Heriot-Watt University Graduation 2017

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Heriot-Watt University Graduation 2017

Dates and times

We hold a number of graduation ceremonies bi-annually in June and November on the University’s Edinburgh Campus.  The ceremonies will be held within Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre.

Due to high demand and requests for more guests to attend, arrangements have been made to add a further School of Social Sciences ceremony at 5.30pm on Thursday 22nd June. If you are a School of Social Sciences student please check below.

June 2017
Tuesday 20 June 2017
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society Architectural Eng, Construction Management/Surveying, Biology (D1,D3,A) 1pm
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society Built Environment, Civil Eng, Petroleum Eng, Urban Studies (D5,D2,D4,G) 5pm
Wednesday 21 June 2017
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences All Programmes 10am
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Biosciences, Chemistry, Mechanical Eng (B9,B1,B5) 1.30pm
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Chemical Eng, Combined Studies, Electrical Eng, Physics (B4,B7,B3,B2) 5pm
Thursday 22 June 2017
School of Social SciencesCentre for Academic Leadership and Development Management (C1)PGCAP (J) 10am
School of Social Sciences Combined Studies, Economics, Languages (C0,C2,C4) 2pm
School of Social Sciences Accountancy and Finance (C3)Psychology (C9) 5.30pm
Friday 23 June 2017
Edinburgh Business School All Programmes 10am

The Edinburgh November graduation dates are Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 November 2017, further information will be published in due course.


Heriot-Watt University Graduation 2017

Please use the checklist below:

  • Please ensure that you are eligible to graduate by checking your results online. If you do not receive an award decision permitting you to graduate you will not be able to graduate in June 2017 even if you have applied to do so.
  • Check the date and time of your graduation ceremony and ensure that you arrive at least 1.5 hours before the ceremony is due to start.
  • Apply to graduate.  Applications are now open.
  • Clear any outstanding debt with the University by 19 May 2017.
  • Please contact the hire company to order your gown and hood well in advance of the ceremony. The company only bring a limited number of extra gowns and hoods to each ceremony and you will not be permitted to graduate in person or be presented to the Chancellor without one.
  • Success Photography will be available with a number of photographic studios to take professional individual of family photographs.  We suggest you come along for your photos before your ceremony if possible, or after the reception.
  • Carefully read the Graduation day: step by step guide
  • Find out what Alumni can offer you after graduation.
  • Find out what Careers can offer you after graduation.  We will be sending you a questionnaire in November to enable us to find out what you are doing work and study-wise. It is extremely important that you complete and return the questionnaire as it lets the University knows how its graduates are faring and is also contributes to national survey results. If we do not receive the form we will then give you a call. Please let Careers know if you change your address or telephone number.
  • Return all library books prior to the ceremony.