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The following is a list of 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 successive 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 and in July Colleges present their graduands on a specific day.

Colleges do not necessarily present students to graduate in person at every ordinary Congregation.

Extra Congregation dates have been scheduled for 2020-2021 to assit with the backlog of students who were unable to graduate in person during 2019-20.  All dates are subject to change or cancellation, dependant on the latest government advice regarding COVID-19.

Information updated on 15 July 2021 - Covid-secure arrangements for Congregations after 19 July to mid-September

The University has carefully planned Congregations to be COVID secure, taking advice from Public Health, the Cambridge Safety Advisory Group and its own Safety Office.  Even though the government will remove the remaining legal restrictions on public gatherings from 19 July, the University still has a duty of care towards all those who attend or work at events that it manages and must take account of the potential impact on the local community and so has determined that the current arrangements will remain.  Those being, without guests attending, face coverings to be worn at specified times and social distancing.

Any changes in the future will be communicated to Colleges and then via Colleges to participants.

Please contact your college to confirm which Congregations they will be presenting Graduands at before making any arrangements.

Michaelmas Term 2020

  • Saturday, 24 October, 11am - updated 14 September 2020 -  in absence only - If you wish to graduate in absence at this Congregation please either apply via the graduation tile on your self-service by 5pm on Thursday 15 October, or directly to your college if your college does not use the graduation facility of CamSIS.
  • Saturday, 28 November, 2pm - updated 14 September 2020 - in absence only - If you wish to graduate in absence at this Congregation please either apply via the graduation tile on your self-service by 5pm on Thursday 19 November, or directly to your college if your college does not use the graduation facility of CamSIS.

Lent Term 2021

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

  • Saturday, 30 January, 2pm - in absence only - If you wish to graduate in absence at this Congregation please either apply via the graduation tile on your CamSIS self-service, or directly to your college if your college does not use the graduation facility of CamSIS, by 5pm on Thursday 21 January 2021.
  • Saturday, 27 February, 2pm - in absence only.
  • Friday 26 March, 11am - cancelled
  • Saturday, 27 March, 11am - in absence only
  • Friday, 9 April, 11am - cancelled
  • Saturday, 10 April - cancelled

Easter Term 2021

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

  • Friday, 16 April, 10am - extra date - cancelled
  • Saturday, 17 April, 10am - extra date - cancelled
  • Friday, 30 April, 11am - extra date - cancelled
  • Saturday, 1 May, 11am - in absence only
  • Friday, 21 May, 10am - extra date - cancelled
  • Saturday, 22 May, 10am - in absence only
  • Wednesday, 23 June, 2.45pm (Honorary Degrees only) - cancelled

General Admission 2021

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

If you wish to graduate in absence at this Congregation please either apply via the graduation tile on your self-service by 5pm on Monday 31 May, or directly to your college by the same deadline if your college does not use the graduation facility of CamSIS.

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

  • Wednesday, 30 June, 10am - in person but no guests permitted
  • Thursday, 1 July, 10am - in person but no guests permitted
  • Friday, 2 July, 10am - in person but no guests permitted
  • Saturday, 3 July, 10am - in person but no guests permitted

The ceremonies will be professionally recorded and made available online: your family and friends will be able to access this during the ceremony, so that they can watch and listen as you process through the Senate House.

If you choose to attend the ceremony, please note your image will be recorded and made available online. The link will be made available to attendees for them to pass on to family and friends. The entire ceremony will be recorded; it will not be possible to take part in the ceremony and not be part of the recording.

Long Vacation 2021

Please check your college website or contact your college to check they are presenting graduands for the date you would like to graduate at.

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

Information updated on 15 July - Covid-secure arrangements for Congregations after 19 July to mid-September

The University has carefully planned Congregations to be COVID secure, taking advice from Public Health, the Cambridge Safety Advisory Group and its own Safety Office.  Even though the government will remove the remaining legal restrictions on public gatherings from 19 July, the University still has a duty of care towards all those who attend or work at events that it manages and must take account of the potential impact on the local community and so has determined that the current arrangements will remain.  Those being, without guests attending, face coverings to be worn at specified times and social distancing.

 

Any changes in the future will be communicated to Colleges and then via Colleges to participants.

 

  • Friday, 16 July, 10am - BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only  - in person but no guests permitted
  • Saturday 17 July, 10am - BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only - in person but no guests permitted
  • Friday, 23 July, 10am - in person but no guests permitted
  • Saturday, 24 July, 10am - in person but no guests permitted
  • Friday, 30 July, 10am - extra date -  in person but no guests permitted
  • Saturday, 31 July, 10am - extra date  - in person but no guests permitted
  • Friday, 10 September, 10am - BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only - in person but no guests permitted
  • Saturday, 11 September, 10am - BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only - in person but no guests permitted
  • Friday, 17 September, 10am - extra date - in person but no guests permitted
  • Saturday, 18 September, 10am - extra date - in person but no guests permitted

Michaelmas Term 2021

All dates are subject to change or cancellation, dependant on the latest government advice regarding COVID-19. 
It is unknown when guests will be allowed at the degree ceremonies at this time.

  • Friday, 22 October, 11am - extra date
  • Saturday, 23 October, 11am
  • Saturday, 27 November, 10am

Lent Term 2022

  • Saturday, 29 January, 10am
  • Saturday, 26 February, 10am
  • Saturday, 26 March, 11am
  • Saturday, 2 April, 11am

Easter Term 2022

  • Saturday, 30 April, 11am
  • 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

 

Dates of Congregations are also listed in the Reporter.