The University has confirmed that in-person graduations will resume this year, with ceremonies planned for spring, summer, and winter.
These will be the first in-person ceremonies since 2019, and the ceremonies will be subject to public health guidance issued by the Scottish Government.
The statement released today on the University website declares:
Students eligible to graduate this year will receive an email from the University with information on how to register to attend graduation. Graduates from 2020 and 2021 who previously expressed an intention to attend a future in-person ceremony will be contacted by the University before the end of January and invited to register.
The spring ceremony will be held on April 1. Graduates from 2020/2021 who missed out on a ceremony due to Covid-19 will be invited back for ceremonies between June 21 and 27. The summer ceremonies will be held on June 29 and 30, and finally, the winter ceremonies will be held on November 24 and 25.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Stirling, Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, has commented: “Graduation is the standout event in the University calendar – a moment when we all pause to celebrate the achievements of our graduates with their family and friends.
I am delighted to confirm that graduations are planned for 2022 – and we’re looking forward to welcoming this year’s graduates, as well as those from 2020 and 2021, to campus to recognise this special moment.
While we have marked graduations over the past two years, the pandemic has prevented us from hosting in-person ceremonies. We are thankful to our graduates and their families for their patience and understanding during this time – and we are all looking forward to having a day to remember later this year.”
Students are being urged not to book any travel or accommodation services until they have received an email invitation.
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