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

Graduation ceremony: Saturday 5 August

We look forward to welcoming you to your graduation ceremony on Saturday 5 August 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 4 June 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.


12.45pm Graduands to report to the college in time to collect guest tickets and robe ready for the ceremony
2.00-3.00pm Celebratory Drinks Reception in college in the Rector’s garden (Langford and Oakeshott Rooms, Berrow Foundation Building, if wet)
2.30pm Including an address and presentations by the Rector
3.00pm prompt Ceremony Briefing for Lincoln graduands with the Dean of Degrees in the Langford Room, Berrow Foundation Building
Guests should make their way to the Sheldonian Theatre for the ceremony
3.30pm Doors of the Sheldonian Theatre open to visitors
4.15pm Start of ceremony - Lincoln graduands are presented
5.35pm Ceremony ends
5.45-6.45pm Professional Photographers available in College in Front Quad (in the Smoking Room if wet)
6.30-7.15pm Disrobing in the Smoking Room

Information about your degree day

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