The Warden and Fellows of the College extend many congratulations indeed to all our graduating students on the successful completion of their exams and reaching the end of their degrees. This is a significant achievement. All members of the College have been hoping that we would be able to hold celebratory events on the day of graduation itself, to which guests had been invited, to mark their accomplishments. College staff had been working incredibly hard to make this possible.
However, we are very sorry to announce that, following an inspection by the Local Environmental Health Authority, we have been advised that it will not be possible for us to organise the College in such a way as to allow any guests to attend the graduation events that we had planned for Saturday 3 July. Many other colleges have been given the same message. We ask that guests are made aware of our inability to hold a graduation event as planned. Parents/family/friends (limited to 2 people please) are still expected to be able to access the College to collect departing students but are asked to time their arrival accordingly, minimise their time in and around the College estate and exercise social distancing.
Please note, though, that while guests will not be permitted on the day itself, all other aspects of graduation are currently still able to take place: this includes graduation dinner on the evening of Friday 2 July and also the formal graduation ceremony at the Senate House on Saturday, 3 July (which will be streamed live so that friends and family can watch from anywhere in the world).
Please accept our sincerest apologies about this change in position, which has been forced upon us at the last moment. We recognise that this will be very disappointing and we share those sentiments of disappointment.
30 June 2021