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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

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

    Important Notice: Due to the current public health situation, all In Person congregations this academic year have been postponed. The Praelector will circulate information to those affected in due course and will update the website with new dates once they have been made available by the University.

    Applying to Graduate 

    Please Note: General Admission is the only graduation for which you use CamSIS to register, all other congregations are via our webforms below.

    Dates of Congregations of the Regent House at which Murray Edwards College proceeds, and your degreee certificate may be conferred, are listed below: The deadline to register is 10 days before your chosen Congregation date.

    18 July – In Absence Only - Registration now open - cleck here for form

    Once restrictions are over, 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.

    If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt email within four working days of applying, please contact the Graduate Administrator.

    Preparing for the next Congregation

    Please note the separate arrangements for General Admission.

    • Please ensure 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