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Annoucement: Monday 12 September 2022 Graduation Ceremonies

It was with great sadness we learnt of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The University will for ever be grateful to the Queen for opening our university campus in Lincoln in October 1996.

Regrettably, this sad news will require the University to postpone the upcoming graduation ceremonies planned to take place at Lincoln Cathedral on Monday 12 September. This is because the Cathedral and the Castle are not able to stage events during the period of national mourning.

We understand how important it is to our students and their families to graduate in the splendour of Lincoln Cathedral and so rather than stage the ceremony at a different venue, it is our intention to reschedule the ceremonies to take place at Lincoln Cathedral in January 2023. This will enable students to graduate alongside their peers from the same cohort.

As soon as an alternative date is confirmed, we will contact you again. Bookings made for guest tickets and gowns will transfer to the re-arranged ceremony automatically. If you are not able to or do not wish to attend a rescheduled ceremony in January, you can request a refund for your guest tickets and gown hire by contacting Alternatively, you can request to defer your graduation ceremony to our September 2023 ceremonies (please note you will not graduate with the majority of your year group if you defer).

We understand some students may already have made significant travel arrangements that cannot be altered. In this instance, please contact and we will discuss options with you.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause but hope all our graduands and guests will understand that we have not made this change lightly due to the immensely sad news and national state of mourning following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

Future Graduation Ceremonies

If your award is conferred after 29 July 2022, you will be invited to attend the next set of graduation ceremonies, which will be taking place in January 2023. The confirmed dates for our January graduation ceremonies are Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 January 2023. The University will confirm the configuration of when each academic school will graduate for our January ceremonies in Autumn 2022.

After Graduation

Following graduation we hope you will continue to stay in touch through our Alumni community.

Being part of the Lincoln Alumni Network is about staying connected with friends, opportunities, and with what’s going on at the University. It is also about looking to the future – and working in partnership for the benefit of our students and the wider community.

Once you have registered, you will be able to:

  • Check and update your details
  • Network with other University of Lincoln graduates
  • Receive exclusive invitations to events and receptions
  • Access a range of benefits and services
  • Learn about scholarships for postgraduate study.

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