Clare College Cambridge

Graduations

The University and College are currently working hard to offer graduation ceremonies to all students due to graduate in 2022 as well as those who have missed out on their graduations due to the pandemic. You can find full information from the University about upcoming graduations here. However, please note that not every college presents gradands at every graduation. Below you will find dates and information as they relate to Clare students. 

Degree Ceremony Dates 

Wednesday 29th June 2022 General Admission - BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only. This date is exclusive to 2022 graduands.  The College registers all eligbile students for this graduation
     
Friday 22nd July 2022 Postgraduate Degrees Clare has been assigned very few places for this graduation date and we are currenly working to find alternative arrangements. As a result, we are not yet able to open enrolments on CamSIS. Once open, a separate RSVP form for the College event will also be active.
     
Friday 9th September/Saturday 10th September 2022 All degrees The University is yet to confirm on which date Clare will be permitted to graduate. Enrolments on CamSIS will open in June.
     
Friday 21st October/Saturday 22nd October 2022 All degrees The University is yet to confirm on which date Clare will be permitted to graduate. We will update this page when enrolments on CamSIS open.
     
Saturday 26th November 2022 In absence graduation only. No in person ceremony for Clare students on this day CamSIS registration is not yet open for this date. 
     
Saturday 28th January 2023 In absence graduation only. No in person ceremony for Clare students on this day CamSIS registration is not yet open for this date. 
     
Saturday 25th February 2023 All degrees CamSIS registration is not yet open for this date. 
     
Friday 24th March/Saturday 25th March MA Degrees 2023 (m.2016) only The University is yet to confirm on which date Clare will be permitted to graduate. CamSIS registration is not yet open for this date. 
     
Friday 31st March/Saturday 1st April MA Degrees 2021 (m.2014) only The University is yet to confirm on which date Clare will be permitted to graduate. CamSIS registration is not yet open for this date. 
     
Wednesday 28th June 2023 General Admission - BTh, BA, VetMB and BA with MEng or MMath or MSci degrees only. This date is exclusive to 2023 graduands.  The College registers all eligbile students for this graduation
     
Friday 21st July 2023 Postgraduate Degrees CamSIS registration is not yet open for this date. 

 

Information

Please note, the below information relates to all ceremonies except General Admission and MA Degrees. For information relating to these, please follow the links on the right hand side. 

Registering for Ceremonies

Please register for your ceremony using the graduations tab in your CamSIS self-service portal. Please note, although this registration enrols you to the Senate House ceremony, you may still need to fill out an RSVP form for the College's graduation event. Please see the above table to ascertain if there is a separate RSVP form needed.

In Person or In Absence

Registering for a ceremony in person means that you will attend the Senate House and be presented by the Praelector. Registering for a ceremony in absence means that you will be awarded your degree at the ceremony without your being present at Senate House. Please note, as guests are once again present in Senate House, normal operations in regards to attendance have resumed. From now on, students who choose to graduate in absence are not in person cannot then attend an in person ceremony for the same degree. This is because degrees can only be conferred once. 

Academic Dress

The University's information on academic dress can be found here. Please ensure that you read this information, order gowns in good time, and abide by the guidelines set out. Graduands who are deemed by the Senate House Constables to be improperly dressed may not be allowed inside. 

Guests 

The College encourages you to invite guests to celebrate achieving your degrees and does not impose a limit on the number you may bring. However, please note that graduands are only given 2 guest tickets for the Senate House for the ceremony. Other guests are invited to watch a livestream of the ceremony in the College instead. In some cases, students do not use their full allocation of Senate house tickets, leading to spare tickets in the College. Therefore, if you would like additional tickets to the Senate House ceremony, please email Yuanyuan Zhu yz775@cam.ac.uk and we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

Parking

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide parking in College for graduations. Information about available parking in Cambridge can be found here. Cambridge also has 5 Park and Ride sites which provide quick and easy access to the city. 

Accommodation

We are not able to provide College accommodation for graduations as these rooms are in use by current students. Information on alternative University accommodation in Cambridge can be found here