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Recent Leavers and Degree Days

After Keble

Congratulations on completing your degree. Here you can find the essential information about your graduation ceremony and make sure that you don’t miss out on this important part of your Oxford experience.

May BA Days

Keble is allocated 100 places on a special degree day ceremony held each year in May after finalists have gone down. This enables a large part of the undergraduate year group to graduate together and to celebrate their achievement with their families and friends. If you have any questions about the BA Degree Days, please contact

We are sorry that due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, ceremonies are not proceeding as usual. We will be in touch with those impacted. 

Keble Degree Days throughout the year

There are also a number of smaller degree days throughout the year, primarily, but not exclusively, for Graduate students. If you are a current student, you will be sent an invitation to graduate before your course ends, or as soon as you are given leave to supplicate (DPhil students).

If you have already finished your degree you should complete the form for historic graduands (pdf) and send it to with your preferred date and we will contact you about availability as soon as it is known. At this time there are no dates fixed for graduation ceremonies next year due to the continuing pandemic.  The ceremonies from January to March have been cancelled and the University is expected to make an announcement about future ceremonies in February.

Please note that if you apply for a place at a ceremony there is no guarantee that you will be able to graduate on that day. You may not be notified of the outcome for some time, until the deadline for invited graduands has passed, and the University will send an email confirmation.

Degree Certificates

Certificates are prepared by the University Degree Office and can be collected from College immediately after the ceremony. Certificates will be posted to those graduating in absentia.

MA Degrees

As there is a severe shortage of degree ceremony places throughout the year, Alumni are encouraged to take their MA in absentia. If you would like to take your MA either in person or in absentia, you should complete the form for historic graduands (pdf). There is a fee of £40 payable to the University and £10 to the College for an MA conferral.

Once the date of your MA conferral has been confirmed, you should pay the fee via  Payment must be made four weeks before the degree day.

NB You are only eligible to take an MA if your first degree was a BA.