Queen’s University Belfast Graduation Dates 2018/19

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Queen’s University Belfast Graduation Dates 2018/19

Please see dates below

2017-18           14 – 15 December 2017

2018-19           13 – 14 December 2018

2019-20           12 – 13 December 2019

2020-21           10 – 11 December 2020

Key dates


All students must register their intention for Graduation; if they wish to attend, defer or graduate in absentia. It is vital that data is accurate and complete in Qsis to ensure smooth organisation and management of Graduations.

All students must register their intention for Graduation. Please ensure that classifications are posted in good time to allow students to register.

If registration is not completed in time, students will graduate In Absentia. No late registrations will be accepted.

Key Graduation Dates for Summer 2017

Thursday 25 May 2017 Graduation Registration Wizard opens in Qsis
Monday 19 June 2017 Deadline for publication of results
12 noon, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Graduation Registration Wizard closes
Thurs 29 June – Wed 5 July 2017
Summer Graduation


For postgraduate research students to be eligible to graduate this Summer, these deadlines must also be met:

Monday 12 June 2017
Last date for Reports from Schools/Examiners
Monday 12 June 2017 Deadline for submission of PGR Hard Bound Thesis

On graduation day


The table below outlines the schedule for your entire graduation ceremony. Please ensure you check whether your graduation will take place in the morning or the afternoon before referring to the table below.

Check the date of your graduation

Where Event Ceremony Starts 10.30 Ceremony Starts 2.30
Student Union Photography (optional) 8.30 8.30
South Dining Hall Graduation Information Point to include Photography Information, Wayfinding and Robe pinning.

Please note this services closes 30 minutes before each ceremony.

9.00 13.00
Sir William Whitla Hall Doors open 9.30 13.30
Graduands to be seated 10.00 14.00
Doors close 10.15 14.15
Ceremony starts 10.30 14.30
Ceremony ends (approximately) 11.30 15.30
Student Union Photography (optional) Until 18.30 Until 18.30
Quadrangle Garden Party 11.30 15.30

If you have any queries please get in touch with the Student Helpline:

Tel: +44(0)28 9097 3223
Email: reghelp@qub.ac.uk