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Graduation 2020 postgraduate celebration

Date & timeFriday, 17 September
LocationTrinity Hall
CostFree for graduands
Booking closing date Friday, 3 September 12:00pm
Dress code Academic dress for the ceremony

Those postgraduates who were eligible to graduate last year are now invited back to College to celebrate their degree at an in-person ceremony in the Senate House, with lunch served in College for them and up to 2 guests. The ceremony is also open to students due to graduate in 2021.

The day will run as closely as possible to a typical graduation day, although guests won’t be able to join you at the Senate House. The Ceremony will however be live-streamed so that friends and family can watch it online. Trinity Hall is hoping to provide a screening of this within College for the 2 guests that can accompany you on the day. More details of the live-streaming will be provided closer to the date.

On the Day


The exact timing of the ceremony will only be known the week before the event.

On the day itself, make sure you arrive in Cambridge in good time and carefully observe the dress and gown code (see below), otherwise you may not be allowed to proceed.

Those of you who are yet to take your degree can go through the traditional graduation ceremony. Those of you who chose to graduate in absentia can “celebrate” your degree. We will split you into the relevant group so you go through with others in the same situation.


The College will organise a traditional graduation lunch, to which you can invite a maximum of 2 guests. Lunch will be served in College either before or after the ceremony, depending on timings.

Please be aware however, that all these arrangements are subject to change or cancellation depending on government guidelines and regulations at the time. Please note that any travel arrangements or bookings you make will be at your own risk and the College will not be liable to compensate you if the events on the day have to be cancelled. The College will refund any lunch tickets if the event cannot go ahead.

Dress code

An important part of the degree ceremony is the dress code. If you are taking your degree in person you will need to hire a gown and hood, and you can find information on where to hire these, and what to wear under them, from the University website.


Accommodation will be available for the Friday night. This will be in –

  • single student rooms on Central Site (£45 bed & breakfast)
  • single ensuite rooms at Wychfield (£50 room only | £60 bed & breakfast)
  • double ensuite rooms at WYNG Gardens on Thompson’s Lane (£100 bed & breakfast)

If you wish to stay overnight, please choose your preferred option when booking.

Breakfast for both Wychfield and WYNG Gardens guests will be served on Central Site.

There is limited College accommodation for the Thursday night, so if you would like to stay additional nights, please contact Liz Pentlow on to confirm what is available.


We like to take photographs at our alumni events to use in our digital and print communications. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please let us know in advance or on the day.


For queries about the event, contact Liz Pentlow on or +44 (0)1223 332567

If you have any questions about events in general, they may be answered at


We are able to offer refunds for bookings cancelled five working days or more before an event. Requests for late refunds will be considered on an individual basis and refunds will be issued at the discretion of the Alumni & Development Office. We cannot accept responsibility if weather or disruption to travel prevents you from attending. Please email or contact +44 (0)1223 332567 at the earliest opportunity, if you need to cancel your booking.

If the event has to be postponed due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be offered, or bookings transferred to a rearranged date.