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:

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.

Up-date from the University's Degree Conferrals Office, November 2020: With the on-going uncertainty over when large scale gatherings will be permitted to resume, planning for ceremonies due to be held between July 2021 and May 2022 is paused, until such time that we can offer clarity to graduands.  As soon as planning is able to resume, up-dates will follow.  Graduands who need to have their degrees conferred urgently can continue to do so by asking for their names to be added to existing ceremonies to attend in absentia.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Assistant Academic Administrator, Emma Standhaft:

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 (