Graduation receptions

The University of St Andrews will host a graduation reception on Thursday 7 December from 3.30pm to 5pm and Friday 8 December from 12.30pm to 2pm.

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 graduation. Graduates and their guests are offered sparkling wine or a hot drink along with a selection of sandwiches and cakes.

Graduation reception tickets

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

Monday 4 December 9.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 5 December 9.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 6 December 9.30am to 4.30pm
Thursday 7 December 9.00am to 10.00am

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.