Graduation Day arrangements

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. After the Ceremony there are celebrations at College including group pictures, informal certificate presentations, food and drink.

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. Additional tickets are only available when other graduands do not use their full allocation of two and we cannot guarantee availability. Three weeks before the Ceremony College will conduct a ballot to reallocate any spare tickets to those who have requested one. You will be asked in the booking form if you would like to be entered into the ballot. If you have guests with you on the day who do not also have tickets to attend the ceremony with you, they will be able to watch the livestreaming of the ceremony at a venue in College.

Following the Ceremony, the College will hold a celebration for new graduates. Guests are invited to join graduates and we can usually accommodate up to three guests, subject to availability. Tickets must be paid in advance for guests. Graduates attend free of charge.

Degree ceremony videos and live streaming

All 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:

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: 11/09/2020