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

Ceremony invitations will be sent out by email in early April. If you respond to your ceremony invitation by our deadline we guarantee up to two guest tickets for family and friends to come to your graduation ceremony. Tickets are not guaranteed to those who respond after our deadline.

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

Getting guest tickets

You will be able to request up to two guest tickets when you register to attend your ceremony. You will be guaranteed these tickets as long as you complete the invitation to ceremony webform by the deadline stated on the invitation email.

The tickets will be sent to you by email. It is your responsibility to give the tickets to your guests either by printing the email or sending it to them.

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 before the invitation deadline. After this, you should email graduation@bath.ac.uk and let us know if one or more of your guests can no longer come.

Accessibility or other arrangements for guests

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

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 the Theatre Royal.

Getting extra guest 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

When registering for your ceremony you will be asked if you would like to go on to the waiting list for extra tickets. You can update your choice until the deadline.

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 extra tickets

  • We allocate extra guest tickets randomly and impartially to students who are on the waiting list only.
  • The majority of extra tickets are allocated following the invitation deadline.
  • You may be keen to tell us the reasons why you are hoping to bring extra guests. However, to ensure the process is as fair as possible for everyone requesting extra tickets, we don't take these into account when we are allocating them.

All the extra tickets available have now been allocated to those on the waiting list and, if your request has been successful, we have contacted you about this. If you have not heard from us we're sorry to say your request has been unsuccessful.

Before the day of your ceremony there is no further way for you to request to bring extra guests.

Get in touch with us

Contact us using our form to:

  • request an 'invitation letter'
  • notify us of any additional accessibility requirements
  • let us know if you are not attending your ceremony

You can also use the form to link to additional information about certificates, tickets, gown hire and photography.