Information about applying for Graduation

Graduation at Trinity Hall

Any member of Trinity Hall who has fulfilled the appropriate examinations and residence requirements may proceed at Congregation.

The Congregation held in late June is set aside for “General Admission” at which only the following degree may be awarded; BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degree. All degrees may be awarded at Ordinary congregations, which are held throughout the year (Trinity Hall does not present students in person at all congregations, please check the available dates below).

Those unable to receive their degree in person can proceed in absentia (in absence) when their name will be read out and the certificate sent on after the ceremony. 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 a deputy, in the presence of the Proctors who are the elected representatives of the Regent House.

For General information about congregation at Trinity Hall and for details about required academic dress please read the Graduation Information 2018-19.

The University provides more information on Cambridge Degree Ceremonies.

Dates for Ordinary Congregations

In 2019/20, Trinity Hall will present students at the following congregations of the Regent House (which are Saturdays unless otherwise stated):

  • 26 October 2019
  • 30 November 2019
  • 22 February 2020
  • 16 May 2020
  • 17 July 2020 (please note this is a Friday)

The exact timings for the day cannot be confirmed until a week before the ceremony but our graduands tend to proceed between 11am-2pm.

There are also congregations in January and April at which Trinity Hall students may receive their degree in absence only. Please contact the Tutorial Office for more information.

How to apply for Ordinary Congregations

Following approval of your degree you should apply 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 please use 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 27 June 2019; further details will be circulated in due course.

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