Graduation

Elements of the Cambridge degree ceremony have their origin amongst the earliest customs of the University some eight hundred years ago.

General Admission Bookings (Undergraduates) Useful information

Graduation

Elements of the Cambridge degree ceremony have their origin amongst the earliest customs of the University some eight hundred years ago.

General Admission Bookings (Undergraduates) Useful information

Graduation Ceremonies

Degrees are conferred by the University at a ceremony in the Senate House known as a Congregation. People due to take a degree (graduands) are presented for their degrees to the Vice-Chancellor (or deputy) by an officer of the College known as the Praelector.

The Praelector for Churchill College is Matthew Ireland. Administrative assistance to the Praelector is provided by the Tutorial Office.

College Conditions for Graduation

Degree Ceremony Dates

Lent Term 2022

  • Saturday, 29 January (in absence only) - bookings now closed
  • Saturday, 26 February 
  • Saturday, 2 April 

Easter Term 2022

  • Saturday, 30 April (preferred MA congregation date)
  • Saturday, 21 May

General Admission 2022

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

  • Saturday, 2 July

Long Vacation 2022

  • Saturday, 23 July 

Graduate in Person

Graduate in Absence (Postgraduates Only)

Undergraduate Graduands wishing to graduate in absence should complete the General Admission booking form. This can be found by selecting 'graduate in person' above; you will then be able to indicate that you wish to graduate in absentia only on the main form.  

Certificates and Transcripts

A service that allows you to access your official transcript electronically remains in place and has been enhanced to include an image of your graduation certificate. This subscription service to Digitary allows you to share documents on-line with other organisations such as employers or other educational institutions. Further information is available here https://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/your-course/graduation-and-what-next/degree-certificates-and-transcripts/academic-transcripts

Contact

For any enquiries please contact the Tutorial Office at graduation@chu.cam.ac.uk

Tutorial Office

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Please note: Graduands only need Senate House tickets for their guests.

Congregation Dress Code

The congregation dress code is a strict code. If graduands do not wear the prescribed dress they will be excluded from the Ceremony.

Details
The Graduation Ceremony

Details of the graduation ceremony. What you can expect as a graduand during the tradional Senate-House ceremony.

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MA Graduation

If you hold a Cambridge BA, you may proceed to the MA not less than six years from the end of your first term of residence, providing that you have held your BA degree for at least two years.

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MA Graduation

If you hold a Cambridge BA, you may proceed to the MA not less than six years from the end of your first term of residence, providing that you have held your BA degree for at least two years.

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College Conditions for Graduation

You cannot be awarded a degree until you have satisfied the necessary academic conditions. In addition, the following College Regulations apply to all students who wish to be presented for a degree:

9.4.6: Undergraduates shall deposit with the Bursar, earlier than three weeks before the General Admissions at which they intend to graduate, a sum estimated by the Bursar to cover the amount of their final bill up to graduation, less the Advance Deposit. The Bursar shall inform the Praelector of the names of all Undergraduates whose estimated account has not been paid.

9.5.1: A Junior Member whose College account has not been paid, or who has not paid the College the amount stated under Regulation 9.4.6, shall not proceed to a degree without the approval of Council.

The Graduation Ceremony

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Credit: Sir Cam