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University of Cambridge

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    Photo of Murray Edwards graduates outside Senate House
    Murray Edwards graduates outside Senate House


    Dates of  Congregations of the Regent House at which Murray Edwards College proceeds, and your degreee certificate may be conferred are listed below;

    21 July 2018 - In Person and In Absence

    The following dates are for your infomation only at this stage, registration is not yet open.

    20 October 2018 - In Person and In Absence

    24 November 2018 - In Person and In Absence

    26 January 2019 - In Absence only

    23 February 2019 - In Absence only

    30 March 2019 - Designated College MA Day - please email the Graduate Administrator if you are interested in proceeding on this day.

    27 April 2019 - In Absence Only

    18 May 2019 - In Person and Absence

    20 July 2019 - In Person and Absence

    Graduands may be admitted to their degrees in person or in absence. Murray Edwards graduands may be presented in absence at any Congregation, but may only be presented in person on the specified dates.

    The deadline to register is 10 days before your chosen Congregation date. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt email within 4 working days of applying, please contact the Graduate Administrator 

    Preparing for the next Congregation

    Please note the separate arrangements for General Admission.

    • Please ensure that you have made arrangements for hiring and collecting your gowns and hoods. 
    • All graduands who are receiving their degrees in person must attend a rehearsal in College before proceeding to the Senate House.
    • For your information, the day ends approximately one hour after Graduands are due at the Senate House.

    Sample timetable for Congregation

    Reception and rehearsal in the Fellows' drawing room 45 minutes
    Lunch (Fellows' dining room) 1 hour and 15 minutes
    Procession leaves College 25 to 30 minutes before required arrival at Senate House
    Graduands and guests due at Senate House Time set by Senate House (usually 20 to 25 minutes before the Congregation)
    Congregation Time set by Senate House (usually between 40 and 60 minutes in length)

    Timings will not be confirmed until a week before the Congregation.

    If you have any queries on your graduation, please phone 01223 763165 or email