Matriculation is the formal process of enrolling in the University of Cambridge and specifically at Darwin College. At Darwin, all new members (except those who have matriculated before either at Darwin or another Cambridge College) matriculate by signing the University Matriculation form provided by the Deanery Office in the first term. The form bears the following declaration:
“I promise to observe the Statutes and Ordinances of the University as far as they concern me, and to pay due respect and obedience to the Chancellor and other officers of the University.”
By signing you will also be giving consent to the processing by the College and the University of your personal data for proper purposes (as described on the statement about the Data Protection Act 1998), and promising to observe the provisions of the Act yourself.
There is no official Matriculation ceremony at Darwin. However, every new Graduate member will be invited to both a Welcoming Drinks Reception and Welcoming Dinner at the Dining Hall during Michaelmas Term.