Arrival at Bath Assembly Rooms
If you’re a graduating student (a "graduand") we recommend that you arrive at the venue 1 hour and 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony. This is to allow time to collect your gown, have photographs taken, register for your ceremony and collect tickets for your guests.
Please register and collect your guest tickets in the Octagon Room of the Bath Assembly Rooms between 8.30am and 9am.
Gowns are collected in the Tea Room. Please make sure you are gowned before coming to the Ball Room for your ceremony.
Please be in your seat in the Ball Room by 9.30am when the doors will close (30 minutes before the start of your ceremony).
The Ball Room doors will open at 9am and close at 9.30am.
Guests will be required to show their tickets on the door and must have a valid ticket to gain access.
Guests should make sure they are seated no later than 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
Students and guests with specific requirements should speak to ushers if they require assistance.
There is nowhere to leave suitcases and travel bags at the Assembly Rooms. Café au Lait and Bath Luggage Storage Centre opposite the train station both offer luggage storage.
Travelling to Bath
Bath is a busy tourist city and there is always pressure on car parking. Please leave plenty of time for travelling to Bath and getting to the Assembly Rooms.
There is free parking on the Claverton Down campus. We suggest that graduands and their guests park on campus, take a bus into the city and walk to the Assembly Rooms.
Who should attend
Graduating students, ticket-holding family and friends and University staff.
The main entrance has no steps and the ground floor has level access.
There are disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed in the Assembly Rooms.