March 2022 graduation ceremonies

These pages are for undergraduates who completed in Summer 2020, postgraduate taught and research graduates who were conferred up to and including August 2020.

Students throwing caps into sky

Before the day 

Eligibility and registration

The scheduled March ceremonies are intended for undergraduates who completed in Summer 2020, postgraduate taught and research graduates who were conferred up to and including August 2020. Invitations will be sent by email to those who are eligible.

Registration is open.

The deadline to register is Monday 24 January 2022.

Please do not attempt to register for these ceremonies unless you have received an invitation email.  If you think you should have been invited and have not received an email, please contact us on as soon as possible.

Robe hire

It is a University regulation that all those being presented at a ceremony wear the correct academic dress. You should hire or purchase these directly from the official robe makers for the University, Ede & Ravenscroft.

Roes can be ordered here. The deadline to place your order is Friday 11 February.

Your name

Ensure your name is printed and pronounced correctly on your graduation day.

At graduation your forename and surname (as held on your student record) will be announced as you cross the platform. If you have a name that is frequently mis-pronounced, you may wish to provide guidance on how your name should be said correctly. The information you provide will then be added to the presenter's script.

You can provide guidance quickly and easily by completing a short online form here.

The deadline to complete the name pronunciation form is Friday 11 February.

Tickets and seat allocation

Guaranteed tickets

Two guest tickets are guaranteed for each graduand attending if requested at the time of registration. This is in addition to your own ticket of admission as a graduand. These two guest tickets are only guaranteed if you request them when you register for graduation and your registration is received by the deadline of Monday 24 January. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue additional tickets for these ceremonies. 

Ceremony schedule

The schedule is available here.

Terms and conditions

Cancellation or postponement of the event

While every effort will be made to host graduation ceremonies as planned, the University may cancel, delay, or postpone its graduation ceremonies due to circumstances beyond its control or where ceremonies can no longer reasonably or safely take place.

In the event of any postponement or cancellation, the University will communicate this clearly on its website and will contact each attending student directly with as much notice as is reasonably practical.  

The University will not be liable for any costs incurred by either the graduand or guests due to postponement or cancellation of the event.  This includes, but is not limited to, travel, accommodation and subsistence costs or any loss of business or earnings.  

Therefore, the University strongly advises that graduands and their guests ensure they have sufficient insurance protection to cover any losses they may incur as a result of postponement or cancellation of ceremonies and book flexible rates for travel and accommodation wherever possible.

Academic robes

By confirming your attendance at graduation, you the graduand confirm that you agree to wear official University of Sheffield academic robes provided by our robing company Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd at the ceremony.

Graduand and guest conduct

Graduands and guests are expected to behave in a manner fitting for the occasion. Any person who becomes disruptive will be asked to leave the hall.


Information relating to visas for graduation can be found here.


Check you have done everything you need to before the day and also what to expect on the day here.

On the day

Venue, travel and security 

More information can be found here.

Photography and souvenirs

Official photographs

The official graduation photographers are Ede & Ravenscroft Photography and you will find them located in the Students' Union on each day.

Opening times:
Monday: 9.30am -6.00pm
Tuesday-Friday: 7.30am - 6.00pm

Level 4 Students' Union

Official graduation film

Your graduation ceremony will be recorded by the University and will be available for you to purchase on a USB memory stick. You can order your ceremony via the Online Store

University gifts and souvenirs

University gifts and souvenirs are an excellent way to remember your time at the University of Sheffield. A full range of gifts and souvenirs, including 'Made in Sheffield' items, will be available for purchase in the foyer of the Octagon Centre on graduation days.

Graduation live stream

All of the ceremonies will be live streamed from Monday 7 March 2022.

Watch here

Honorary graduates
  • Professor Tim Kendall, BEM - Doctor of Medicine - Monday 7 March 12.15pm
  • The Rt Hon Lord Burnett of Maldon - Doctor of Laws - Tuesday 8 March 12.15pm
  • Jonathan Seaton, MBE, DL and Susie Seaton - Doctors of Science - Wednesday 9 March 12.15pm
  • Emeritus Professor Pamela Enderby, OBE - Doctor of Science - Thursday 10 March 12.15pm
  • Poppy Gustafsson, OBE - Doctor of Science - Friday 11 March 12.15pm
Useful information for guests 

Family and friends attending may find these pages useful to read before the day.


Certificates will not be given out at March ceremonies. Graduands should have already received their certificate. For any queries regarding certificates please email


March graduation and Covid-19

Our graduation ceremonies will follow the latest Covid-19 guidance from the UK Government and Sheffield City Council. The health and safety of our guests and staff is our utmost priority. 

More information will be available in due course. 


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