Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Graduation ceremony: Saturday 20 May 2023

We look forward to welcoming you to your graduation ceremony on Saturday 20 May 2023. This page contains key information about the ceremony, including the schedule, and a booking form to confirm arrangements for the day.

Please read the information below and then complete the form by Sunday 2 April 2023.

Degrees are conferred in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Please note: if you have any debts or dues outstanding to your college or the University you may not be permitted to graduate.


11.30am Graduands to report to the College in time to collect guest tickets and robe ready for the ceremony (in the Smoking Room)
12.15pm prompt Ceremony Briefing for Lincoln graduands with the Dean of Degrees, and signing of the Graces (in the Oakeshott/Langford rooms). Guests should make their way to the Sheldonian Theatre for the ceremony
12.45pm Doors of the Sheldonian Theatre open to visitors
1.30pm Start of ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre - Lincoln graduands are presented
2.50pm approx Ceremony ends
3.15pm-4.15pm Celebratory Drinks Reception (in the Oakeshott/Langford rooms)
3.45pm Including an address and presentations by the Rector
4.00-5.00 pm Professional Photographers available in College
4.30pm-5.00pm Disrobing

Form to complete