Graduation is the formal end to your degree and in order to mark this important occasion, students are invited to attend a ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre.
In order to attend a Degree Ceremony, students must book their place via the University's online portal.
St Cross hosts a celebration in College either before or after your ceremony, depending on the time of your ceremony. Students can invite up to two guests to the ceremony and College celebration, and you will be sent a link to book tickets for your guests ahead of your ceremony. For students with more than two guests, we recommend that you consider planning an additional celebration elsewhere in Oxford during that weekend, where you can accommodate everyone in your party.
Degree Day Dates
St Cross is presenting students for degree conferral on the following dates. Please be aware that not all of these dates may be available for every degree type
- 25 February 2023 (AM)
- 06 May 2023 (MM)
- 13 May 2023 (AM)
- 20 May 2023 (AM)
- 28 July 2023 (AM)
- 29 July 2023 (AM)
- 05 August 2023 (PM)
- 04 November 2023 (AM)
- 11 November 2023 (AM)
- 24 February 2024 (MM)
- 18 May 2024 (MM)
- AM: 10:30 - 11:50
- MM: 13:30 - 14:50
- PM: 16:15 - 17:30
Your ceremony is held in the Sheldonian Theatre and you can watch a guide to the proceedings at the University's Youtube channel here.
Please visit this link for the Degree Ceremony Brochure which provides a detailed explanation of the ceremony, complete with a translation of the Latin script.
For friends and family who do not have a guest ticket, the ceremony will be streamed live and there will be the opportunity to purchase a recording of the ceremony as a digital download.
Please note that children under seven years are not permitted in the Sheldonian.
You will need two gowns plus mortar board or soft cap (ladies) and sub fusc. The first gown is your Postgraduate (Advanced Student) gown and the second is the gown and hood of the degree you will be receiving. You will change into your second gown part-way through your ceremony. Further details regarding dress code and where to hire/purchase will be sent to you in plenty of time ahead of your ceremony
Making Your Booking
Once you have booked your ceremony date (via the Online Portal), the Academic Office will be in touch with further details about the day along with the opportunity to book tickets for your guests.
For all students completing their taught course from Trinity Term 2013 onwards the University will write to you in the preceding Michaelmas term offering you a choice of dates for your degree ceremony. Research students will be written to by the University once they have been granted leave to supplicate for their degree. Historic students (i.e. those who completed their degrees prior to Trinity Term 2013) will still need to contact the St Cross Academic Office to make a booking.