Graduation dates

In order to have officially graduated from the University of Oxford, your degree must be conferred to you, either in person or in absentia, at a University graduation ceremony held in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Regent’s Park’s graduation ceremonies and celebrations take place every March and September and consist of two events: a celebratory reception in College, followed by the official graduation ceremony at the Sheldonian.

The University has allocated the following graduation ceremony dates for Regent’s Park College for the 2024–2025 academic year:

Saturday, 28 September 2024 at 4.15pm

Saturday, 1 March 2025 at 1.30pm


How to book

Current students

Students in the final year of their degree will receive an invitation by e-mail around November/December to book their graduation ceremony, which must be done by the end of January. It is important for graduands to read relevant instructions to their degree before booking. Useful resources are below:

Graduation & leaving Oxford | University of Oxford

Degree ceremonies | University of Oxford

Academic dress | University of Oxford

Please use the  “ask a question” function if you can’t find the information you need.

Please refer to the relevant sections here for specific information relating to the degree you are pursuing.


Historic graduands and MA conferrals

Former students who have not have their degree conferred and have not booked a graduation ceremony within nine months of completing their degrees can ask the Academic Office to book them onto a degree ceremony by using this form. Current students who have missed the booking deadline can also create a booking request using this form.

If you have completed a BA, you will be eligible to have the status of MA conferred 21 terms (i.e. seven years) after your matriculation. This is not an automatic process, and you must apply using this form. All MA conferrals are now made in absentia. The status of MA is a mark of seniority within the university and is not an upgrade of your BA or an additional qualification.

Please note that there is an administrative fee of £100 (rising to £105 from 1 October 2024) for the MA conferral and certificate.


Certificates and transcripts

You will receive your degree certificate at your ceremony. Those graduating in absentia will receive certificates and transcripts via mail, at the address provided at the time of booking.

Students who have passed their examinations but have not yet had their degrees conferred at a degree ceremony may request a degree confirmation letter here. Additional copies of your transcript may be ordered from the University.



For further information about graduations, certificates and transcripts, please contact the Academic Office.


Phone: +44 (0)1865 288153