Matriculation is the ceremony which marks your formal admission to the University, usually at the end of your first week. Normally this takes place in a ceremony at the Sheldonian theatre at which academic dress is worn.
** In Michaelmas Term 2020 the University has had to take the difficult decision that it will not be possible to hold matriculation ceremonies this year. Further information will be provided in Freshers’ Week about the alternative plans. **
Visiting and Recognised students are not required to matriculate. For a full list of courses that do and do not have to matriculate, see the University web pages referenced below.
If you are a graduate who completed undergraduate study at Oxford, you do not need to matriculate again.
The Academic Office provides information about your matriculation in the Information for Undergraduates / Graduates pack that you will have received before arrival.
You can find out more about matriculation on the University web pages.