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Coronavirus Updates - Degree Ceremonies

See our latest updates - Degree Ceremonies

We will update this table with all news related to the postponed July 2020 degree ceremonies, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will also link to any emails sent out to our community.

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Our latest updates


Registration Open: Register your Graduation Intentions and Certificate Address

We have today opened our graduation registration process, with invitation emails sent to all students expected to be eligible to graduate this summer, including those who have deferred examinations to September. With this summer’s ceremonies postponed, if eligible, you will graduate in absentia and receive your certificate in the post, in addition to having the opportunity to attend a future ceremony. You will need to register by Friday 26 June to ensure your certificate is included in our first print runs.

If you are expecting to receive an invitation and haven’t by the end of today, or if you have any questions, please contact us.

Further Information for Previous Deferrals

We have today emailed all students who had previously deferred their graduation ceremony with the intention of attending in July 2020, following the email from the vice-chancellor yesterday, with further information specific to their situation. The text of this email can be viewed here.

July 2020 Degree Ceremonies - Email to students from the Vice-Chancellor

Students expected to have been eligible to attend the ceremonies have received an email from the vice-chancellor, with notification that the July 2020 degree ceremonies have been postponed. We are working hard to reschedule the ceremonies on alternative dates later on in the 2020/21 academic year. The email also includes details on how and when students will receive their certificates. Our intention is to ask students to complete a registration process in the coming months, with part of this process to include providing the address for your certificate to be posted to. You do NOT need to provide us with an address at this time.

July 2020 Degree Ceremonies - POSTPONED

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Warwick has taken the difficult decision to postpone the July 2020 degree ceremonies, which were due to take place between 14-22 July 2020. We are working hard to reschedule the ceremonies on alternative dates and we will share more information on this in due course, along with arrangements for receiving your certificate. We thank everyone for their understanding and we are happy to help with any queries you may have via

Confirmation of Award Letters

While we are working from home and unable to provide authorised certificate copies and replacement certificates, alumni seeking these should consider whether a Confirmation of Award Letter will be a suitable alternative. Confirmation of Award Letters are issued by the Student Services team who are currently able to send letters electronically. For more information, please see the final item on our Status Letter webpage.

Awards and Ceremonies Team - Working from home

In line with government advice, the Awards and Ceremonies Team are working from home until further notice. During this time we do not have access to printing or postage facilities. As such, we have suspended our authorised certificate copy and replacement certificate services, along with our courier payment form. We appreciate your understanding and if there is anything equivalent we can provide, via email, do not hesitate to get in touch via

January 2020 Degree Ceremonies - Certificate posting to Wuhan/Hubei Province

Due to restrictions in place in China, we are unable to post certificates to addresses in Wuhan/Hubei Province. All affected students have today been contacted by email and asked to provide an alternative postal address if desired. Otherwise, we will continue to monitor the situation and post certificates as soon as we're able to. UPDATE 17/03/2020: In line with government advice, the Awards and Ceremonies Team are now working from home with no access to postage facilities. We checked postage options to Wuhan/Hubei Province daily prior to this but unfortunately remained unable to post certificates. We will post certificates as soon as possible on our return to the office.