Coronavirus staff update - Graduation

Published on 23 March 2020

June Graduation ceremonies have been postponed

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Dear colleagues,

With great sadness we have had to take the decision to postpone this summer’s June Graduation ceremonies. I am sure that you will understand that the continuing crisis around the COVID-19 outbreak leaves us with no other choice, but it is still one that is very hard to make.

Graduation is always a highlight of the University year. The fact we will not be able to hold ceremonies in June will come as a great disappointment to many across the University community, particularly students and their families.

We want to stress that we will still be awarding degrees in June as usual, and one of our top priorities at the moment is to ensure those students nearing the end of their final year can complete their course. I thank all of you across the University who are working hard to support students in this.

We are not completely cancelling Graduation. Our intention is to arrange future ceremonies where students can still experience the joy of crossing the stage of the Caird Hall, to formally receive their degree in front of fellow graduates and families. We cannot yet say when these may take place as the global situation remains so difficult, but we will give plenty of advance notice when we are able to organise ceremonies.

We have also had to take the similarly difficult decision to postpone this year’s Degree Show for our Architecture students and those at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

We are continuing to work on many aspects of University activity as we have had to move to online provision of teaching and assessments. If you have any queries relating to this operation, please contact your line manager in the first instance.


Professor David Maguire
Interim Principal & Vice-Chancellor

Dr Jim McGeorge
University Secretary & Chief Operating Officer


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