University of Bath

Graduation ceremony: 12 December 2018, 12.15pm

Graduation details for the award ceremony taking place in the Ball Room at the Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 12.15pm

12 Dec 201812.15pm
12 Dec 20181.15pm


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).

Guest Seating

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.

Honorary graduand

At this ceremony Professor Vaughan Hart will give an oration on Steve Tompkins before he receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD).

Bringing luggage

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.