Schedule on the day

Winter 2021 Graduation Day Information

If you're attending your graduation ceremony this winter, please see the latest Winter 2021 Graduation Day Information which includes information on when to arrive, what to wear etc.  It also reminds you of COVID safety measures.

COVID safety at graduations

The safety and wellbeing of our community – our students, their guests and our colleagues - is our top priority at the university. With that at the forefront of our mind, this winter, our graduation ceremonies are being operated at a much lower capacity than usual.

Please note the following important points for you and your guests joining us on campus and to ensure we keep everyone safe.

• Face coverings must be worn indoors (unless exempt).

• Do not come on to campus if you have been told to self-isolate.

• Do not come on to campus if you feel unwell or have any Covid symptoms.

• Maintain good hygiene by washing your hands regularly and using the hand sanitiser provided on campus.

• If you are on campus and develop any Covid symptoms, please return home immediately.

General Information

You must attend at the time stated otherwise you may not be permitted to graduate.

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 and your documents will be posted to your home address recorded in MyCampus.

Remember to bring your student ID card with you as it will be required when collecting tickets.

Length of ceremony

The ceremony will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, dependent on the numbers graduating at the ceremony.


There are no cloakroom facilities available on the day of your graduation. 

Please note that no large bags/rucksacks will not be allowed in Bute Hall.  Please note that bags may be searched.

Main campus

Graduation Services & Masses


Wednesday 1 and Wednesday 8 December


You and your guests may join a short service of celebration in the University Chapel at 11.00am.
Date Daily
  13.05 - Graduation Mass of Thanksgiving at Turnbull Hall, 15 Southpark Terrace


Graduands and guests may make use of The Interfaith Room next to the Ferguson Room, 1A the Square, which is available for prayer and reflection



Dumfries campus (summer graduation ceremonies only)


Rutherford/McCowan Building

Registration and collection of guest tickets by graduands (foyer area).  You must register at the time stated.  If you do not, you may not be permitted to graduate.  Followed by collection of robes from Room 232.

13.15 Graduands and all other students participating in the ceremony, to return to Rutherford/McCowan Building (foyer area).
13.25 Graduands and all other students participating in the ceremony to depart in procession from the Rutherford-McCowan Building for the Crichton Memorial Church where they will be shown to their seats. 

Crichton Memorial Church

Guests admitted.

14.00 Ceremony commences.
15.00 approx. Ceremony concludes. Academic procession, including students from the church to the Rutherford-McCowan Building where light refreshments will be served (where applicable).

Further information

The graduation ceremony will last approximately one hour.

Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Rutherford-McCowan Building.

Toilets are available, including disabled persons toilets, at all levels in the Rutherford-McCowan Building, Dumfries Campus (a toilet is also available in the church).


If you have any questions about graduation arrangements at Dumfries campus, please contact:

University of Glasgow
Rutherford McCowan Building
Crichton University Campus
Dumfries, DG1 4ZL

Newspaper lists

Lists of names and degrees (not classifications) of each day's graduates are provided to a variety of newspaper publications. Some of these also publish online. If you do not want to be included in these publications, please ensure you note this in the appropriate place when enrolling to graduate.