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Matriculation Photograph and Dinner

What is Matriculation?

Matriculation is the formal ceremony in which you 'register' with the College and University. The process involves a ceremony in the chapel where you sign the Matriculation Sheets. This is witnessed by the Master, Praelector and Senior Tutor. The tutors and chaplain also normally attend. The sheets are signed in alphabetical order. 

Matriculation Photograph


  • You should attend the College Matriculation Photograph (a group photo for both Graduate and Undergraduates), which will be taken on Monday, 3rd October 2016 at 1.00pm for 1.30pm in the Fellows Garden.  At Induction, you will be issued with a ID card for the photograph which you must bring with you.
  • You will be issued with a personalised timetable on arrival which will specify the time of the individual photograph before the group photograph.
  • Dress Code: Gown required. Casual attire is not acceptable: The dress code is formal: Jacket and tie or smart dress.  The Dress Code applies to the Photograph (individual and group), the ceremony and the dinner.

 Matriculation Ceremony and Dinner

  • Matriculation Ceremony: all new students must matriculate.  You will be welcomed by the Master and you will then sign the Matriculation Register. The dress code is formal: jacket and tie, or smart dress; academic gowns are compulsory for the Matriculation Ceremony, photographs and the Matriculation Dinner.  You can buy a second-hand gown from the Porters or buy a new one at one of the academic outfitters in town.  The following link gives further information:
  • The Undergraduate Students ceremony takes place at 6.30pm on Monday, 3rd October 2016 in the Chapel. Following the Matriculation Ceremony you will join your Tutor for pre-dinner drinks (venue to be confirmed on arrival) followed by the Matriculation Dinner. You must attend the dinner. This is a formal meal which you are expected to attend in Hall (please let us know your dietary requirements by Friday, 23rd September).