How do I take my degree?
Degree days for members of the College are held on six days during each year, usually on one occasion in Michaelmas Term, and five across Trinity Term and the Long Vacation. Degrees to be taken ‘in absentia’ can be arranged at any University ceremony.
Please contact the College Office for a list of dates and to request a booking form. Dates, ceremony information, and booking forms can also be found on the College website.
First time or replacement degree certificates must be ordered from the University; please visit the University website for details of how to go about this and for a comprehensive guide to Matriculation and Graduation.
The College can provide proof that you attended Queen’s and an official document confirming the degree you read and the class in which you were placed. Please email us.
Can I stay overnight in College?
During term time, there are two guestrooms available - Back Quad 3/2 (a ground floor twin bed room with full ensuite facilities) and Drawda Hall 6a (an upstairs small single bed room with an external shower and toilet close by). All guestroom reservations must be requested via an email (either to the Lodge or Old Members' Office) which gives clear information regarding the requester, the required dates and the name and number of guests – until we receive the email and reply to it the reservation is only regarded as provisional. The charge for rooms is advised by the Bursary and is inclusive of breakfast.
The maximum length of stay in three nights at one time. Old Members may only make reservations for themselves.
During the vacations the College offers a variety of other rooms on a bed-and-breakfast basis and, subject to availability, they can be booked via the Conference Office – firstname.lastname@example.org. Old Members are entitled to a substantial discount on these rates, using a specific promotional code when booking (Conference Office staff will let you know what this is when you contact them).
Alternatively, universityrooms may have accommodation available at other colleges that offer a discount to Queen’s alumni.