Encaenia Ceremony Ticket Registration | University of Oxford
Encaenia audience
The Encaenia ceremony takes place inside the Sheldonian Theatre
Credit: OUImages / Rob Judges Photography

Encaenia Ceremony Ticket Registration

Registration for the 2018 Encaenia Ceremony is now closed. If you have registered for a ticket, it will be sent to you a week before the event.

Who can apply

You can apply for a ticket to the Encaenia ceremony if you fall within one of the following categories:

  • You are a member of Congregation
  • You are a member of Convocation
  • You are a current member of staff
  • You are a current student
  • You are an Academic Visitor

Convocation members (alumni and retired members of Congregation) must apply by emailing encaenia@admin.ox.ac.uk. All other members can apply online.

A limited number of tickets will be available*, which will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Your ticket will be mailed to you a week before the event. Tickets to the ceremony are not available to members of the public.

*NB: The majority of tickets will be reserved for Congregation and Convocation members.

If you are a Head of House, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Head of Division, Head of a Museum or Library, Proctor or Assessor, the Public Orator, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the OU Student Union or a President of the JCR & MCR of the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor (for 2018/19) then you do not need to apply online for a ticket, as you will receive an invitation from the Events Office.

Guest tickets

Members of Congregation, Convocation and Academic Visitors may apply to bring one guest each. Unfortunately due to capacity we are not able to offer staff and students guest tickets.

Encaenia Garden Party

Please note that registering for a ceremony ticket does not entitle you to attend the Encaenia Garden Party. Electronic invitations to the Garden Party will be sent to all current members of Congregation by the University Events Office on Monday 23 April 2018. On the invite, there will be a link to register your attendance. If you have not received your invitation or became a member of Congregation after this date, please email encaenia@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, due to capacity, it is not possible to extend the invitation to former or retired members of Congregation. The other categories listed above are not eligible to attend the garden party.