Formal Hall

  • St Catherine's College, UWA

Introduction to Formal Hall

Formal Hall is held every Monday evening during the academic semester, and is an expression of the coming together of St Catherine's College as a community of scholars. It for this reason that academic gowns are worn for Formal Hall, as they have been for centuries at the world's leading university colleges.

Attendance is compulsory for all residents who are in their 1st year at university. These residents do not need to register as their names have been automatically included in the guest list.

All other residents are expected to attend regularly, or whenever their wing is rostered. These residents must register to confirm their attendance.

If you are a 1st year at university student, or if your wing is rostered to attend Formal Hall and for a good reason you cannot attend, must send an email of apology to the Head of College no later than 12noon on the Monday of Formal Hall. A fine will be issued to those who do not provide an email explaining their absence.

All other residents are welcome to attend if they wish and must register.

The First Formal Hall

Attendance is compulsory for all residents who are in their 1st year at university. These residents do not need to register as their names have been automatically included in the guest list.

This Formal Hall is also compulsory for all residents in CasaBaytHeimCottage, and non-1st year university students in ArneyWhitfeld and Prescott. These residents must register to confirm their attendance.

If anyone from the above two groups cannot attend for a good reason, they must send an email of apology to the Head of College no later than 12noon on the Monday of Formal Hall. A fine will be issued to those who do not provide an email explaining their absence.

When: Monday, July 27 at 5.30pm
Venue: Withnell Dining Hall
Dress: Smart casual with academic gown worn over
Time: Doors open at 5.30pm. Please stand behind your chair for the entry of the official party at 6pm, and remain standing until the High Table is seated.

All other residents are welcome to attend if they wish and must register.


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