Degree Day Schedule

Degree Day Schedule

Space in the Sheldonian is limited and the University strictly allocate three guest tickets per candidate. Occasionally spares do become available on the day if a graduand does not use their full quota or a guest is unable to attend. Guest tickets are collected on the day from College.

For morning ceremonies graduands and their guests are asked to arrive promptly at 9.45 am for registration in college. The Dean of Degrees will meet graduands and their guests at 10.00 am in the SCR, where coffee will be served. At approximately 10.20 am graduands will leave in procession to the Sheldonian. Lunch will be served in college after the ceremony at 12.30 pm. For afternoon ceremonies if you are not taking lunch in College, you should meet the Dean of Degrees in the SCR at 1.30 pm. At approximately 1.50 pm graduands will leave College in procession to the Sheldonian. 

The University advise that the ceremony is not suitable for children under the age of seven.

Lunch Guests

Graduands and their guests are invited to lunch in College. There will be a charge of £25 for each guest but no charge for candidates. Payment should be made via the Oxford University Stores site here. Please note that lunch bookings close 3 weeks before the degree day. If attending an afternoon degree ceremony graduands and their guests are asked to arrive at 11.45 am for 12 noon when drinks will be served in the SCR. Lunch is served at 12.30 pm prompt.