Graduation Ceremonies

The University of Oxford holds degree ceremonies in the Sheldonian Theatre, which is a fitting venue for a ceremony that retains many historic links (including proceedings in Latin).

The ceremonies are organised by the central University, but a key feature of the institution’s collegiate nature is that colleges present graduands for their degrees. This means that, whilst there are over 30 degree ceremonies each year in total, Green Templeton College will present students at six ceremonies, which have been scheduled to co-ordinate with the course completion dates of the majority of our students.

Students on taught degree courses

Students on taught degree courses will automatically receive an invitation to book a place at a degree ceremony at the end of Michaelmas Term in their final year.

The booking window closes at the end of January, but the college recommends that students book as early as possible to ensure a confirmed place. After the window has closed, the College Office team manage waiting lists and should be the first point of contact for all ceremony related questions.

Research students

Research students will automatically receive an invitation to book a place at a degree ceremony once Leave to Supplicate has been granted (once the degree has been completed). Again, post-invitation, the College Office should be the first point of contact with ceremony related questions.

Historic students

Historic students who completed a degree course at Green Templeton College (or Green or Templeton) but have not yet had the degree conferred should contact the College Office to arrange to graduate.

Degrees can be conferred in absentia (in the graduands’ absence) at any ceremony.

Please note that Oxford does not provide degree certificates until a degree has been conferred, either in person or in absentia.