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Congregation Fair

Teddies dressed up in purple jumpers and graduation robes


Register here for your “I bagged a Durham degree” goody bag that you can collect on the day of your congregation. Registration is open to graduating students as well as their friends and family. Any questions please contact your alumni team at 

You are part of the Durham alumni community, a 200,000 strong network made up of everyone who has ever studied at Durham. Come and see the Durham alumni relations team - find out about the alumni community and how Durham can continue to support you as you go out into the world.

We have alumni events around the world so you can make new connections across the community as well as meeting up with your Durham friends. You can access benefits such as a email address, continued access to online journals through JSTOR, and career support.

Official University Merchandise

Online Graduation Discount.

Log on to the Durham University online shop to browse the official university product range. We host a wide range of items from jewellery and cufflinks, to clothing and our bestselling graduation bear.

Check out our graduation magnetars - they're the perfect addition to your graduation outfit, stylishly holding your gown in place.

Order before Wednesday 19 June using the discount voucher code on your Congregation Offers email and receive a 10% pre-order discount.* Alternatively you can come and visit us at our stand in the Congregation Fair in the marquee to browse our product range in person.
* Pre-order discount is only valid for online purchases before 5pm Wednesday 19 June and will not be available when making a purchase at graduation.


Pre-order your photographs by 19 June online.

Palace Green Library Exhibitions

While you're celebrating your degree success at Durham, remember to visit the amazing exhibitions in the University's Palace Green Library. Graduates and guests (with tickets) will get free entry to the exhibitions during Congregation.


University Catering will supply refreshments for sale throughout the day with a selection of celebratory drinks, alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and snacks.