Graduation ceremonies are recommended for children aged 10 years and over as they are long, formal occasions. Children over the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Children and babies under 5 years of age will not be admitted to the graduation ceremonies. Everyone attending the 2017 UCL Graduation Ceremonies, including children, must have their own ticket. There are no concessionary prices.
Religious Facilities at UCL
UCL is a secular institution and, while it recognises the
rights of individuals to hold their own religious beliefs, it does not
provide facilities for religious worship.
UCL does have a Quiet Contemplation Room for personal meditation open to all. This room is situated in Hut 34, on the path leading from the Bernard Katz Building at the South Junction towards the Henry Morley Building. Its opening hours are 8.30am to 6pm. Users are required to respect the code of practice for using the room, which are displayed. Contemplation Room map.
Following the graduation ceremony we give you an opportunity to celebrate in style at a reception. Drinks and canapés are served to graduates and their guests. The cost for the reception is included in the ticket price.
The Venues (2016)
The Graduation Ceremonies and Receptions held in July 2016 took place at the Royal Festival Hall located within the Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.
The Graduation Ceremonies and Receptions held in August and September 2016 took place in Bedford Square Garden.
For an informative visual preview of how the Graduation Ceremonies purpose built structures were constructed use the link:
The footage shows the build from 2014. The ceremony structure was altered slightly for 2016 to allow for a greater capacity of seats.