Our Virtual Graduation Ceremonies give you the chance to experience an event you have worked so hard for, even if you cannot physically be there.
If you choose a virtual graduation ceremony, it will be held on a bespoke graduation platform, Graduations.LIVE.
This is a first for the University and the virtual platform is so much more than just a Zoom call. It will not only host your virtual graduation ceremony, but also offers options to help you celebrate with the other graduates at your ceremony.
This is what you can expect at your ceremony:
Virtual Ceremony, including Wall of Fame and Live Chat
Your Virtual Ceremony gives you the opportunity to celebrate with your fellow graduates and have conversations live in the chat box, congratulating everyone involved just like you would on your normal graduation day. Don’t forget to leave your congratulations message in the Wall of Fame and cheer your friends when their name is shown on screen in the live chat.
A preview of the virtual graduation ceremony platform
Prepare for your virtual ceremony by creating your Class Photo. Create your Graduation Photo either in your hired academic dress or using the virtual tools to add a mortarboard onto your head before adding yourself onto the Class Photo.
Wrap up your University experience with a GradClip. Similar to Spotify’s Wrapped, your GradClip will provide a review of your Graduation experience, and show the shape of your time at the University of Portsmouth. You are then able to provide a mini valedictorian speech for your own personal use or even be featured in the ceremony video.
Bring together your group of friends to celebrate together in your celebration group. Create your celebration group and share it with your friends. You can then record your celebration, hat throw, or toast video, and add your clip to your celebration group video together.
Download your graduating classes mosaic. Add your face to your graduation venue mosaic to make your mark in university history.
Start your networking journey on the digital yearbook. Answer the variety of questions and connect to your LinkedIn profile to complete your entry. Then kick off your networking with fellow graduates to connect for the future. You never know how a university connection could help you in years to come.
Get ready for your family pictures with Gown Hire from Home. Graduation isn’t the same without your official University of Portsmouth Graduation academic dress. Book your gown, hood and mortarboard cap on Graduations.LIVE to have ready for your virtual ceremony and graduation day.
Purchase UoP merchandise from the online store. This is also where you will be able to download or order free copies of the Graduation Programme.
How to prepare for a virtual graduation ceremony
You’ll be invited to register and provided with a link to share with friends and family so they can join you on this special day.
You will be able to order your academic dress from our official supplier, Graduation Attire, which will be delivered to your home address. We will share a video with you so you can make sure you have your academic dress on properly.