Although Congregations are held at intervals throughout the year, the late June or early July Congregation is set aside for what is called General Admission, at which most undergraduates proceed to their first Degrees at the end of their final term. Also included at this time are those receiving their Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.
You will be sent an invitation along with the link to the booking form.
General Admission 2019 for Murray Edwards graduands is Saturday 29 June. This is preceded by a Graduation Dinner in the Dome for graduands and Fellows on Friday 28 June, at 7.30 pm, with a reception in the Fellows' Drawing Room from 7.00 pm.
Please note: the following information is still for General Admission in 2018 and should be used as a guide only.
Timetable for 2018 General Admission is here.
Find out about photography at Senate House on Graduation Day.
Please check the academical dress web page for information. You may wear your own academic gown as long as it is clean and pressed. The alternative is to hire a gown and the appropriate hood for the degree that you will be receiving. You will require a gown (no hood) for the Graduation Dinner on Friday. If you order through Ede & Ravenscroft, they offer a 'Collect in College' service; this will be on Friday 29th June between 2.00 and 4.00 pm, to be returned on Saturday following the ceremony. This allows you to collect and return your hired garments at College rather than in town. If you would like to use this service, please book online from 1 April. Please note that it is important that you order your gown and hood well in advance.
All students on termly contracts may remain in College until Monday 25 June without incurring extra rent (except for Buckingham House residents, who will be charged for the College room booked after the end of Full Term on Friday 15 June). All those graduating and on 39-week contracts may stay until Saturday 30 June.
Graduands will not be charged for accommodation booked for the night of Friday 29 June. Please note that although College accommodation is free for Graduands that evening, you still need to book a room with the Accommodation Office. All students and guests will be required to vacate their rooms by 6.00pm on Saturday 30 June.
Guest rooms for family and friends are available on Friday 29th June and Saturday 30 June on a first-come basis and are available to book accommodation online between 1st and 31st May.
You will be sent a promotional code which must be used at the time of booking.
If you or your guests would like to stay for longer than 2 nights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A single en-suite is £42.08 and a twin en-suite is £62.00.
Please note, these prices do not include breakfast, which will be available in the Dome Dining Hall for a charge.
At General Admission, as well as taking the formal group photograph, Lafayette photographers will be present in College throughout the day to take studio-style portraits as well as more informal pictures of graduands and their guests in the SCR or Fellows' Garden.
The sitting is free of charge and does not commit you to buying the resulting photographs. All of the photographs will be available on the Lafayette website for you to view and purchase if you wish. You will be given an album code to access your photographs.
Each graduand is entitled to three guest tickets for friends and family to attend the Congregation at the Senate House. There may be the possibility for extra tickets and we will keep a waiting list, but please note that the number of tickets that we receive for the ceremony is out of the College's control. This may mean graduands will not receive extra tickets if requested (above the 3); the allocation of any extra tickets will be done in order of date of Camsis application received once the registration deadline has passed. Please only request the number of tickets that you require.
Graduands are welcome to invite a total of five guests to the Garden Party. There is no charge for the graduand and two guests; an additional three guest tickets may be purchased at £31.00 each (£15.50 for under 12s). Payments made by bank transfer which is preferable (see below). Cheques should be brought to the Graduate Services Office AA1 or put in the Tutorial pigeonhole, made payable to 'Murray Edwards College'. Please make sure your cheque is in a clearly labelled envelope, including your full name and the number of tickets for which you are paying. Please note the deadline for payment is noon on Monday 4 June.
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Account Name: MURRAY EDWARDS COLLEGE
Account No: 60670987
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Iban: GB82 BARC2017 6860 6709 87
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