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 MA Graduations

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 MA Graduations

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 Dr John Fawcett. Administrative assistance to the Praelector is provided by Stephanie Cook in the Tutorial Office.

Degree Ceremony Dates

Lent Term 2017

Easter Term 2017

Undergraduate General Admission 2017

Long Vacation 2017

Michaelmas Term 2016

  • 22 October 2016
  • 26 November 2016

Dates of Congregations for 2015-17 are listed in the Reporter.

Other Congregations

To be presented at any congregation other than General Admission please print and fill out the Degree Application form when you have decided on the date and method by which you intend to proceed to your degree. Lists of candidates have to be submitted to the University in advance of each Congregation.

Return this form to Stephanie Cook no later than two weeks before the chosen Congregation date.

Degree application form

Stephanie Cook

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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Useful information

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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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.

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General Admission accommodation & catering bookings

Online bookings for weekend accommodation as well as catering bookings for the Graduands dinner and graduation day lunch.

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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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