Undergraduate or Taught Master's students (which includes MBAs and PGCE students) will automatically receive an email from the University in December in their final year of study with instructions regarding when and how to book their degree ceremony.

There are a limited number of spaces available for each graduation ceremony, so it is vital that you book your degree ceremony as early as possible. If you have not received an email by mid-December, please contact the Development Office on degree_day@jesus.ox.ac.uk

Once you have registered for a degree ceremony, the College will organise your graduation. The ceremonies typically take place at 11 am, 2.30 pm or 4.30 pm; if you are graduating in absence (in absentia), you will receive your degree by post shortly after the degree ceremony. Please make sure that your contact details on the Student Self Service system are up to date in order to receive the degree certificate at the correct address. If you would like your degree certificate to be posted to a different address, please email us at degree_day@jesus.ox.ac.uk and we will make sure that it is sent to the address you want.

For those graduating in person, the College organises each aspect (registration, gown hire, photography and celebration lunch). You will be sent an email approximately 2 months prior to your graduation with further information about how to book these individual items, which you must reply to in order to graduate. Students are allowed a maximum of 2 guests at the ceremony – we are not able to offer any additional tickets.  

The College also organises a three-course lunch for you and up to five guests in either the Hall or a specially hired Marquee. You will be asked to register for this in advance and supply the names of any guests attending the lunch, as well as their access or dietary requirements. If your guests themselves or any of their requirements change, it is imperative that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can change the table plan and inform our Catering team.  Please note that while lunch for graduands is complimentary, the College charges £25 per guest and requires you to pay for them in advance (instructions will be included in the email).  Once again, spaces are limited, so we highly recommend that you register your attendance and access or dietary requirements as early as possible.

If you have further questions, have a look at our FAQ's page or contact us at degree_day@jesus.ox.ac.uk