University Of Glasgow Graduation

By | 5th June 2017

University Of Glasgow Graduation

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Before you graduate

General Council

If you are graduating from the University for the first time you must enrol as a member of the General Council of the University. You must also pay the General Council Registration Fee.

If you already hold a University of Glasgow degree you will already be a member of the General Council and do not need to pay a further fee.

Membership is compulsory. The General Council is a statutory body and plays a part in the government of the University. This requirement is set out in Regulation XII “Graduation and General Council Membership” of the “University Fees and General Information for Students” section of the University Calendar.

The General Council registration fee:

  • Registration fee:   £50.00
  • When to pay:  Pay during graduation enrolment
  • How to pay:  Pay in MyCampus by debit or credit card

The fee provides for life membership of the General Council of the University.

General Council benefits

All members:

  • can take part in meetings of the General Council, which take place twice a year, and
  • receive the graduate magazine “Avenue” (issued twice a year).


If you have an outstanding tuition debt to the University you will not be allowed to enrol for graduation or graduate.       Information on the Student Debt Policy.

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Please ensure that:

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  • you have paid all outstanding tuition debts before you enrol,
  • you have returned all library books and any other University property before you graduate.

Graduation in-absentia

If you do not wish to attend the ceremony you can graduate in-absentia and the University will post your degree parchment to you.

If you enrol to attend your graduation ceremony and fail to turn up on the day without prior notification to the Registry, your graduation will be treated as in-absentia.

We will post your parchment:

  • to your home address, or
  • to the address on your graduation enrolment (if you enrolled online)

within 7-10 working days of the date of your graduation ceremony.

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Graduation enrolment

Tall image of graduantTo graduate you must:

  • Ensure your ‘primary’ name and contact details in MyCampus are correct and up-to-date
  • Become a member of the General Council of the University
  • Pay any outstanding academic debts to the University
  • Return all Library books and other University property
  • Complete graduation enrolment

Gowns & tickets

Main campus

Tall image of two graduantsGraduation Gowns

At the graduation ceremony, you must wear the gown and carry the hood appropriate to the degree you are to receive (hats are not worn).

The University does not provide gowns and hoods.

Gown hire

You can hire a gown and hood from Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd. – the robe maker appointed by the University.

Hire your robes as soon as possible, and not later than three weeks before the ceremony. You do not need to wait until you have enrolled for graduation to order your robes.

Print out your order confirmation and take it with you when you collect your outfit on the day of your ceremony.

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Each graduand will receive tickets for two guests to attend the ceremony. You may apply for extra tickets when you complete enrolment.

There is no guarantee that extra tickets will be available. If you have been successful in the ballot we will notify you of the outcome of your application, by email, after the ballot has taken place.

If you make arrangements on the assumption of obtaining extra tickets, you are doing so at your own risk.

The University does not accept liability for any actual or alleged loss that may result in the event that extra tickets are unavailable.

The University does not accept responsibility to replace lost, damaged or stolen tickets.

Graduation ceremony postponement

In the unlikely event of postponement or cancellation of the graduation ceremony, the University will endeavour to communicate this on its website and by contacting attending students.

Under no circumstances shall the University be liable for any actual or alleged loss by the ticket holder or another arising from the cancellation or postponement of the event. This includes but is not limited to travel, accommodation and subsitence costs or any loss of business or earnings due to the cancellation or postponement of the graduation.

The University reserves the right to refuse admission.