Guest tickets and information

Share the day with your loved ones. Each graduand is guaranteed two free guest tickets and has the option of requesting two additional tickets, subject to availability, when completing the registration process. Guest tickets will be allocated together.

If you would like to bring along additional guests to celebrate with you on the day, they are more than welcome. Those without tickets for the ceremony will be able to watch the livestream on campus.

Spare tickets

A limited number of tickets for the ceremony may become available on the day if guests are unable to attend. These ‘spare tickets’ will be available on a first come, first served basis and can be collected at the Spare Ticket Desk.

These additional tickets will be limited to a maximum of two tickets per graduand, and anyone requesting guest tickets will need to provide the graduand’s full name and student number. 

Guests of the graduand should queue for these additional tickets themselves. Please note that graduands must ensure they have arrived at De Montfort Hall for their ceremony by their ceremony check-in closing time.

Spare Ticket Desk opening times

The Spare Ticket Desk is in Charles Wilson Building Foyer and it opens 90 minutes before your ceremony is due to start.  

Please note that spare tickets will not be issued shortly before or during the ceremony and we recommend that guests of the graduand queue for any additional tickets themselves as graduands must ensure they have arrived at De Montfort Hall for their ceremony by their ceremony check-in closing time (which is 20 minutes before the ceremony is due to start).

If no more tickets are available, the Spare Ticket Desk may close earlier than the published time. 

When will I receive confirmation of the number of tickets I have been allocated?

Your guest tickets will be emailed to you at least one week before your ceremony.  All students are guaranteed up to two guest tickets (provided you confirmed this during the registration process) and any extra tickets that you have requested that have been able to be allocated will be included in this email.

Please remember to share these with your guests, as they will need to present these at the venue to allow them entry.

Can I change the number of tickets I have requested?

Yes, you can. Whilst the registration period is still open you can amend your number of tickets online through your My Student Record. If you are not able to do this, or the registration period has closed, please email If you are requesting more tickets we will not be able to guarantee that this will be possible, but we will see what we can do.

If I am only allocated two tickets but more of my family/friends would like to attend, is that ok?

Yes, if you have guests who would like to share your special day with you but who do not have tickets for the ceremony at De Montfort Hall, they are very welcome to visit campus on the day and celebrate your graduation with you before and after the ceremony. They can also watch the livestream of our ceremonies at a location on campus.

How can my guests who do not have tickets watch the ceremony?

Your graduation ceremony will be livestreamed online and screens will be available on campus. Locations for the livestreaming on campus will be confirmed in due course.

Do I have to pay for extra guest tickets?

No, we do not charge students for any guest tickets.


More frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQs.

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