Graduation Day arrangements

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the University postponed in-person Ceremonies for graduation. The University intends to restart Ceremonies from September 2021 but has not yet released any detailed information about the arrangements. The details outlined in the following paragraphs are provisional upon the University’s decision to resume on-site preparations and celebrations, and are provided as guidance only.

If you book to graduate in person, you will be contacted by the Academic Office via email approximately eight weeks before the ceremony date to make arrangements for your attendance including number of guest tickets and academic dress hire.

On the day you will register at College approximately two hours before the Ceremony. You will collect any guest tickets and items of academic dress arranged through the College and attend a short briefing by the Dean of Degrees, who will present you at the Ceremony. Graduands and guests will then walk to the Ceremony together.

Each person graduating will be guaranteed two tickets for guests to accompany them to the ceremony itself. Guest tickets for the Ceremony are issued free of charge.

Following the Ceremony, the College will hold a celebration for new graduates and their ceremony guests, where you will be able to collect your degree certificate.

All event details are subject to change.

Degree ceremony videos and live streaming

Oxford degree ceremonies are filmed and can be purchased either on-line or by contacting the University’s Media Production Unit. Further information is available at: This does not include ceremonies that are in absentia only.

You are also able to view a live streaming of graduation ceremonies at This may be enjoyed by your friends and family who are not able to attend the ceremony and share the celebration with you. Please note that the names of those graduating in absentia are not read out.

Updated on: 02/08/2021