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Applying for Tickets

Tickets for the 2014 graduation ceremonies will be purchased via the UCL Student Information Service (Portico).

You will need your UCL userid and password to access Portico. If you have completed your programme at UCL you retain access to Portico for up to a year. Passwords are reset every three months so if you are unable to log in please contact the ISD Service Desk to have a new password issued. This can take time so ensure you make your request in good time to allow you to apply for your ceremony before the deadline.

You must read and accept the UCL 2014 Graduation Ceremony Terms and Conditions as part of the ticket application.

Undergraduate students have been sent an email to their UCL email inviting them to apply via Portico. Graduate students will receive a letter, posted to the 'contact' address taken from their student record, inviting them to apply via Portico.

I have a debt to UCL, how does this effect my attendance?

Any student wishing to attend a graduation ceremony must settle debts in full to enable tickets to be released to them. If you have been informed by the Student Support and Events Team that you have a debt which will effect your graduation ceremony tickets please check the email to see who you should contact about paying your debt.

If you are not attending

If you wish to defer your attendance to the 2015 Graduation Ceremonies please complete the Defer Request form by 31 October 2014.

How will I get my degree certificate?

We do not present degree certificates at graduation ceremonies. Your certificate will be posted to you. Please refer to the My Degree page for more information.

I would still like to have my photograph taken in academic dress, how can I arrange this?

We hold Non-ceremony Photography Sessions once a term where you can have professional photographs taken in academic dress, and with friends and family. Please refer to our photography page for more information.

Once you have applied

On completion of the 2014 online application (accessed via Portico) you will receive an email confirming the payment you have made via the Barclaycard Payonline system and an email acknowledging your application. If you do not receive either of these communications please contact the Student Support and Events Team as soon as possible.

All communications after your initial application will be via letter and it is therefore essential that you keep your ‘contact address’ up to date on your Portico record.

All dates are provisional and no ticket requests are confirmed until you have received your confirmation letter in May 2014. We do not advise you or your guests to make travel or accommodation arrangements until this has been received.

Cancellations and Refunds

To cancel tickets that you have already requested and paid for, you should download and complete the Cancellation and Refund Request form, making sure to include your signature. In order to receive a full refund, all cancellations and refund requests should be received before 4pm (British Summer Time) on 6 June 2014.

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Congratulations! You have or are about to, complete a degree or graduate diploma at UCL.

Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of your achievement. It is a time to get together with family, friends and colleagues to acknowledge your success before moving on to the next phase of your career.

The best way to get the most from your day is to plan!

Graduation Ceremonies Visitor Visas

If you or your guests are coming from outside of the EU to attend a UCL Graduation Ceremony you will require a visa to enter the UK. We strongly advise all graduands and guests to read through our guidance document and consult the relevant pages of the UK Visas and Immigration website before applying for their visa.

If you have any questions about visa applications please email the UCL Rights and Advice office.