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Alumni Benefits

Alumni Benefits

All former students of St Cross College have the right to become a Member of Common Room at the end of their studies. MCR status enables members to continue to play an active role in College life, attending all Feasts, Special Dinners, Lectures and events. A small deposit and a termly subscription fee apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the application form.

Staying in Touch

Staying in Touch

Alumni receive a bi-monthly email with updates and details of the many events held globally to which they are invited. We also provide regular communications on Facebook and Twitter and facilitate online networking through our private LinkedIn group.

Degree Days & Graduation

Degree Days & Graduation

Graduation is the formal end to your degree and in order to mark this important occasion, students are invited to attend a ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre.

In order to attend a Degree Ceremony, students must book their place via the University's online portal

St Cross hosts a celebration in College either before or after your ceremony, depending on the time of your ceremony. Students can invite up to two guests to the ceremony and College celebration, and you will be sent a link to book tickets for your guests ahead of your ceremony. For students with more than two guests, we recommend that you consider planning an additional celebration elsewhere in Oxford during that weekend, where you can accommodate everyone in your party.

Degree Day Dates

St Cross is presenting students for degree conferral on the following dates. Please be aware that not all of these dates may be available for every degree type    

  • 25 February 2023 (AM)        
  • 06 May 2023 (MM)        
  • 13 May 2023 (AM)        
  • 20 May 2023 (AM)        
  • 28 July 2023 (AM)        
  • 29 July 2023 (AM)        
  • 05 August 2023 (PM)        
  • 04 November 2023 (AM)        
  • 11 November 2023 (AM)        
  • 24 February 2024 (MM)        
  • 18 May 2024 (MM)        

Ceremony times  

  • AM: 10:30 - 11:50        
  • MM: 13:30 - 14:50      
  • PM: 16:15 - 17:30

Degree Ceremony

Your ceremony is held in the Sheldonian Theatre and you can watch a guide to the proceedings at the University's Youtube channel here

Please visit this link for the Degree Ceremony Brochure which provides a detailed explanation of the ceremony, complete with a translation of the Latin script.

For friends and family who do not have a guest ticket, the ceremony will be streamed live and there will be the opportunity to purchase a recording of the ceremony as a digital download.

Please note that children under seven years are not permitted in the Sheldonian.

Dress Code

You will need two gowns plus mortar board or soft cap (ladies) and sub fusc. The first gown is your Postgraduate (Advanced Student) gown and the second is the gown and hood of the degree you will be receiving. You will change into your second gown part-way through your ceremony. Further details regarding dress code and where to hire/purchase will be sent to you in plenty of time ahead of your ceremony

Making Your Booking

Once you have booked your ceremony date (via the Online Portal), the Academic Office will be in touch with further details about the day along with the opportunity to book tickets for your guests.

For all students completing their taught course from Trinity Term 2013 onwards the University will write to you in the preceding Michaelmas term offering you a choice of dates for your degree ceremony. Research students will be written to by the University once they have been granted leave to supplicate for their degree. Historic students (i.e. those who completed their degrees prior to Trinity Term 2013) will still need to contact the St Cross Academic Office to make a booking.

Ordering certificates and transcripts

Ordering certificates and transcripts

Degree certificates are issued automatically prior to each degree ceremony and are handed out on the day (or posted on the first working day after the ceremony to those who took their degree In Absentia). Additional certificates can be ordered from the University website (please note, charges for additional certificates will apply).

For students who commenced their studies in and after Michaelmas term 2007, transcripts can be requested from the University website. For students who commenced their studies prior to 2007, transcript requests should be directed to the Academic Office.

Alumni Research

Alumni Research

The College library has an alumni and member book collection, and we warmly welcome donations of published works which we will be delighted to showcase. Please get in touch with the College librarian (

Please note that the College does not hold any theses or dissertations by any members or alumni. This is the responsibility of the Oxford University Research Archive and they should be your first point of contact if you would like to access the thesis of any St Cross member. 

Visiting and staying in College

Visiting and staying in College

If you are passing through Oxford and would like to visit College, we would love to welcome you back. Please email the Development Team, who will be able to arrange fob access, a tour, or perhaps lunch or dinner, depending on the nature of your visit.

Alumni are entitled to take lunch in College twice per term at the rate of £13.90/head. Please contact the Development Team with at least a day's notice if you would like to come in to lunch. Payment is by direct bank transfer.
Should you wish to come into College for lunch more frequently, you might consider Membership of Common Room, which entitles you to lunch five times a week (from 1 August 2019).

Alumni members are entitled to reduced rate guest accommodation in the College. Please see the guest accommodation page for details (College Member rates apply for Alumni).

To make a booking please contact the Accommodation Officer.

Supporting St Cross

Supporting St Cross

Our aim is to preserve and enhance those aspects of St Cross which make our College special, nurturing our stimulating environment where productive academic relationships flourish between members of the College in different disciplines at all levels.

St Cross has always worked hard to ensure good stewardship of its resources, and this has enabled the College to achieve a stable financial position. However, the demands placed on the endowment by the needs of a 21st-century learning environment, in a landscape of decreasing government funding for Universities, means the support of our members becomes crucial.

If you would like to support the College, donations can be made online or by completing and returning a donation form (download UK form | download US form).

All gifts, regardless of size, are gratefully received and are set to work developing and expanding some of the brightest minds in the world. 

If you are interested in leaving a gift to St Cross in your Will, please see our Legacies page.