Tickets and Gowns
TO COLLECT YOUR TICKETS AND GOWN, YOU MUST PRODUCE YOUR REFERENCE PAGE WITH PROOF OF PAYMENT BY WEB OR STAMPED BY THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT
How many tickets do I get?
You are automatically allocated two guest tickets. All graduand and guest tickets are free of charge. Though additional tickets for the garden party may be purchased at a cost of £10.
The 2 automatic guest tickets are guaranteed once you have completed the registration wizard.
Additional tickets may be requested but are NOT GUARANTEED.
Additional tickets can be requested through the registration wizard. Tickets cannot be allocated until the registration wizard has closed. The availability of additional tickets depends on remaining capacity in the hall once all students have registered. The remaining seats in the hall are allocated at random using a computer process for fairness.
Allocation of additional tickets will appear on your Graduation Reference Page once the allocation has been completed. Tickets will be allocated between 24-72 hours before collection times.
Please note that Queen's University operates an 'Open Campus' during the week of graduation. Therefore, whilst your guests may not be able to enter the Ceremony hall, they are free to walk around the campus. They can also attend the Garden Party, however without a ticket, will not be given any refreshments.
Will my seats be reserved?
Your graduand seat is reserved, please refer to the board at the left hand entrance to Whitla Hall for your specific seat number.
Guest seating is identified on the ticket, your seat number is contained on your ticket.
What if my guests do not get additional tickets?
If you are unable to get additional tickets for your Ceremony, guests can watch a live stream of the ceremony from the Student’s Union [opposite Sit William Whitla Hall].
What if my guests are bringing children?
Each guest, including all children, entering the Sir William Whitla Hall must be in possession of a guest ticket irrespective of age.
Remember to collect your gown too!
Where to collect: Gown Store, Administration Building.
When to collect: Please see reference page for times.
When to return: Please see reference page for times.
A late gown return will be charged an additional fee of £150.
A damaged, failed or stained return will result in the following charges:-
PhD costume £600
Master costume £400
Bachelor costume £300