University of Bath

Preparing for your graduation ceremony

Information about bringing guests, what to wear and how to get to your ceremony.

What you should wear

Your graduation ceremony is a formal occasion. You must wear academic dress during your graduation ceremony.

Academic dress works best when worn with smart clothing such as a dark suit, trousers or skirt, and a collared white shirt or blouse. Dark shoes should be worn. You may wish to wear traditional national costume or services uniform instead.

Inappropriate clothing such as jeans, jogging bottoms or trainers will not be permitted.

Accessibility or other arrangements for guests

Tell us if your guests have specific requirements when you register online to attend your ceremony. 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 the Assembly Rooms.

Guest tickets

You will receive your guest tickets by email. You must either print the email or send it to your guests.

The Assembly Rooms are open to all guests, however, only guests with tickets will be able to enter the ceremony which will be held in the Ball Room.

Children aged 2 or under do not require a ticket as long as they are sat on the lap of one of your guests. Children over the age of 2 require a ticket.

Learn more about getting guest tickets.

Travelling to your graduation ceremony

Getting to Bath

Information on travelling to Bath is available on our website.

Getting to your ceremony

Car parking is free of charge on campus on the days of the graduation ceremonies. With frequent services between campus and the city centre, the bus is the easiest way to travel to your graduation ceremony.

Accommodation

You can book accommodation at the University by contacting the Accommodation Office

Alternatively please visit the Bath Tourist Information website for information about other possible accommodation arrangements.