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Applying for Tickets

The deadline to apply for tickets for the 2016 Graduation Ceremonies was 4pm (BST) 26 April 2016.

The online application has now closed.

Subject to availability we will accept late applications which will be processed on a first come first served basis. Students will be allocated a ceremony where there is availability, this could mean you will be presented with students from a different faculty.

If you have not applied please email the Student Support and Event team urgently for further advice at

UCL Graduation Ceremony Terms and Conditions

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 receive an email from the Student Support and Events Team that you have a debt which will affect your graduation ceremony tickets please check the email to see who you should contact about paying your debt.

UCL Graduation Ceremony Terms and Conditions

If you are not attending

If you wish to defer your attendance to the 2017 Graduation Ceremonies please complete the Defer Request Form by 31 October 2016. 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 Your 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

Once you have completed the online application you will receive, within two working days, an email from the Student Support and Events Team to acknowledge your application for tickets. If you have purchased guest tickets you will also receive an email from Barclaycard acknowledging receipt of payment. These emails will be sent to your CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS so please ensure this is kept up to date via the link on your MyPortico page. If you do not receive these emails within 2 working days of completing the application please contact the Student Support and Events Team BEFORE the ticket application deadline (4pm BST Tuesday 26 April 2016).

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 late May 2016. 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 Ticket 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 (BST) on 10 June 2016.

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Graduation Ceremonies Visitor Visas

If you or your guests will be 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.


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.