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Ceremonies Unit

Congregation (Graduation)

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.

Ceremonies are held twice a year, in Summer (June/July) and Winter (January). 

Students register for Congregation in DUO between 30 April (from 7:00 am) and 25 June for Summer Congregation 2014. Registration for Winter Congregation 2015 will open during October.

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.

There is no charge for students or guests to attend the ceremony.

Parchments (certificates) are not issued at the ceremony and will be posted to graduates within 6 weeks of Congregation by Student Registry.