Congregation is the term used to describe our graduation ceremonies and means a gathering of members and friends of the University to witness and celebrate the conferring of degrees.
Summer Congregation 2014 will be held between 1 and 4 July, view the summer timetable of departments to ceremonies. Further information regarding this Congregation will be published nearer the time.
Students will be requested to register using the Congregation and Parchment registration system via DUO from April. The registration system will enable students to:
- confirm contact details for the parchment (certificate)
- state whether or not you wish to attend the Summer Congregation ceremony or defer to the Winter Congregation
- if attending the ceremony, request guest tickets, order robes and photographs
The ceremonies are held in Durham Cathedral but are not religious events. The Cathedral provides a large and beautiful venue for the ceremonies with other, related, activities held in the surrounding area.
Winter Congregation 2015 will be held between Thursday 8 and Friday 9 January 2014. The timetable of departments to ceremonies will be published nearer the time.
Queries regarding parchments (certificates), which will be posted to graduates within 6 weeks of Congregation, or requests for transcripts of results prior to the issue of parchments, shoud be directed to Student Registry.