Graduation

You must graduate in order to obtain your degree. You can do this in person or in absence, but in either case Hughes Hall must enter you for a graduation ceremony.

Cambridge has two types of graduation ceremony:

  • Congregation, held on eight dates throughout the year, for all degrees including MA.
  • General Admission, held after the Easter Term, only for BA and related courses (MSci, MEng, MMath). Elegibile students will be informed directly.

Apart from General Admission, the university does not specify particular dates for particular degrees, and each college is free to make its own arrangements. The President, Fellows and Senior Members of Hughes Hall would like to celebrate the occasion with you and your guests, so we encourage you to graduate in person on one of the seven dates when we offer a reception or refreshments. However, we recognise that this will not be possible for everyone, so other dates are available for graduation in absence.

Graduation procession

Dates. Dates for 2017-18 are shown below. Timings for the day are confirmed at the beginning of the week of the graduation ceremony. If you are making plans in advance then please set aside the whole day for your graduation.

 

Date College reception Graduation in person Graduation in absence Notes re graduation in person
20 Oct 2018 Tea All degrees All degrees mainly PhD & MPhil, plus other degrees
24 Nov 2018 (none) (none) All degrees
26 Jan 2019 Lunch All degrees All degrees mainly PhD & MPhil, plus other degrees
23 Feb 2019 (none) (none) All degrees
30 Mar 2019 Lunch All degrees All degrees mainly MA, plus other degrees
27 Apr 2019 Lunch MBA All degrees only MBA
18 May 2019 Tea All degrees All degrees mainly EMBA & MFin, plus other degrees
29 Jun 2019 (General Admission) Refreshments BA, MEng, MMath, MSci BA, MEng, MMath, MSci only undergraduate courses
20 Jul 2019 Tea All degrees All degrees mainly PhD, MPhil, MASt & LLM, plus other degrees