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Graduation for Undergraduates

Most Undergraduates choose to graduate in June, at the ceremony which is known as "General Admission".  Undergraduates are also welcome to graduate at other ceremonies throughout the year. The timetable below is provisional and subject to change nearer the time:

Wednesday 26th June 2024

16:00 to 18:00

Dress check & ticket collection

Please wear your gown, hood, and full graduation outfit for the dress check and group photo. You can turn up at any time between 4 and 6pm but please try to arrive closer to 4 or 5pm if possible

New Court Marquee
18:00 Group photo New Court (Chapel if wet)
19:00 Pre-dinner drinks reception Old Court
19:30 Graduation Dinner  (Dress Code: Formal Evening Dress [Black Tie] with academic gown) Hall
  After dinner drinks New Court

Thursday 27th June 2024

10:45 tbc Dress Rehearsal for Ceremony
Guests are welcome to watch the rehearsal but must leave for Senate House before the graduands
New Court
11:40 tbc Guests leave College for Senate House via Main Gate
11:50 tbc Procession of graduands leaves College for Senate House via Main Gate
12:10 tbc Doors of Senate House close to guests Senate House

12:15 tbc



Graduands to arrive at Senate House ahead of ceremony

Ceremony begins at 12:25

The ceremony will last approximately 25 minutes

Senate House
13:45 - 15:30 Senior Tutor's Buffet Lunch New Court Marquee/Old Court/Hall
13:30 - 16:30 Individual photographs (pre-booked with Lafayette Photography) Fellows' Garden (Bacon and Marlowe Rooms if wet)
13:30 - 16:00 Parker Library Exhibition (optional) Parker Library
15:00 - 16:00 Graduation Chapel Service (optional) Chapel