Matriculation will be held for all first year students, September 20, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:30 in the Library, with concurrent receptions in the Lodge.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, a student wishing to study at King’s had to pass a Matriculation exam and present a certificate of good moral conduct. Once candidates fulfilled these criteria, they were welcomed as members of King’s and their names were entered in the register, or Matricula (the college’s first Matricula dates back to 1803). Today’s Matriculation ceremony formally makes new students members of King’s. Dressed in the college’s traditional academic gowns, students inscribe their names in the Matricula, symbolically joining the community of thousands of King’s men and women who came before them. The Matricula can be viewed on the lower level of the Library.