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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.

Graduation Receptions

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)

July 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.

August/September 2016

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.

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


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.

Need somewhere to stay?

There is no shortage of accommodation in London. The best rates can normally be found on the web. As all graduation and ceremony reception venues are centrally located they are well served by public transport which means you can widen your search.

UCL has a number of bedrooms available for rent over the summer vacation including small doubles at Goldsmid House.  To make a booking please use the following link: