Coronavirus information and guidance

Graduation garden party

After careful consideration, the University has taken the difficult decision to cancel graduation ceremonies planned for 22 to 26 June 2020. For more information see the coronavirus FAQ page.

The University of St Andrews will host a graduation garden party on each day of graduation.

This is an opportunity for the new graduates and their guests to enjoy an afternoon with their friends and fellow graduates and to meet academic staff from your School. Held in a marquee on Lower College Hall lawn in St Salvator’s Quad, they are a traditional part of the University of St Andrews graduation celebrations. Graduates and their guests are offered sparkling wine or a hot drink along with a selection of sandwiches and cakes, and we hope you will join us for a memorable afternoon.

Further garden party tickets are available to purchase through the online shop. Each additional ticket costs £12.50, and you may order a maximum of three paid garden party tickets. Please order early to avoid disappointment. We operate on a first-come first-served basis, and tickets do sell out.

If you are purchasing additional garden party tickets, please ensure that you have already applied for graduation. The University cannot process requests for further garden party tickets until the application form has been completed.