11am on Saturday 3rd October and you will access it through the Graduations Live platform that you have previously registered on.

How will the ceremony work?

The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours and will celebrate your and your peers successes with speeches, a traditional name call and also some coveted end of year prizes.

You will not be seen live on screen during the ceremony and so do not need to dress for the occasion or worry about background noise in your house interrupting the ceremony. When your name is called during the ceremony you will be represented by the image you have chosen to upload when you registered on the platform.


You may have as many guests watching the ceremony as you like, this offers a way for family and friends around the country to celebrate the day with you.