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Degree ceremonies

For Postgraduates or Undergraduates who wish to graduate or may have delayed their graduation

Congregation Dates 

We are delighted to be welcoming guests to attend Senate House ceremonies. Students can invite up to two guests to attend their graduation at Senate House. Girton College offers hospitality to students and their guests, subject to the capacity of the college venue. Guest tickets for the standing buffet at college will cost £25.00/guest and can be paid for by bank transfer.  Please use the following link for details on how to pay

Graduands may be presented in person or in absence unless otherwise stated. *If you graduated in-absence between March 2020 and April 2022, you may apply to celebrate your graduation at a celebratory ceremony at Senate House, with hospitality offered at Girton College but only if you have graduated in-absence before guests were once again permitted to attend Senate House.

If you have an outstanding bill at the time of Graduation, then the College may prohibit you from graduating in person. If that debt relates to tuition fees, then you will not receive a formal degree certificate until the debt is settled. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please see your Tutor at the earliest opportunity.

The next Graduation ceremonies are:

The application forms for the following 2024 ceremonies are linked below.   

  • Friday 28th June 2024 - General Admission (undergraduates) only
  • Friday 19th July 2024  - There are no buffet guests tickets left as we are at capacity, but two guests can attend Senate House. 
  • Saturday 26th October 2024
  • Saturday 30th November 2024

Please note: The College does not present students at all of the University's listed graduation ceremonies.  

What to wear at Graduation

As graduation is a formal occasion, an appropriate standard of dress is expected. The dress code is strictly enforced at ceremonies, and if you do not observe it, you may not be permitted to graduate on a particular occasion. Please click here for dress instructions.  A female University Constable will check your dress on arrival at the Senate House and will adjust if required.

Academic dress hire

You may hire or buy dress from either of the following Cambridge suppliers:

70-72 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RJ.

  • or +44 (0)1223 861854
  • Purchase Enquiries: +44(0) 1223 350048 (shop) or +44 (0)1223 861854

22 King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SP.

2023-2024 Application Forms

The graduation application forms for 2024 dates are below.  

 If you wish to have access to your official transcript electronically and share it on-line with other organisations for job applications and other education institutes you can access this via Digitary - further information is available here.

A single original degree certificate is issued without charge to all those proceeding to degrees. A fee is charged for each additional copy requested. The University offers an alternative design certificate bearing the arms of the University printed in colour. This is available to order at an additional charge. For further details, go to the link noted above. 

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