University graduation ceremonies take place in the Sheldonian Theatre on certain days throughout the year. The College has a quota of places available at particular ceremonies. Morning ceremonies will commence at 11am and afternoon ceremonies at 2.30pm.
Forthcoming Degree Ceremonies
Please note that a degree ceremony cycle runs from June to May the following year.
Degree ceremony places must be booked in advance.
Full academic dress must be worn at degree ceremonies. You must wear the University of Oxford academic dress and gowns with subfusc clothing. A change of gown/hood will be required during the ceremony. Graduands are strongly advised to organise the hiring of their ingoing and outgoing gowns/hoods well in advance.
College Celebrations and Guest Tickets
Graduands are allowed a maximum of three guests at the graduation ceremony. Graduands and their guests are invited to attend a celebratory breakfast (for morning ceremonies) or a light lunch (for afternoon ceremonies) at the College before the offical graduation ceremony. Please note that there will be a charge for guests for the GTC graduation buffet breakfast/lunch.
Photographers will be present at Green Templeton College on your graduation day to take individual and family group photographs.
GTC Degree Day Programme
The GTC degree day programme will vary between morning and afternoon ceremonies. Please read the programme carefully and arrive at the College on time.
Graduating in Absentia
If you are not able to attend a ceremony, you may have your degree conferred in absentia (in absence) at any ceremony. If you book a place to attend a ceremony but find you are unable to attend at short notice or do not attend on the day, you will have to graduate in absentia at that ceremony. Please note that if you take your degree in absentia you will not be able to attend a ceremony at a later date.
You will receive your degree certificate automatically following graduation whether you graduate in person or in absence.
Graduands requiring special seating arrangements for themselves or guests (eg. due to a disability) should ensure that they indicate this when booking so that both the University and College event organisers can plan where to accommodate you/your guests most comfortably and conveniently.