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MA Day

MA Day Reunion for 2017 Matriculands


We are delighted to invite back those Members who matriculated with an undergraduate degree in October 2017 to receive their MA Cantab and to attend a special Reunion Dinner on Saturday 6th April 2024. 


PLEASE NOTE: The precise time of the graduation ceremony varies from year to year and we will not know the exact timetable of proceedings until the Tuesday preceding the congregation. 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 9.00am.

  • Time TBC: Graduation photograph
  • Time TBC: Briefing with the Praelector for graduands (Note: the briefing is compulsory)
  • Time TBC: Graduands to line up in First Court
  • Time TBC: Procession to Senate House
  • Time TBC: MA Graduation Ceremony 
  • 6.45pm: Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
  • 7.30pm: Dinner in Hall - a four course meal with paired Fellows' wines and port.

Dress code for Graduation Ceremony: All information relating to academic dress and links to Cambridge gown hire companies can be found here. The majority of MA Graduands will wear the BA gown and BA hood. If you already have a degree of the University higher than the BA (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.

Dress code for Dinner: Lounge suit or equivalent. Gowns are not worn for dinner.


We regret that due to the space constraints of Hall, guests are not permitted at the MA Reunion Dinner in the evening. Graduands may however bring guests to watch the graduation ceremony at Senate House. There is a maximum of two guests permitted per graduand. Additional tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis. Should you require additional tickets for the graduation ceremony, please contact


We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of rooms in College for those Members wishing to stay overnight. Accommodation can be booked for just one night (Saturday 6th April) or two nights (Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April). Please select the relevant option on the booking form to reserve accommodation. Rooms will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and are available for alumni only.

Apply to take your MA and attend the Reunion Dinner

To register to attend please complete the below form. Please note prices below include a £30 administrative charge which is levied on all students wishing to take their MA Cantab.

Should you wish to take your MA in absence complete the 'in absentia' graduation form here.

Please note the deadline for booking is BY 9AM ON MONDAY 11th MARCH. Late applications to graduate will not be accepted.

Taking your MA Cantab 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 MA Cantab

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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