Bringing guests

If you are graduating in person you may invite guests to attend the Ceremony. The Senate House has limited capacity and adheres to Health and Saety regulations, which necessitates a very tight quota on guest numbers. Admittance is by ticket only and we are normally able to issue each graduand with 3 guest tickets, free of charge (extra tickets may be available by special request only).

Individual sessions are usually 30-40 minutes in length, although they can run up to an hour during General Admissions. Guests are asked to remain seated until the end of their admitted session. There is only limited shelter for those queueing to enter the Senate House; we would therefore suggest that visitors bring umbrellas in poor weather.

Photography is NOT permitted inside the Senate House and mobile phones and pagers must be switched off or muted.

Photography and Illustration Service staff are present in the Senate House yard to take photographs of you and your guests after the ceremony has taken place. Portraits are arranged at their sales stand - advanced booking is not necessary.

Limited guest accommodation can be provided, single rooms only. For availability, please contact the Head Porter at: head.porter@caths.cam.ac.uk