Graduation

Candidates, other than BAs, who are suitably qualified by examination, residence and having discharged their College accounts may be admitted to their degrees at any Congregation of the Regent House.  (Candidates considering applying for the July ceremony should note carefully the requirement that their College accounts be clear of debt – College bills  will have been sent out just in advance of this date and some candidates may need to be prepared to pay a large sum at short notice especially if they have asked to remain in College accommodation after their graduation.)

The dates for 2017-2018 are Saturdays 21 October (11.00am), 25 November (2.00pm) 27 January 2018 (2.00pm), 24 February (2.00pm), 24 March (MA congregation) (11.00am), 28 April (11.00am), 19 May (10.00am) and Friday 20 July (10.00am).  The times given above are for the start of the day’s proceedings; the exact times for Pembroke’s sessions are known less than one week before each congregation, and graduands will be notified of their timetable by the College.

General Admission to LL.M., M.Eng., M.Sci., Vet M.B., Mus. B., B.A., B.Ed., and B.Th. degrees will take place on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Graduands may be admitted to their degrees either in person or in absence. If you would like to proceed then please complete, in either case, a written request which must be submitted to the Praelector at least two weeks before the intended Congregation.

Once your request has been received by the Praelector then you will receive confirmation of the date and details of the graduation. It should not be assumed that simply asking to graduate will secure a place; written confirmation (in the form of an email from the Praelector’s Secretary) is necessary.

Graduation at Cambridge has proceeded relatively unchanged for several hundred years, and there are various rules and regulations concerning the dress code. Specific rules apply for ‘General Admission’, where undergraduates receive their first degree.

Information concerning degree ceremonies is also available on the University’s website

Contact Details

Acting Praelector: Revd Brian Watchorn
Praelector’s Secretary: Mrs Frances Kentish (Tel. 338115; Fax 766409).

Please address questions about General Admission to Mrs Sally Clowes.