KCL postpones summer 2021 graduation

Students will have a ‘virtual celebration’ instead

King’s College London has postponed in-person graduation ceremonies for summer 2021.

In an email sent out to final year students today, King’s explained that the ceremonies were postponed due to “ongoing restrictions and the uncertainty around travel in the coming months”.

In the email, King’s tells students: “Whilst we are not able to host the in-person events we had hoped to be able to this summer, please be assured that we remain fully committed to inviting you to celebratory events in London when we are able to hold them”.

Instead of an in-person ceremony, graduates will have a “virtual celebration” and will receive their certificates by post.

KCL’s Student Services website explains their plans for affected students to attend an in-person ceremony in the future:

Students are unable to defer their place to a future ceremony: “As ceremony places are limited, to be fair to all of our students we are unable to accept any requests to defer to future ceremonies until such time that we are able to confirm plans.”

“We are working to ensure that you are able to attend a celebration with the students who you completed your studies with.”

However, Student Services says they “fully expect to hold graduation celebrations again in London in the future, which will be open to all those cohorts of students affected by the global pandemic. We will keep you informed as our plans with our venues and suppliers progress.”

More information is available on the KCL Student Services website here.

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