'Walking Through' a Ceremony

  • Graduating in absentia means you can request to participate in a later ceremony as a 'walk-through' candidate.
  • This means that your degree will be conferred in your absence ('in absentia') at your normal ceremony or through a University Council meeting, but you can participate in a later ceremony in exactly the same manner as other candidates, except that your name will appear in the graduation program of the earlier ceremony, and you will be presented with a 'blank' certificate (this is because your certificate will already have been sent to you after the earlier ceremony).
  • This allows you to have your degree conferred at the appropriate time, while still having the opportunity to participate in a ceremony at a time convenient to you.
  • Once you have been certified it is not possible to defer your graduation, although it is possible for your Faculty to delay certification under certain circumstances.
  • If you wish to request a walk-through, please email