On Monday the 6th of March, 2017, the first day of Semester One, Campion Colege’s annual matriculation ceremony took place.
The matriculation ceremony is a very ancient one in the university world, whereby students are formally registered as students of higher learning. Their names are placed in the registrar which in Latin is known as the ‘matricula’; hence the name ‘matriculation’.
As part of the matriculation ceremony, students receive their academic gown as a symbol of entering into the Campion scholarly community; they also sign the student registry, the matriculation book; this signature formally designates the commencement of their studies.
Through this tradition, the College not only signals its connection with the long university tradition in which it proudly plays its part, but also demonstrates our hope for the future, and the future of all graduates from Campion College.