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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Anyone else *****ing their pants and starting to regret even applying in the first place?
    marriage blue, Cambridge-version.

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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Because you usually have to empty your room for holiday at the end of every term and bring back the stuff in a new term, most parent/s have to provide free removal service to their kids 6 times a year. So many parents do have a chance to see what their son/daughter's room is like, probably more than they want to.......

    And yes, as alow said many parents visit their kid during a term, too, and it's ok for them to go in to their room and eat in a college's cafe/bar.
    Students can also invite their parents for a dinner/formal (private one. not the ones organized by college/dept/club etc for students/members), too.

    If your parents want to stay overnight in a college, they also have a guestroom for visitors which a member of college (like you) can book.
    Hello! My son is a fresher this year and I wonder if on the day of the matriculation ceremony , parents participation is allowed or habitual.Thank you in advance!
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    (Original post by aniroc)
    Hello! My son is a fresher this year and I wonder if on the day of the matriculation ceremony , parents participation is allowed or habitual.Thank you in advance!
    Hello to you, too.
    Congratulations for your son.

    No, I'm afraid. It's only for students.
    It's a sort of ritual to admit them as a formal member of the college, so only members of the college can attend. No outsiders.
    You drop your son/daughter and their belongings at the college on a day you're told to drop them (usually the weekend before the freshers week starts, unless you're an international, in which case they're advised to arrive a few days/a week earlier), and you say good bye to them.
    Some parents stay a few hours with them and a cafe is open for them to have some refreshment and light meal, snack. But that's it.

    A student can invite up to 3 guests, including their parents, for their graduation, though.
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    (Original post by aniroc)
    Hello! My son is a fresher this year and I wonder if on the day of the matriculation ceremony , parents participation is allowed or habitual.Thank you in advance!
    To be fair, 'ceremony' is bigging it up rather. Each College does their own thing, but in very few is there any grandeur other than wearing a gown. In most its purely administrative - you sit through a series of lectures which are basically all titled either Behave! or Work Hard! and during them, a clipboard is passed round which you sign, and lo you have matriculated. There is usually a meal afterwards, but it's pretty much the same as any other meal.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    To be fair, 'ceremony' is bigging it up rather. Each College does their own thing, but in very few is there any grandeur other than wearing a gown. In most its purely administrative - you sit through a series of lectures which are basically all titled either Behave! or Work Hard! and during them, a clipboard is passed round which you sign, and lo you have matriculated. There is usually a meal afterwards, but it's pretty much the same as any other meal.
    And the group photo

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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    To be fair, 'ceremony' is bigging it up rather. Each College does their own thing, but in very few is there any grandeur other than wearing a gown. In most its purely administrative - you sit through a series of lectures which are basically all titled either Behave! or Work Hard! and during them, a clipboard is passed round which you sign, and lo you have matriculated. There is usually a meal afterwards, but it's pretty much the same as any other meal.
    Lol exactly.

    Though a meal' afterwards at my daughter's college was not the same as any other meal, I think.
    It was a proper 'formal' fare, and perhaps better than some of their other formals.
    So either your college was a bit mean in their matriculation dinner or you're fed lavishingly regularly even at your daily meal.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Hello to you, too.
    Congratulations for your son.

    No, I'm afraid. It's only for students.
    It's a sort of ritual to admit them as a formal member of the college, so only members of the college can attend. No outsiders.
    You drop your son/daughter and their belongings at the college on a day you're told to drop them (usually the weekend before the freshers week starts, unless you're an international, in which case they're advised to arrive a few days/a week earlier), and you say good bye to them.
    Some parents stay a few hours with them and a cafe is open for them to have some refreshment and light meal, snack. But that's it.

    A student can invite up to 3 guests, including their parents, for their graduation, though.
    Thank you very much! I know now how to plan everything!
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    (Original post by aniroc)
    Thank you very much! I know now how to plan everything!
    You're most welcome.

    You won't be invited to their matriculation, but you'll still gain a skill that's a parent for any other uni cannot get = Becoming a 3-D jigsaw puzzle expert by loading/unloading your car 2 x 3 terms x 3/4 years. ,
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Anyone else *****ing their pants and starting to regret even applying in the first place?
    but why though
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    but why though
    Coz lim jeck is so good we all fail.



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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    but why though
    Coz lim jeck is so good we all fail.


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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    but why though
    Coz lim jeck is so good we all fail.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Coz lim jeck is so good we all fail.


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    Are you implying that if you would've gone elsewhere you would succeed?
    who is dis guy if he so good why he no proffesor
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    What happened to Johann von Gauss?
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    (Original post by Axiomara)
    What happened to Johann von Gauss?
    Reborn.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    who is dis guy if he so good why he no proffesor
    bcos (he) NOT f(ikn)g(8r)
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Reborn.
    Thought so
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Reborn.
    ???
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Reborn.
    Lol
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    ???
    It's a joke, lighten up
 
 
 
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