Graduation

All dates and events are subject to change or cancellation, dependant on the latest government advice regarding COVID-19.

 

Currently our plans are very tentative pending further government guidance. We hope to be able to offer an outdoor celebration in college grounds, possibly with limited guests who will not be able to attend the Senate House, but we are not yet able to confirm details.

Any member of Homerton College who has fulfilled the appropriate examination and residence requirements may proceed at Congregation. Degree ceremonies are held at the Senate House on various dates throughout the year; although Homerton College does not attend every ceremony, only those listed below.

Your degree will not be officially awarded to you until you have participated in a Congregation of the Regent House, either in person or in absentia. Your degree certificate and official University transcript will only be issued once your degree has been conferred, if received in absentia this will be posted to you a few weeks after the ceremony date.

The Congregation held on 3rd July 2021 is known as General Admission, when most undergraduates proceed to their first degree at the end of their final term. 

The Registry or your degree committee informs higher degree students (M.Phil, Ph.D., M.St and Ed.D) when they have been approved for their degrees and asks them to contact the College to make the necessary arrangements to have their degrees conferred at Congregation; please do this by emailing the Praelectors’ Secretary (Praelectors@homerton.cam.ac.uk). We do try to contact higher degree students once they become eligible - a registration email is sent from the Tutorial Office to all eligible graduands six weeks prior to the congregation inviting them to register. Please note that higher degree students are not automatically entered for graduation, they must register for a particular Congregation, so please look out for the registration email. The pass list for M.Ed students is released late November; the College will contact eligible graduands by the end of January inviting them to the M.Ed ceremony usually held in April.  

MA Congregations are held in March or early April. The Alumni Office will contact all eligible graduates on their preferred email address by the end of January. Graduates who are eligible for an MA will have held a BA for six years and a term after matriculation. Further details regarding eligibility are available from student.registry@admin.cam.ac.uk.

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

If you wish to put your name forward to receive your degree at any Congregation you will need to contact the Praelectors' Secretary in the Tutorial Office.

Guest entry to the Senate House ceremony is by ticket only. We are allocated three guest tickets for Ordinary Congregations per graduand, and for the MA ceremony, two guest tickets per graduand. Please see the FAQ page on this website.

Students who became eligible to graduate in 2019/2020

  • Postgraduates may graduate in absence, defer graduation, or graduate on Saturday 24th July (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests), or Saturday 18th September (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests).

  • Undergraduates who have not yet graduated, or who have graduated in absence may attend a catchup graduation/celebration day on Saturday 11th September (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests)(College arrangements TBC, please look out for further updates here and via email).

  • Postgraduates who have not yet graduated or who have graduated in absence may attend a catchup graduation/celebration day on Saturday 18th September (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests)(College arrangements TBC, please look out for further updates here and via email).

  • All events are TBC and subject to changes in accordance with government guidelines. We strongly recommend that you only make travel plans for these events if your bookings are fully flexible or refundable.

Students who become eligible to graduate in 2020/2021

  • Undergraduates may graduate in absence, defer graduation, or graduate at General Admission on Saturday 3rd July (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests).

  • Any undergraduates who do not receive their results in time to graduate on 3rd July may graduate in absence, defer graduation, or graduate on Saturday 24th July (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests).
    Postgraduates may graduate in absence, defer graduation, or graduate on Saturday 24th July (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests).

  • Undergraduates who graduate in absence on 3 July may be able to attend a catchup graduation/celebration day on Saturday 11th September, depending on numbers, or at some later date TBC
    (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests)(College arrangements TBC, please look out for further updates here and via email).

  • Postgraduates who have graduated in absence may attend a celebration day on Saturday 18th September
    (in-person at Senate House, but socially distanced and without guests)(College arrangements TBC, please look out for further updates here and via email).

  • All events are TBC and subject to changes in accordance with government guidelines. We strongly recommend that you only make travel plans for these events if your bookings are fully flexible or refundable.

Congregation Dates 2021

Homerton graduands may be presented in absentia at any congregation held at Senate House but may only be presented in person on the specified dates, which are highlighted below:

3rd July  2021 GENERAL ADMISSION (B.A., M.Eng., M.Math., M.Sci., Vet.M.B and B.TH. Degrees only) Congregation from Homerton College. In person but no guests permitted in the Senate house.

24th July 2021 -  Higher Degree. Congregation from Homerton College.  In person but no guests permitted in the Senate house.

11th September 2021 - General Admission 2020 Celebration day In person but no guests permitted in the Senate house.

18th September 2021 - Higher Degree Celebration day with congregation. In person but no guests permitted in the Senate house.

23rd October 2021 - no congregation from Homerton College but your degree can be conferred in absentia if you contact Praelectors' Secretary at least two weeks in advance.

27th November 2021 - Higher Degree. Congregation from Homerton College

All dates are subject to change or cancellation, dependant on the latest government advice regarding COVID-19.

For further more detailed information regarding Graduation, Certificates and Transcripts please see the University website or visit the Congregation FAQ page.