If you’re a graduating student (a "graduand") you must be ready for registration in your seat in the Ball Room by 11.45am (30 minutes before the start of your ceremony).
Please make sure you have collected your gown before coming to the Ball Room (we recommend that you allow around 1 hour 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony to ensure you have had time to arrive and have your gown fitted).
The doors to the Ball Room will close at 11.45am (30 minutes before the start of your ceremony).
The Ball Room doors will open at 11.15am and close at 11.45am.
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.
At this ceremony Professor Vaughan Hart will give an oration on Steve Tompkins before he receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD).
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.