Graduations 2022

There is currently very high demand for Degree Congregations as the Colleges and University deal with the backlog generated by the pandemic.  Please do not make travel arrangements until your place is confirmed by Darwin College.  Total numbers for each ceremony are set by the University, not the College.

 

April 2022 update

23 July 2022 Graduation – this congregation is now fully booked.  To join the waiting list please contact the Deanery office.  

With effect from Easter Term 2022, guests will be welcomed back to both the Senate House for the conferral of degrees (limit of two guests) and College Receptions (limit of three guests).   As guests will now be in attendance at degree congregations, if you choose to have your degree conferred 'in absence', the option to return for a 'celebration' at a later date ceases.    For those who graduated 'in absence' while normal 'in person' conferral with guests was not possible, you can still opt to have your degree 'celebrated' at a future date providing there is space available.     Celebration will be almost identical to graduation, with some small differences in the Latin used.

Booking for a Ceremony

Please download and complete this form and email it to the Deanery Office:  deanery@darwin.cam.ac.uk

Confirmation of approval for the degree must have been received by the College from the Student Registry at least two weeks prior to the chosen date.   If in doubt please check with your Department prior to submitting a booking.   You can book in 'subject to final approval' but only do this if you are sure everything will go through in time. 

All graduands must be clear of College debt, as in common with other Colleges, Darwin declines to present for a degree those in debt to the College.    Please contact the Accounts Office for further information:  accounts@darwin.cam.ac.uk  to ensure that you have settled all bills before making arrangements to proceed to your degree.

For information on graduating, Degree Congregation dates, dress code, academical dress hire etc. please read these Guidelines for graduation.

Graduation Dates 2022

Easter Term 2022:

30 April 2022  - Fully booked, please contact the Deanery Office to be added to the waiting list.  Bookings can still be made for 'in absence' degrees - please contact the Deanery Office for further information.

21 May 2022 - Fully booked, please contact the Deanery Office to be added to the waiting list.  Bookings can still be made for 'in absence' degrees - please contact the Deanery Office for further information.

Long Vacation 2022:

23 July 2022 - Fully booked, please contact the Deanery Office to be added to the waiting list.  Bookings can still be made for 'in absence' degrees - please contact the Deanery Office for further information.

Michaelmas Term 2022

22 October 2022  (***)  

26 November 2022 (***)

 

(*)  Congregation for  'in person' and 'in absence' degrees; no guests at the Senate House

(**) Congregation for 'in absence' degrees only

(***) Congregation for 'in person' and 'in absence' degrees.   Guests allowed at both College Reception (3 guests) and Senate House (2 guests).

All arrangements are subject to change in line with current University Covid-19 guidelines.