Tickets for graduation ceremonies held by Kingston University

You must have a ticket if you want to attend a graduation ceremony. It might seem strange that you have to get tickets to your own graduation, but we need to know numbers to ensure there's enough space and facilities for everyone who wants to attend.

Cost of tickets

  • Graduate tickets: free of charge – but you need to book so we know you are attending your ceremony
  • Guest tickets: £27 per person (including VAT)

Book by Thursday 9 December 2021 at 11.59pm (GMT)

You must book your tickets by the deadline. There are no exceptions.

You are advised not to make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you have received your invitation email and are sure you are eligible to attend your ceremony.

How to book your tickets

When you have received your invitation email from the graduations team, confirming the date and time of your graduation ceremony, you can log in to OSIS to book your own ticket plus two guest tickets.

When ordering your tickets via OSIS, you'll be asked for your:

You must provide details of any access requirements for you and/or your guests, when you are booking. If we don't know your requirements in advance, we cannot guarantee that we'll be able to accommodate them on the day.

Please note: By booking tickets to a graduation ceremony, you agree to adhere to the University's graduation ceremony policies terms and conditions.

Confirming your ticket order

You should receive two email confirmations, when you book your tickets:

  • payment confirmation;
  • booking confirmation with further information about your graduation ceremony.

If you don't receive a confirmation email, it might be that the booking process wasn't completed. Please log back into OSIS to check your booking.

If you are at all unsure and have any queries, please tell us immediately by completing our online query form.

Guest tickets

Guest tickets cost £27 each. You can buy two guest tickets initially.

Extra guest tickets

We will advise you by email if extra guest tickets become available. This will be done when we have assessed the number of tickets that remain to be allocated for each ceremony after the booking deadline has passed. Extra guest tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Extra guest tickets on the day

If there are guests tickets left, they will be available to purchase on the day of your ceremony. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the Rose Theatre, 90 minutes before the ceremony start time, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that extra guest tickets will be available to purchase on the day.


You can bring children, but the ceremony can last up to an hour and a half, so it's not advisable to bring very young children.


Children cannot sit with graduates; they must sit with guests. We ask that they're taken out of the auditorium if they disrupt the ceremony.


Children older than three years will need a ticket (priced £27) as they need to have their own seat.

Children younger than three years (i.e. a child aged two years and 11 months) can have a free ticket. The free ticket will be available from the information desk on the ground floor of the Rose Theatre on the day of the ceremony.

Buggies and pushchairs

We also request that buggies and pushchairs are either left at home or checked into the Rose Theatre cloakroom free of charge.

Graduation Support Fund

Students who are facing financial hardship had the opportunity to submit an application to the Graduation Support Fund to receive up to two guest tickets free of charge (for the graduation day).

Please note: All funds have now been allocated and applications have closed.


We can only offer a refund if you do not achieve your award in time for your ceremony. Please do not purchase any guest tickets you may not require, as we cannot offer a refund in any other circumstances.

The University cannot be held liable for any costs incurred for travel or accommodation arrangements made by graduates or guests under any circumstances.

If you have already ordered your gown but can no longer attend the ceremony, read our gowns page to find out about getting a refund from our gowning suppliers.