Summer 2022 Graduation ceremonies and accommodation booking 

We are looking forward to the return of in-person Graduation ceremonies at the Caird Hall, Dundee next summer, when the University community will come together as a whole. 

Due to a number of external events taking place in the local area during this week of Graduation celebrations, including The Open at St Andrews Golf Links, we would urge anyone considering booking accommodation to do so as soon as possible.  Here’s links to VisitScotland where you can find further details of some accommodation in and around the area - and  Our student accommodation partner, IQ, who operate Parker House, may also be worth considering. You can email them direct at 

A reminder that the running order for the summer ceremonies will be as follows below:- 

  • Wednesday 13 July - 2022 graduates 

  • Thursday 14 July - 2021 graduates 

  • Friday 15 July - 2020 graduates 

All of these events are dependent on Scotland’s continued progress out of the pandemic and any Scottish Government guidance in place at the time. 

We will be in touch with all of our recent and upcoming 2022 graduates in the new year with further plans. 


The warmest of welcomes to your online Graduation celebration! We hope you’re managing to share this special occasion alongside family, friends and classmates either in person or online.

While we know this isn’t the send-off you were hoping for, nothing can’t detract from the incredible achievements you’ve made in getting to this point – we are exceptionally proud of you! Graduation, be it virtual or face to face, is a time to reflect on the years of hard work you’ve put into your studies, the journey you’ve made personally and the commitment you’ve made professionally. It’s a time to put your pen down, walk away from your computer or clean up your workbench for a moment and celebrate all things you.

So, what's in store for you tonight?  In addition to hearing your name read out by the Principal (if you consented), we have congratulatory messages from....

  • Professor Alice Brown, University Chancellor

  • Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

  • The Deans of each academic School

  • And staff from across the University

So, without further ado… let’s kick off the celebrations! Congratulations on this significant milestone, and we wish you the very best for your future careers.

Cheers to the Class of 2021… and welcome to the Abertay Alumni Network!

Graduation FAQs

How will I receive my Degree Certificate?

With no physical graduation ceremony taking place, a paper version of your Degree Certificate will be posted out to your home address by 5 December.

Before this time, you can access a digital version of your Degree Certificate and your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR – this contains data from your academic transcript) via the GradIntel portal. To access the portal, please use the email address that you registered to graduate with.

Both documents should be fully up-to-date and are accessible now. If you’re looking to secure work or further education and need to evidence these documents, you can send your prospective employer / education institution a secure link to view these electronically.

If you have any problems logging in to GradIntel, please contact the portal directly.

Will I receive an academic transcript with my Degree Certificate in the post?

No. We no longer print academic transcripts for graduating students however you can access these details via the GradIntel portal.

Is it possible to collect my Degree Certificate from campus?

Certificates are posted out using Royal Mail Recorded Delivery of via DHL courier shortly after they are printed.  We cannot currently offer the facility for certificates to be collected from campus.

When will a physical graduation ceremony take place?

We are pleased to confirm that the University intends to resume in-person Graduation ceremonies at the Caird Hall, Dundee from July next year.

As previously promised, all graduates whose ceremonies were postponed due to the pandemic will be invited back to attend their own in-person ceremony, including a drinks reception, photo opportunities and the chance to catch-up with classmates, friends and lecturers. And, as an extra thank you for your understanding and patience, we will be working on options for additional celebratory activities.

We will be in touch with all of our recent and upcoming 2022 graduates soon with further plans, but for now we can confirm that the running order for the ceremonies at the Caird Hall will be:

  • Wednesday 13 July - 2022 graduates

  • Thursday 14 July - 2021 graduates

  • Friday 15 July - 2020 graduates

Of course, all of these events are dependent on Scotland’s continued progress out of the pandemic and any Scottish Government guidance in place at the time.

How will I be contacted about a future physical graduation ceremony?

If you gave consent for us to contact you about a future physical graduation ceremony, we’ll use the contact details you provided during graduation registration to reach out to you.

Please keep your contact details up to date so that we can keep you in the know! You can update your details at any time using our online form.

Will my name and award be published in the local newspapers?

Yes (if you gave consent for us to do so via the online graduation registration form). We expect The Courier, The Scotsman and The Herald to run your name in print on Friday 26 November to coincide with the online celebration. You can pre-order copies using the links below, should you wish to have a souvenir for yourself, family or friends.

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