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This page lists dates of congregations of the Regent House at which degrees may be conferred (awarded). Each degree can only be conferred (awarded) once at a Congregation of the Regent House, either in person or in absence. If a degree is conferred in absence it cannot then be conferred in person at a later date.

Any degree can be conferred at the ordinary Degree Congregations normally held on Saturdays two or three times each term. The four Congregations at the end of June called General Admission are for the BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only.

At General Admission Colleges present their graduands on a specific day. Colleges do not necessarily present students to graduate in person at every ordinary Congregation. We aim to accomodate as many people and their guests as possible during each Congregation, but there are practical limitations. Degree Congregations take place in our historic Senate-House, where members of the University have graduated since the Eighteenth Century, but although we hold repeated ceremonies across each day, each one can only hold so many people and, to provide the best experience, ceremonies should take place during daylight. Please confirm with your College that you have a place booked at a ceremony before making any other arrangements. If there is no space at a particular ceremony, there will be later occasions and Degree Congregations take place across the year.   

Guests were welcomed back to our Degree Ceremonies from 29 April 2022. 

Livestreaming of ceremonies

Ceremonies are livestreamed and the recording is held for two months. After two months the recording is permanently deleted.

The livestream is provided to allow friends and family members who are unable to attend the Senate-House to view this important event. It is provided on the understanding that it is a private recording, not to be publicly shared on social media or in any public forum. The University and the contractors will make best efforts to provide the livestream, but it is not guranteed and some circumstances may prevent either a live broadcasst or possibly a later showing of any recording. 

Academic Year 2021/22 Ceremonies

Dates are subject to change or cancellation, dependant on the latest government advice regarding COVID-19. 

Easter Term 2022

  • Friday 29 April, 10am 
  • Saturday 30 April, 10am 
  • Friday 20 May, 10am 
  • Saturday 21 May, 10am 
  • Wednesday 22 June, 2.45pm (Honorary Degrees only)

General Admission 2022

BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only.

  • Wednesday 29 June, 10am 
  • Thursday 30 June, 10am 
  • Friday 1 July, 10am 
  • Saturday 2 July, 10am 

Long Vacation 2022

  • Friday, 22 July, 10am
  • Saturday, 23 July, 10am 
  • Friday, 9 September, 10am 
  • Saturday, 10 September, 10 am

Academic Year 2022/23 Ceremonies 

Michaelmas Term 2022

  • Friday 21 October, 10am
  • Saturday, 22 October, 10am
  • Saturday 26 November, 10am

Lent Term 2023

  • Saturday 28 January, 10am
  • Saturday, 25 February, 10am
  • Friday, 24 March, 10am (date still to be confirmed)
  • Saturday, 25 March, 10am
  • Friday, 31 March, 10am (date still to be confirmed)
  • Saturday, 1 April, 10am

Easter Term and Long Vacation 2023

  • Friday, 28 April, 10am (date still to be confirmed)
  • Saturday, 29 April, 10am
  • Friday, 19 May, 10am (date still to be confirmed)
  • Saturday 20 May, 10am

General Admission 2023

BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only.

  • Wednesday, 28 June, 10am
  • Thursday 29 June, 10am
  • Friday 30 June, 10am
  • Saturday, 1 July, 10am

Long Vacation 2023

  • Friday, 21 July, 10am
  • Saturday, 22 July, 10am

Dates of Congregations are also listed in the Reporter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time do I need to be at the ceremony?

The time listed on the website is the published start time of the ceremony day. However, this does not mean that the session for your College will be at that time as each one differs. For the specifics for your College you will need to contact your Tutorial Office directly for further information. 

Which dates can I attend?

The dates of the ceremonies are as listed above. Colleges do not necessarily present students to graduate in person at every ceremony. Please speak to your College directly for specific information. We aim to accomodate as many people and their guests as possible during each Congregation, but there are practical limitations. Degree Congregations take place in our historic Senate-House, where members of the University have graduated since the Eighteenth Century, but although we hold repeated ceremonies across each day, each one can only hold so many people and, to provide the best experience, ceremonies should take place during daylight. Please confirm with your College that you have a place booked at a ceremony before making any other arrangements. If there is no space at a particular ceremony, there will be later occasions and Degree Congregations take place across the year.  

I've had my degree conferred in absence, can I now attend another ceremony in person? 

No. Once you have had your degree conferred on you at a ceremony, in person or in absence, you cannot go through again. The only exception to this is if you had your degree conferred in absence between 27th March 2020 and 2nd April 2022. If this applies to you, you can proceed through a ceremony again as a celebratory graduand. Please speak to your College directly for furhter information. 

I am going through a ceremony in person, what if I am unable to attend on the day due to unforeseen circumstances? 

If you are unable to attend the ceremony due to an unforeseen circumstance, and have not confirmed with your College that you want to proceed in absence instead, then you will be withdrawn and you will not have your degree conferred. You will then be able to choose to attend another ceremony.