University of Bath

Getting guest tickets for your graduation award ceremony

How and when to apply for guest tickets for your family and friends.

Bringing guests to your ceremony

We guarantee up to two guest tickets for family and friends to come to your graduation ceremony.

Guaranteed ticket numbers are restricted to two per student as venues are limited in size and we must be fair to all the students who will be graduating with you.

Getting guest tickets

Request up to two guest tickets when you register to attend your ceremony. You will be guaranteed these tickets if you apply for them.

Use SAMIS to register and apply for guest tickets from 3 April 2017 until 24 April 2017. You can change the number of guest tickets you want, using SAMIS, until 24 April.

After registration has closed, we can only guarantee the number of guest tickets you requested.

Telling us if your guests’ plans change

It's important to tell us if one or more of your guests can no longer come so we can give unneeded tickets to other people.

Use SAMIS to change the number of guests coming until 24 April. After this, you should email and let us know if one or more of your guests can no longer come.

Accessibility or other arrangements for guests

You can tell us if your guests have specific requirements when you register for your ceremony online. You can also email us.

Telling us in advance helps us to understand and plan for any additional requirements.

If you have told us about a guest with specific requirements, the ushers will have this information and be able to help you on the day.

Read more about the accessibility of Bath Abbey (summer ceremonies) and the Bath Assembly Rooms (winter ceremonies).

Getting re-released tickets

After registration has closed, we will know how many guest tickets are still available. You may be able to get up to two extra tickets.

In order to be fair to all the students who will be graduating with you, no more than four guests tickets in total will be allocated to any individual student.

There is no guarantee that any extra tickets will be available.

Asking for extra guest tickets

You can join the list for extra tickets anytime until 24 April 2017. To join the list:

  1. Log in to SAMIS - you will see a link for 'Extra tickets'.
  2. Follow that link and select the number of extra tickets you would like to request.
  3. Select the ‘Store’ option.
  4. You will receive an email confirming your request.

You do not need to do anything else and we are not able to respond to enquiries relating to ticket requests.​

How we allocate tickets

We allocate extra guest tickets randomly and impartially. A Students’ Union Officer will be part of this process.

If your request is successful, we will email you by 28 April and confirm your number of guests. If you do not hear from us your request has been unsuccessful.

The random allocation will be final. Before the day of your ceremony there is no further way for you to request to bring extra guests. Any reasons why you would like to bring extra guests will not factor into the random allocation process. This is to ensure that the process is as fair as possible to everyone.

Extra tickets on the day

Sometimes, due to last-minute cancellations, there can be extra tickets available on the day.

Your guests without tickets should go to Bath Abbey 30 minutes before your ceremony starts. If any tickets have become available they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets on the day are not guaranteed. You should not rely on tickets becoming available.