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The triumphs and the challenges, the new ideas and life-changing experiences, the friends we've made for life... it all comes together for a huge celebration of success at our Graduation ceremonies.

Students throwing mortarboards at graduation

Graduation is an unforgettable day dedicated to you and your achievements.

It's a time to look back on the successes, friendships, challenges and experiences that make up your degree and be proud of how far you have come.

When you graduate from York St John University you get to celebrate this moment in one of York's most iconic buildings - York Minster. Soak up the atmosphere and share the moment with friends, family and staff who have supported you along the way. This is your day.

The information below will help you find out everything you need to know about your Graduation ceremony. If you have any further questions please email

Graduation Guide and Programme 2023

Please download the Degree Ceremonies Information Guide below. In this document, you will find out everything you need to know about your degree ceremony, including how to book, what to do on the day and frequently asked questions. You can also find the Graduation Programme below, for information on the individual ceremonies throughout the week.

Download your guide: Degree Ceremonies Information Guide November 2023 (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Download your programme: Graduation Programme 2023 (PDF, 7.1 MB)

Graduation Guide video

A step by step guide of what to expect on your Graduation day.

Graduation ceremony information

Ceremony programmes on chairs in Minster

Ceremony dates

Find out the date and time of your Graduation ceremony.

Graduate putting mortar board on

Graduation prizes

University prizes to celebrate student achievement.

Student shaking hands with Vice-Chancellor during degree ceremony

Graduate success stories

We are celebrating those graduates who have gone the extra mile to achieve their degree. Get to know their stories.

Honorary graduates

Staff members processing down aisle of York Minster in academic gowns

Each year we confer honorary awards upon individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievement in their field, their contribution to the region or society or service to the University.

Honorary graduates