University of Oxford Graduation

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University of Oxford Graduation

University of Oxford Graduation

Academic degrees date from the second half of the twelfth century. The present ceremony retains all the essential features of its ancient predecessors, with the proceedings still conducted in Latin.

Booking your degree ceremony

University of Oxford degrees are conferred at degree ceremonies, held in the Sheldonian Theatre. You may graduate in person or in absence, either straight after you’ve finished your degree, or many years later. If you choose to graduate in person, you will be presented by your college.

  • Undergraduate or Taught Master’s students: you will automatically receive an email in mid-December in your final year of study with instructions regarding when and how to book your degree ceremony. If you have not received an email by mid-December, contact the Degree Ceremonies team.
  • Research students: you will automatically receive an email with instructions on how to book your degree ceremony once you have been granted leave to supplicate. If you do not receive an invitation at this time, contact the Degree Ceremonies team.

Your college will communicate with you regarding arrival, gowning, catering arrangements and any charges you may be required to pay.

Degree ceremony dates

Please note that colleges will present graduands only on certain dates. If you completed your degree a number of years ago and haven’t yet graduated, or if you are a candidate for the Oxford MA, please contact your college to confirm which dates will be available to you.

Degree ceremony bookings close 30 days prior to the ceremony date.

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