Graduation reception

The University of St Andrews will host a graduation reception on Tuesday 3 December and Wednesday 4 December between 3.30pm and 5pm. 

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, the receptions 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.


Each graduating student receives three complimentary graduation reception tickets for the day of their graduation ceremony: one for the student and two for guests. You can collect your tickets from the ASC, 79 North Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ during the following times:

Thursday 28 November 2019 9.00am to 4.30pm
Friday 29 November 2019 9.00am to 4.30pm
Monday 2 December 2019 9.00am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 3 December 2019 9.00am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 4 December 2019 9.00am to 1.00pm

If there are any additional graduation reception tickets available, you may be able to purchase them through the online shop. Each additional ticket costs £12.50.

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

Graduating students are limited to five paid graduation reception tickets. Please order additional tickets early to avoid disappointment; we operate on a first-come, first-served basis.