Congregation Dates


22 October 2016
26 November 2016 (not in person*)
28 January 2017 (not in person*)
25 February 2017 (not in person*)
25 March 2017 (MA Ceremony only)
29 April 2017
20 May 2017
1 July 2017 (General Admission only)
22 July 2017


21 October 2017
25 November 2017 (not in person*)
27 January 2018 (not in person*)
24 February 2018 (not in person*)
24 March 2018 (MA Ceremony only)
28 April 2018
19 May 2018
30 June 2018 (General Admission only)
21 July 2018

*'Not in person' means that Fitzwilliam College will not be presenting anyone in person at the Congregation. Your name can still be read out 'in absence' and the certificate will be posted to you afterwards.

When to apply

Undergraduate degrees are presented at the General Admission ceremony.  If you cannot attend on that date, you can apply to graduate at another date.

Postgraduate degrees are presented at the other ceremonies.  For Masters degrees, the Course Administrator at the Department will be able to advise which is the earliest date your course will be ready for graduation.  

It is not necessary to graduate at the first date after your results are confirmed.  You can postpone the graduation to any date in the future.  However, until you have graduated at a ceremony, you do not officially have the degree, and no certificate can be issued.

Cambridge graduands enter Senate House