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Summer celebrations at Warwick

party buntingThis summer we have had a spectacular line up of celebrations happening on campus. There was our traditional Degree Congregations and Warwick Celebrates events (for those who graduated in absentia in 2020 and 2021). We also took part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, providing an Athletes' village, and co-hosted the International Children's Games.

Read on to find out more about the events and the changes happening on campus. You can also read through our Summer Campus 2022 TimelineLink opens in a new window for activities occurring on campus. Due to there being a few events on campus over the summer, we have created this hub to keep you informed and we will be updating it regularly.

Warwick Celebrates

Between 5-15 July, we hosted graduation celebrations for our graduates who missed the chance to celebrate the completion of their degrees during the pandemic. The ceremonies were held in a large temporary Igloo structure on Cryfield Village car park.

Summer Graduation 2022

From 18-27 July, we held graduation ceremonies for this year's graduates, representing the first Degree Congregations on campus for more than two years. The ceremonies were held in Warwick Arts Centre.

Commonwealth Games

Hot on the heels of Coventry City of Culture 2021, our region was in the spotlight once again. As part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, there were close to 2,000 international athletes on campus as we hosted an athletes' village, between 28 July to 8 August. Now that the games have come to an end, athletes have departed campus and the clear-down phase is in progress.

International Children’s Games

In partnership with Coventry City Council, Coventry University and CV Life, Warwick welcomed the International Children’s Games (ICG) taking place on campus between 11-16 August, where we had over 1,500 young participants from all over the world.

We're delighted that Warwick was chosen to provide world-class training facilities for athletes taking part in the CWG and the ICG. Athletes were given access to use our multi award-winning hospitality venues, Warwick Conferences, our student accommodation and our world-class sport facilities including the Sports and Wellness Hub.

Changes on campus

As the summer proceeds, we've been working to ensure these events minimise disruption during this busy period, but there will be some impact on travel and access.

The main changes are outlined below and we will keep you informed with regular updates and progress to mitigate any further impact.

The Accreditation Zone for the Commonwealth Games Village

From Friday 19 August the remaining sections of fence (see below) will be removed from campus. It is estimated that this will take approximately two weeks to complete. We will keep you updated on progress.

  • Cryfield Campus.
  • Area around Benefactors and Rootes Service Road
  • Area around Red Square / Rootes D-H
  • Area behind Oculus to Tocil and the section on the road leading to Junction
  • Area from behind Students Union / Whitefields and to Health Centre Road
  • Sections around Tocil and behind Arthur Vick
  • Sections behind Jack Martin and Tocil lake and the Coach Park
  • Remaining sections around Junction and Junction Car Park

Alternative walking routes and Sustrans routes

All walking routes and Sustrans routes are now fully accessible.

PG Hub

The PG Hub has been relocated to the Library Building from 4 July to 24 August. More details can be found here.

Amazon Lockers and parcel collections

The Amazon lockers by the Junction and Rootes Building are available to choose from the Amazon website again.

University of Warwick Health Centre

For students who live on campus, the Health Centre will continue to remain at Westwood Campus until late August. An update will be provided shortly.

See updated campus map for new location.

Car parking

As we continue to host events on campus, a number of car parks are still affected.

To help plan your journey, please see here for summer parking arrangements with closure information.

Thank you for your understanding and support during an incredibly busy but exciting period for our University.

For all questions and enquiries about the Summer of 2022, please contact the Project Team on

Find out more about what the Games mean for our local communities and how you can get close to the action in Coventry, Leamington and Warwick.