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Ceremonies Unit

Celebration Events

A number of celebration events for graduates and guests will be held across the University during Congregation, some of which are listed below. Please contact your department or college for further information.

College Events

St Aidan's College

Graduation Drinks Receptions are being held between 5.30pm and 7.00pm On Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June. A selection of nibbles will be available along with a glass of wine or soft drinks. Please complete the booking form if you wish to attend by 21 June. Please note, numbers are limited to 200 places per evening on a first come, first served basis.

St Mary's College

St Mary's will be holding graduation dinners and drinks receptions during graduation week for graduates and their guests. Please see further details.

Stephenson College

Stephenson will be hosting a graduation drinks reception on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June 11am - 5pm for all graduands and their guests at Hilton Cottage, Old Elvet, DH1 3BN. There will be a small cold buffet available as well as celebratory drinks and Stephenson merchandise.

Trevelyan College

Trevelyan are hosting a congregation dinner on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June at 7.30pm in the Dining Hall, preceded by a drinks reception in the bar from 7pm. For more information and to book please visit our website Any queries please contact Charlotte Imlach at or call 0191 334 7045

Ustinov College

The Prinicipal, Professor Glenn McGregor would like to invite you to join him to celebrate your graduation at Ustinov College, Sheraton Park on Thursday 28 June at 5.30pm. Family and friends are also welcome to attend, please confirm numbers in RSVP by 26 June at

Van Mildert College

Van Mildert College will be holding 3 Congregation Dinners for Graduands and their guests on Tuesday 26 June, Wednesday 27June, and Thursday 28 June. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate each Graduand’s achievements and their time at Van Mildert College with a drinks reception and a three course meal. For more information, and to book on a night, visit or email

Department Events

Business School (DUBS)

DUBS Summer Graduation Celebration event is held at the Business School on Thursday 28 June 2018 10:00 until 14:00. Light refreshments, sandwiches and DUBS graduation cupcakes will be served.

For Msc Students : 10:00 - 14:00 in Fusion, Prize presentation at 11:30

For MBA (FT), MBA (Online), PhD, DBA Students: 10:00 - 14:00 in the Lounge, Prize presentation at 11:50

Please register your attendance at

A bus will run between Dunelm House, Students Union and DUBS throughout the day.

Computer Science

Computer Science Celebration Event will be held on Thursday 28 June, 12.30 - 3.00pm in the Quad, St Chad's College. Canapes and drinks will be served for graduands and their guests.

Earth Sciences

Graduates and guests are invited to attend a celebration event on 28 June at 3:00pm in ES228/229 (TR1/2). Wine and nibbles are available and prizes will be awarded.


Please join us after your graduation for a light buffet and refreshments at the Town Hall in Durham Market Place from 3.30 to 5.30. You and your guests are welcome. Please confirm your attendance and any dietary requirements to

English Studies

Graduates and guests are invited to attend a celebration on Wednesday 27 June, following the ceremony, in St Chad's Quad between 5.30 and 7.00pm


The Geography department will be hosting a celebratory event for all graduating Geography students and their guests: Friday 29th June from 11.30am onwards in the Department of Geography. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is to by Friday 1st June with the number of attendees.


The History department will be holding a celebration reception for graduates and their guests on Tuesday 26 June from 12.30pm in St Chad's College Cassidy Quad.

Mathematical Sciences

Please join us after your graduation for drinks and canapes in St Chad’s Quad from 5:00pm Wednesday 27 June. In order to ensure your guests are catered for please ask them to retain their Cathedral congregation entrance ticket for entrance to the Quad.


A graduation drinks reception will be held on Friday 29 June between 10.00am and 12noon in St Chad's Quad for graduates and their guests.

Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences will be having a celebration event after the graduation ceremony in the quadrangle at St. Chads on the Bailey for graduands and their guests. At the event there will be drinks, a selection of canapés and the bar will be open. At around 11am there will be a prize giving ceremony. Throughout the day a photographer will also be taking pictures that will be posted on the Natural Sciences Facebook account to share with graduands - you need to add as a friend to your Facebook account to be able to see the photos. We do hope that you are able to come.


The School of Pharmacy will be hosting a drinks reception on Friday 29 June, 12:30 - 2:30pm in St Chad's Quad for graduates and their guests.


A reception for all Physics graduates and their guests will be held from 11am until 1pm on Tuesday 26 June, in and outside the Rochester Building. Food and drinks will be served, and there will be a prize-giving ceremony at 12 noon.

Theology and Religion

Theology and Religion will be holding a departmental reception following congregation on Thursday 28 June at 4pm in The Cassidy Quad at St Chad's College. Graduands and their guests are all welcome.