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

Graduation ceremony: Friday 3 November 2023

We look forward to welcoming you to your graduation ceremony on Friday 3 November 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 5pm on 29 September 2023.

Degrees are conferred in the Sheldonian Theatre. Graduands and their guests are invited to a celebratory drinks reception with the Rector in College.

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

These arrangements are being made with the safety of our graduands and guests in mind. They may be subject to change if Government guidance concerning the pandemic should alter.


8.30am onwards Graduands to report to the College in time to collect guest tickets and robe ready for the ceremony (in the Smoking Room)
9.15am prompt Ceremony briefing for Lincoln graduands with the Dean of Degrees, and signing of the Graces (in the Langford Room, Berrow Foundation Building)
Guests should make their way to the Sheldonian Theatre for the ceremony
9.45am Doors of the Sheldonian Theatre open to visitors
10.30am Start of ceremony - Lincoln graduands are presented
11.50am Ceremony ends
12.15-1.15pm Celebratory drinks reception in the Langford/Oakeshott Rooms
12.45pm Including an address and presentations by the Rector
1.00-2.00pm Professional photographers available in College (photos to be taken in the Lower SCR if wet)
1.30-2.00pm Disrobing

Information about your degree day