Graduation tickets

Your graduation is a special day. During the registration process you can request up to two guest tickets for family or friends to come and share it with you.

Graduation tickets

You'll need to register to attend a ceremony. During the registration process you can request up to two guest tickets. These will be confirmed in the confirmation email you receive shortly after you register your graduation choice.

Applying for extra guest tickets

Although we schedule the graduation ceremonies to full capacity, there may be an opportunity for you to express an interest in up to two extra guest tickets. We allocate these on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. For most ceremonies, they’re in very high demand, and there is no guarantee your application will be successful. For some graduation ceremonies where the capacity is already met, no extra guest tickets will be available.

The extra ticket request form will be available from 9am on 18 June 2024 and will close at 5pm on 20 June 2024. 

Once it has closed the Graduation team will allocate any extra tickets available and email you to notify you if you have been successful.

Collecting your tickets

Collect your ticket and your guest tickets from the ticket desk in the Parkinson Building on the day of the ceremony. Arrive at least 90 minutes before the ceremony start time.

You should bring some form of photo ID, such as your student ID card, with you.

All graduates and guests coming to the Great Hall will need to show a valid ticket to enter. There is strictly no admission to the Great Hall without a ticket.

Young children

All guests will need a ticket to the Great Hall even if they are young children.

“Sit on knee” tickets can be obtained from the ticket desk in the foyer of the Parkinson Building for children aged 5 years and under. The child should be present when requesting the “sit on knee” ticket.

Children aged over 5 years will require a guest ticket like every other guest attending a ceremony. 

Children under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Guests without a ticket

If you would like to bring more than two guests to your graduation day but don't have any extra tickets for them, there will still be activity on campus to enjoy. Live video of the ceremonies will be streamed in venues on campus and in Leeds University Union where extra guests can watch the ceremonies.

You can also watch the live ceremony stream online. You can also watch the ceremonies back after the event from the same link.