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Matriculation ceremonies are held annually to welcome new students to Durham University. Matriculation is the term used to describe students' formal entry into the University and is described in the University's Regulations as "the act of placing a student's name upon the matricula or roll of members of the University." Students attend the Matriculation ceremony by College. Members of College, such as College staff and the Freshers Reps, are responsible for providing information on the event to students and organising the processions to and from the ceremony. All new students are invited to attend the ceremony. Matriculation ceremonies will take place on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September 2023.

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University College students celebrate with new students in Castle Courtyard

A Glimpse into Matriculation

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Ceremonies Unit

Curriculum, Learning & Assessment Service
Durham University
Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LE


Please note, the Ceremonies Unit are still working from home and unable to make or receive calls at present.