Graduating in absentia

Sadly, GCU has had to postpone this winter’s graduation ceremonies and planned graduation ball, to a later date. We appreciate this will be really disappointing for many, but in the context of the coronavirus crisis there is a clear need to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and all our families. Eligible students will receive their parchments by end of November 2020 to their home address. If you wish to update your home address please see for more information.

All students eligible to graduate at a winter ceremony will receive their parchment to their home address by end of November 2020. Please note we are unable to provide parchments before this date. Parchments are official documents and cannot be provided electronically.
You must, however, still register to graduate by completing the online registration form during the specified Graduation Registration period.

If, for any reason, you are unable to attend the ceremony, please let us know, by emailing us at as soon as possible before your ceremony.

Distance Learning Graduands
Distance learning graduands are invited to one of our Glasgow ceremonies or can, of course, graduate in absentia.

Info for friends and family unable to attend
Friends and family of graduands unable to attend can view the ceremonies live via webcast. Further information can be found in the "Live Streaming Info" section on the Graduation Day page.