Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

General admission 1 July 2017

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    Photo of graduates on the steps at Senate House
    Graduates on the steps at Senate House

    Although Congregations are held at intervals throughout the year, the late June or early July Congregation is set aside for what is called General Admission, at which most undergraduates proceed to their first Degrees at the end of their final term. Also included at this time are those receiving their Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.

    You will be sent an invitation along with the link to the booking form.

    General Admission 2017 for Murray Edwards graduands is Saturday 1 July. This is preceded by a Graduation Dinner in the Dome for graduands and Fellows on Friday 30 June, at 7.30 pm, with a reception in the Fellows' Drawing Room from 7.00 pm.

    What to wear
    Room prices
    Tickets for the ceremony and garden party
    Bank transfer details


    The confirmed timetable for 2017 General Admission is here .

    Find out about photography at Senate House on Graduation Day. 

    What to wear

    Please check the academical dress web page for information. You may wear your own academic gown as long as it is clean and pressed.  The alternative is to hire a gown and the appropriate hood for the degree that you will be receiving. You will require a gown (no hood) for the Graduation Dinner on Friday. If you order through Ede & Ravenscroft, they offer a 'Collect in College' service; this will be on Friday 30th June between 2.00 and 4.00 pm, to be returned on Saturday following the ceremony. This allows you to collect and return your hired garments at College rather than in town. If you would like to use this service, please book online from 1 April. Please note that it is important that you order your gown and hood well in advance.


    All students on termly contracts may remain in College until Sunday 25 June without incurring extra rent (except for Buckingham House residents, who will be charged for the College room booked after the end of Full Term on Friday 16 June). All those graduating and on 39-week contracts may stay until Saturday 1 July.

    Graduands will not be charged for accommodation booked for the night of Friday 30 June. Please note that although College accommodation is free for Graduands that evening, you still need to book a room with the Accommodation Office.

    Guest rooms for family and friends are available on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July on a first-come basis and are available to book accommodation online between 1st –and 31st May.

    You will be sent a promotional code which must be used at the time of booking. If you have lost this promotional code, please email

    If you or your guests would like to stay for longer than 2 nights, please email

    Room prices

    A single en-suite is £40.95 and a twin en-suite is £60.48.

    Please note, these prices do not include breakfast, which will be available in the Dome Dining Hall for a charge.

    All students and guests will be required to vacate their rooms by 6.00pm on Saturday 1 July.


    At General Admission, as well as taking the formal group photograph, Lafayette photographers will be present in College throughout the day to take studio-style portraits as well as more informal pictures of graduands and their guests in the SCR or Fellows' Garden.

    The sitting is free of charge and does not commit you to buying the resulting photographs.  All of the photographs will be available on the Lafayette website for you to view and purchase if you wish. You will be given an album code to access your photographs.

    Tickets for the ceremony and garden party

    Each graduand is entitled to three guest tickets for friends and family to attend the Congregation at the Senate House. There may be the possibility for extra tickets and we will keep a waiting list, but please note that the number of tickets that we receive for the ceremony is out of the College's control. This may mean graduands will not receive extra tickets if requested (above the 3); the allocation of any extra tickets will be done in order of date of Camsis application received. Please only request the number of tickets that you require. 

    Graduands are welcome to invite a total of five guests to the Garden Party. There is no charge for the graduand and two guests; an additional three guest tickets may be purchased at £30.00 each (£15.00 for under 12s).  Payments made by bank transfer are preferable (see below). Cheques should be brought to the Graduate Services Office AA1 or put in the Tutorial pigeonhole, made payable to 'Murray Edwards College'.  Please make sure your cheque is in a clearly labelled envelope, including your full name and the number of tickets for which you are paying.  Please note the deadline for payment is noon on Monday 5 June.

    Bank transfer details

    Barclays Bank Plc
    St Andrews Street Cambridge
    Account No: 60670987
    Sort Code:  20-17-19
    Iban:  GB82 BARC2017 1960 6709 87
    Swiftbic: BARCGB22 

    Please mark your payment GA & your initials and email when you have made your payment.