Receptions are held at the College to celebrate our students' degree days before the official ceremony at the Sheldonian.

Degree Days

Booking a degree ceremony (for those who completed their studies a while ago and have not yet had their degree conferred):

Information and a booking form can be downloaded from the links on the right.

Degrees can be conferred in person or in absence.   For conferral in person, you normally need to go on a waiting list in the first instance (priority goes to current students; once the priority booking period for current students has passed, any remaining places are then offered to those on the waiting lists). 

Degrees can be conferred in absence on any date, providing applications are received at least 5 weeks in advance.

Degree certificates:

Degree certificates are only issued once a degree has been officially conferred at a ceremony, either in person or in absence. If you had your degree conferred a number of years ago but didn’t receive a certificate at the time, please download and complete the postal order form from the University’s website.

If you need formal certification that you have completed a course of study, but have not yet had the degree conferred at a ceremony, the University can produce a “degree confirmation letter” for you.  Please see the University’s website for information on how to request one.

If your degree certificate is lost, stolen or damaged, you can order a replacement certificate from the University’s Degree Conferrals Office at a cost of £40.

MA degree:

Holders of the Oxford BA or BFA are eligible for the MA "in or after the twenty-first term from his or her matriculation".  This is not an automatic process and no reminders will be sent - you should complete a booking form (see the link on the right) at the appropriate time, and return it to the Assistant Academic Administrator, Emma Standhaft (   Please be aware that in-person MA conferrals (which have been temporarily suspended for quite some time) will resume from July 2023 - however, please be aware that there is likely to be quite a wait for a place for an in-person MA conferral, as priority for places goes to current students.