Information about applying for Graduation
Graduation at Trinity Hall
Any member of Trinity Hall who has fulfilled the appropriate examinations and residence requirements may have their degree conferred at a Congregation of the Regent House.
Any degree may be conferred at the Ordinary Congregations, which are held two or three times per term (Trinity Hall does not present students in person at all congregations, please check the available dates below). The Congregation at the end of June (NB. this will be on 1 July in 2021) is known as General Admission and is for the BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only.
Those unable to receive their degree in person can proceed in absentia (in absence); their name will be read out during a Congregation and the degree certificate sent afterwards by post. A degree is not officially awarded until it has been conferred either in person or in absence at a Congregation of the Regent House. Degree certificates will only be issued after the degree has been conferred.
The College Praelector, Dr Cristiano Ristuccia, is responsible for presenting students at Congregations when they receive their degrees. The conferment of each degree is an act of the whole University, approved by the “Grace of the Regent House”, that is by a resolution of the governing body. Graduands are presented one by one to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, or their deputy, in the presence of the Proctors who are the elected representatives of the Regent House.
For general information about graduation arrangements at Trinity Hall, and for details about the required academic dress, please refer to the Graduation Information 2020-21 document below:
Graduation Information 2020-21 (document TBC)
More information on Cambridge Degree Ceremonies can be found on the University website.
Dates of Congregations
The University has not yet confirmed when in-person Congregations can resume following the coronavirus lockdown, so at present it is only possible to register to graduate in absence on the dates listed below.
Once the University has confirmed when it will be possible for degrees to be conferred in person, the list will be updated to show at which Congregations Trinity Hall will present graduands in person (we do not present graduands in person at all Congregations).
For students who graduated in absence during the lockdown, details regarding alternative Senate House ceremonies will be added once they have been confirmed by the University.
Congregation Dates 2020-21
- Saturday 24 October 2020 – in absence only
- Saturday 28 November 2020 – in absence only
- Saturday 30 January 2021 – expected to be in absence only
- Saturday 27 February 2021 – expected to be in absence only
- Saturday 27 March 2021 – TBC whether in absence only
- Saturday 10 April 2021 – TBC whether in absence only
- Saturday 1 May 2021 – TBC whether in absence only
- Saturday 22 May 2021 – TBC whether in absence only
- Thursday 1 July 2021 – General Admission (BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only)
- Friday 23 July 2021 – TBC whether in absence only
How to register for Ordinary Congregations
Following approval of your degree you should register for a congregation; you do not have to choose the next available date but be aware that your degree will not be officially awarded until it is has been conferred at a Congregation. To apply, follow the link below to the online graduation registration form. If you have any questions about this process please contact the Postgraduate Administrator.
General Admission Information
The next General Admission will be on Thursday 1 July 2021. Further information can be found on the intranet.