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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 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:

  • Friday 30th June 2023 - General Admission for undergraduates only  
  • Friday 21st July 2023 - in person or in-absence graduations 
  • Saturday 21st October 2023 - in-person or in-absence graduations

Please complete the application form at the bottom of this page for available ceremonies.  Please note that College does not present students at all of the University's listed graduation ceremonies.  

Academic dress hire

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

Ede and Ravenscroft

70-72 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RJ

  • or 01223 861854
  • Purchase Enquiries: 01223 350048 (shop) or 01223 861854

Ryder and Amies

22 King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SP

  • Email:  

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.

The application form for the graduation ceremonies above follows below. Further dates will be added once they have been confirmed.

 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.

All those who have graduated in absence during the lockdown period will receive paper copies of certificates and transcripts. Please note that these documents are being sent to the College several weeks after the in-absence congregation took place, therefore it is important that you supply an alternative email address to your CRSid on your graduation application form.  

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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