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 the Tutorial Office.

Please note: Bookings close 3 weeks before each graduation date

Degree Ceremony Dates

Michaelmas Term 2023

  • Saturday 25 November – Bookings now closed

Lent Term 2024

  • Friday 26 January (in absence only)
  • Saturday 24 February
  • Saturday 23 March (in absence only)
  • Saturday 6 April

Easter Term 2024

  • Saturday 27 April (preferred MA graduation)
  • Friday 17 May

General Admission 2024

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

  • Saturday 29 June

Long Vacation 2024

  • Friday 19 July

Michaelmas Term 2024

  • Saturday 26 October
  • Saturday 30 November

Graduate in Person

Graduate in Absence (Undergraduates and Postgraduates) 

General Admission Graduation (Undergraduates) 

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 in the link below.

Further Information

College Conditions for Graduation

You cannot be awarded a degree until you have satisfied the necessary academic conditions.


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 already graduated with your BA degree. Once you have received confirmation from the Tutorial Office that you are eligible you may register to receive your MA degree in person or in absence.

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For any enquiries please contact the  Tutorial Office.