MA Dinner and Congregation 2020 – Postponed

Date(s) - Friday 27 March 2020 - Saturday 28 March 2020
12:00 am

Girton College


The University is continually monitoring latest Public Health England and government advice on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) when considering plans for the upcoming Congregations.

So that the University continues to meet our responsibility to staff, graduands and their guests, and the need to restrict social interaction, it has determined not to proceed with the in-person Congregations on Saturday 21 March and Saturday 28 March.  A brief Congregation to approve and confer degrees in absence only will now take place.

Those due to take their degrees in person on 21 or 28 March have the option to either opt to graduate in absence, or to graduate at a later date.

If you wish to take your degree in absence on Saturday 28 March, please confirm this by email to no later than 5pm on Thursday 26 March.  Please note that if you take your degree in absence it will not be possible to take your degree in person at a later date.

Future ceremonies you may opt to attend will be notified in the next few days.

The College appreciates that many students and their guests will have been looking forward to graduating, and will be disappointed not to be able to attend a ceremony in March.  The University has given serious consideration to the welfare of our staff, graduands and their guests, and feels this is the right decision in the circumstances.

If you have ordered academic dress, please contact the company you have hired through.

Consequently, the College has decided to cancel the MA Dinner on Friday 27 March and those that have booked their places will receive a full refund. We hope to be in touch regarding a new date for the MA Dinner when circumstances allow.  In the meantime if you have any questions about the refund, please contact Ingrid Koning (  Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

For any queries about the MA Congregation, please contact the Tutorial Office on 01223 338983 or For queries about the MA Dinner please contact the Alumni Office on 01223 764935 or


COVID-19 Guidance

Girton College events have been postponed until the end of June 2020 and the College is not currently open to visitors.  We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and are following the University of Cambridge and government advice as laid out by Public Health England.

We will of course let you know as soon as circumstances change. Thank you for your understanding.