- Matriculating is defined as enrolling in a college or university.
When you are entering Harvard for the first time, this is an example of when you are matriculating at Harvard.
Variant of matriculate
intransitive verbmatriculated, matriculating
to enroll, esp. as a student in a college or university
Origin of matriculate; from Medieval Latin matriculatus, past participle of matriculare, to register ; from Late Latin matricula, diminutive of matrix: see matrix
a person so enrolled