Graduation Ceremony


Graduation Ceremony

Any member of Fitzwilliam College who has fulfilled the appropriate examination and residence requirements may proceed at Congregation. The Congregation of the Regent House is one of the oldest traditions in the University and its origins go back nearly 800 years.

Congregations are held throughout the year.  The Congregation held in late June / early July is known as General Admission, when most undergraduates proceed to their first Degree at the end of their final term

If you are not able to attend in person, you may proceed 'in absence', when your name will be read out and the certificate sent to you after the ceremony.  Alternatively, you may choose to attend a later Congregation.  A degree is not officially awarded until it has been conferred on you either in person or in absence at a Congregation of the Regent House.  Your degree certificate will be issued only after the degree has been conferred.

Fitzwilliam will not put forward anyone for graduation who has not settled their College and University bills.