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Stream Summer Congregation 2023 from home

Each ceremony will be available to watch via a dedicated livestream, so family and friends who can't make it to Congregation can still watch along on the big day.

Summer Congregation

Congratulations - it's time to celebrate everything you've achieved during your time at Durham! Summer Congregation 2023 will be held from 29 June to 6 July, and you can find out everything you need to know below.

Please note that the deadline for registration, gown hire and name pronunciation submissions is 23:59 on 21 June 2023.

We very much look forward to sharing recordings of ceremonies and will update this page in due course.

Congregation Timetable

Find out the date and time of your ceremony using the Congregation Timetable.
Graduands in graduation robes entering Durham Cathedral

How to Register

All graduates must complete the registration process to confirm attendance at the Congregation ceremonies.
People walking through arch at graduation

Attendance Information

The Attendance Information provides a printable version of the important details for students and guests.
Group of students at graduation


For Summer Congregation 2023, each student attending is guaranteed up to 2 tickets, with the opportunity to request 1 extra via the registration system.
Two students talking on campus


Graduands must wear graduation robes (gown and hood for the award) at Congregation.
Student at graduation

Photography and Film

Professional photographers will be available throughout Congregation to take photos of graduates and guests.
Group of students having their picture taken at graduation

International Students and Guests

Graduands can produce their own letter of invitation to Congregation to support an application for a visitor visa for themselves and their guests.
Celebrating graduation with The Principal and University Chancellor at Durham Cathedral

Special Arrangements and Access

Information for graduates and guests with additional needs and accessibility requirements.
Student at graduation

Name Pronunciation

Each graduate's name is read out in full during their ceremony - if you would like to clarify your name's pronunciation, you can contact your Faculty Office.
Large group of graduands in robes and hoods congregating in castle great hall

Accommodation and Travel

Find information on getting to Congregation and how to book University accommodation here.
Durham Castle Courtyard