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Information for the classes of 2020 and 2021

Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 are due to take place in May and July 2021.

This is subject to the government guidance and social distancing regulations in place at the time.

Schedule and ceremony dates

If you're part of University of Portsmouth's Class of 2020 or Class of 2021 cohort, and are eligible to attend a graduation ceremony, you'll have received emails from us with details of your ceremony.

The dates for the different ceremonies are set out in full on the ceremony schedule and dates page.

Am I Class of 2020 or Class of 2021?

You're considered Class of 2020 if you successfully completed your course between July 2019 and July 2020.

We understand that some students' studies were affected by the pandemic and therefore completed later than expected. If you completed your studies later (by November 2020) following resits, but were due to have finished between July 2019 and July 2020, you'll still be classed as Class of 2020.

The Class of 2020 are invited to attend the May 2021 Graduation Ceremonies as a replacement for the July 2020 ceremonies which were postponed due to the pandemic.

You're considered Class of 2021 if you successfully completed your course between July 2020 and July 2021 (with the exception of those who were due to complete before July 2020 but completed by November 2020 following resits). The Class of 2021 are invited to attend the July 2021 Graduation Ceremonies as normal.

Important: check your contact details

So you don't miss out on important updates about your graduation ceremony, please check your email address and contact details. You can update them if necessary by selecting the 'update your details’ button on the My details page.

We'll also post more information about Graduation here as we have it.


All in-person graduation ceremonies take place in Portsmouth Guildhall (PO1 2AB).

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