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Durham University

Ceremonies Unit


Matriculation ceremonies are held annually to welcome new students to Durham University. Matriculation is the term used to describe students' formal entry into the University and is described in the University's Regulations as "the act of placing a student's name upon the matricula or roll of members of the University."

The next Matriculation ceremonies will be held in Durham Cathedral on Wednesday 2 October 2019. Further details will be available closer to the time.

Students are advised to dress smartly. Some colleges ask their students to wear gowns for Matriculation, whilst some choose not to. If you are unsure, please contact your college to check.

If you have any queries, please contact the Ceremonies Unit.