Guest Tickets

When confirming your attendance at your graduation ceremony you will be asked how many guest tickets you would like.  We aim to provide two guest tickets to all graduates, and you can request up to four guest tickets but due to limited seating this may not be possible.  We currently expect our venue, De Montfort Hall, to be operating at full capacity, however if COVID restrictions change it may not be possible to provide two guest tickets for everyone.  If you have more guests attending than allocated seats, only those with tickets will be able to enter the ceremony, however, guests are able to join you on campus for other celebrations throughout the day.

Please visit the De Montfort Hall FAQ pages for information on how they are making your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, and what you and your guests need to do in advance of the ceremony to be able to attend. Please be aware, these are the requirements at the moment and are subject to change.


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.


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


If I am only allocated 2 tickets but more of 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.


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

Your graduation ceremony will be live-streamed online and screens will be available on campus.  Locations for the live streaming on campus will be confirmed in due course.


Can I request extra tickets on the day?

A limited number of tickets for each ceremony may become available on the day if people are unable to attend. These ‘returns’ will be available at Student and Library Information Services and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  These additional tickets will be limited to a maximum of 2 tickets per graduand.  Anyone requesting guest tickets will need to provide the graduand’s full name and student number.   Please note guests of the graduand are advised to queue for these additional tickets themselves so you are not delayed arriving at your ceremony.  


Do I have to pay for extra guest tickets?

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