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Graduation 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions

General Information & Ticketing

How many tickets will I be allocated?

Every graduand who wishes to attend the ceremony will be allocated up to two guest tickets, which will cost £12 each. Graduands do not require a ticket. Entrance to the ceremony for all guests is by ticket only.

Can I get any extra tickets?

If extra tickets are available for your ceremony, this will be placed for sale on-line from 24 June 2019 – 27 June 2019, at the cost of £12 each.

Please note that some ceremonies may not have additional tickets available, due to the number of graduands attending. You are welcome to bring additional guests who may watch the ceremony relayed on a large screen in a nearby lecture theatre – tickets are not required for this.

When will I receive my tickets?

All tickets (2 guaranteed plus any additional tickets purchased) will be available for collection by the graduand from the student registration desk in the Main Arts Lecture Theatre.

Ticket collection times are as follows:

  • Morning Ceremony: 8:30–10:30am
  • Afternoon Ceremony: 12:30–2:30pm

What time do I need to arrive?

It would be wise to aim to arrive at the University at least 1½ hours before the ceremony is due to start. You should be seated in the hall 30 minutes before the ceremony begins. Please take account of possible delays if you are travelling by road: the A55 North Wales expressway can occasionally be congested during the summer.

For directions to the Main Campus please follow this link – Maps

Do I need tickets for children?

Children under the age of 3 (up to the maximum of two per student) must sit on an adult’s lap, and not on a seat. They do not require a ticket. Children aged 3 and over must have a full price guest ticket for entry to the ceremony. If you are bringing an infant to the Ceremony, who is still in a pram or push chair, please can you indicate this when you purchase your tickets. You will be asked whether any of your guests require any special arrangements. We would advise that children watch the ceremony from the Main Arts Lecture Theatre, where no tickets are required.

What are the seating arrangements in the hall?

Tickets are required for admission, but seats for guests are not reserved. Admission to the hall therefore takes place on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

The date of my ceremony is inconvenient. Is it possible to go to another ceremony?

It is not possible to change a ceremony’s date. If you cannot be present on the specified date, you will receive your degree in absentia. The same will happen if you have said that you intend to come to the ceremony and, for whatever reason, cannot be present.

What about the departmental receptions?

Most departments hold their own individual receptions, either prior to or after the ceremony. You will be contacted with information on their reception direct to your home department.

Where can I eat?

Celebrate your graduation in style with a meal in Teras Lounge.

Our Christmas menu will be available and can be viewed here.

To reserve a table call 01248 388686 or email  Early booking is advised.

Teras Lounge is located in the University’s Main Arts Building.  For more information visit our website

Where can I stay?

University accommodation

Bangor University’s 3-4* Visit Wales graded campus accommodation offers single en suite bedrooms with most having excellent views of the mountains of Snowdonia and the Menai Straits.

Room only accommodation in single ensuite bedrooms is available from £28.50pppn. To book please click here

For further information please contact the reservations team on 01248 388088 or email

Local accommodation

For more information on places to stay in Bangor and further afield (e.g. Caernarfon and Anglesey) check out the Visit Wales accommodation website.

Where can I buy Bangor University merchandise?

You’ll find everything from hoodies and t-shirts to gifts and memorabilia in our Online Shop. Whether you’re looking for a momento to mark your time at Bangor or searching for gifts for friends or family we’re sure that you’ll find the perfect item amongst our range of products.

Our store is the only official retailer of Bangor University merchandise. All profits from sales help support the University’s work.

Attention Graduands – avoid the queues and pre order your Bangor University goods. All orders placed 24 hours prior will be ready for collection the following day.

Visit the online shop


How long does the Ceremony last?

The ceremony lasts approximately one and a half hours.

When should my guests arrive?

Doors to the Prichard-Jones Hall will open approximately 40 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

My guest has special needs, what should I do?

Please complete the section on the registration form of any special needs your guests may have.

What should I wear?

Graduation is a formal occasion, and you will be required to wear academic dress. There are no regulations as to the type of clothing that should be worn under the academic gowns, although we strongly recommend graduands choose formal/casual wear, e.g. suits for men and smart dresses/outfits for women.

Where can I park?

All University car parks will be open for the graduation. However, spaces will be limited around the main building, and we cannot guarantee a space for everyone. Students and guests may wish to park in University car parks away from the main building (e.g. Dean Street or Ffriddoedd Site) or alternatively use public car parking facilities available on Deiniol Road.


When will I receive information on ordering photographs?

Some information on the photography services can be found on this website. Further information on photography can be found on the Ede & Ravenscroft website.

How much do the photographs cost?

The cost of photography is listed on the Ede & Ravenscroft website.

Can I take photographs during the ceremony?

It is permissible to take photographs during the ceremony, although anyone found to be standing up in their seats or moving to the front of the Hall will be asked to return to their seats. Video Cameras may not be used during the ceremony.


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