MA Day for 2015 matriculands
Registration for MA Day has now closed.
We are delighted to now be able to invite back those Members who matriculated in October 2015 and graduated with the B.A. degree prior to December 2019 to receive their M.A. on Friday 20th May 2022.
Due to the large number of graduands being presented at Senate House during Easter Term, the University has capped the number of people which Magdalene may submit on each occasion. We have now reached the maximum limit for graduands at our MA Day ceremony. It is still possible to take your MA in absence on this date. Given the cap on numbers this year, those forced to graduate in absence are still welcome to attend the Garden Party celebration in College, with up to two guests.
Applications must be received before the cut-off date of Friday 29 April 2022. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.
There will be a graduation photograph, after which graduands will be briefed by the Praelector and get in order in First Court before processing to Senate House for the congregation. After the ceremony there will be a garden party in College for graduands and their guests.
The precise time of the ceremony varies from year to year and we will not know the exact timetable of proceedings until the Tuesday preceding the ceremony. Attendees will be informed as soon as the schedule is confirmed. It is expected that the programme for the day will begin any time from 10.00am.
Accommodation and guests
A maximum of two guests per graduand are permitted in Senate House and at the College garden party. Please provide details of the number of guest you will be bringing when booking. Requests for additional guest places may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org, and any space tickets will be allocated at the discretion of the College. Additional guest places will be charged at £15 per person.
Unfortunately it is not possible to offer accommodation in College for MA Day attendees as the ceremony takes place during Full Term and undergraduates are in residence.
Apply to take your MA
Registration for MA Dau has now closed.
Due to the large number of graduands being presented at Senate House during Easter Term, the University has capped the number of people which Magdalene may submit on each occasion. We have now reached the maximum limit for graduands at our MA Day ceremony. Should you wish to be added to the waiting list to graduate in person please email email@example.com.
It is still possible to take your MA in absence on this date. Given the cap on numbers this year, those forced to graduate in absence are still welcome to attend the Garden Party celebration in College, with up to two guests.
Academic dress and gown hire for MA Day (In Person Graduands ONLY)
All information relating to academic dress and links to Cambridge gown hire companies can be found here.
The majority of M.A. Graduands will wear the B.A. gown and B.A. hood. If you already have a degree of the University higher than the B.A. (i.e. MPhil), you will wear the corresponding gown and hood. Undergraduate gowns must NOT be worn. If you are in any doubt about which gown and hood you need to wear for the ceremony, it is recommended that you seek advice from one of the gown hire companies listed at the link above.
Taking your M.A. at another ceremony
If you are unable to attend the MA Day, you are welcome to take your M.A. in absence at any other ceremony in the Senate House schedule, or in person on the days designated for the presentation of Magdalene candidates. Please see here for further dates and links to the necessary application form.
After receiving your M.A.
Once you have been admitted to the M.A. degree, you are entitled to dine at High Table once in each Full Term free of charge (except for wine). Full details of your dining rights, and other privileges available to alumni, can be found here.
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