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Winter graduation ceremonies – hospitality arrangements

10 Nov 2022

Booking hospitality for graduation ceremonies this December 2022

The Hospitality on Campus team are pleased to share with you hospitality arrangements for graduation ceremonies this December 2022

Celebration marquee 

The marquee will be situated outside of University Place on the events area in front of the Williamson building.

Please note, the marquee has a capacity of 500 guests at any one time. It is important to keep to this limit by staggering your guest numbers throughout your reception. You can do this by using the marquee tickets for each ceremony group.

Time slots align with each graduation ceremony as follows:

Graduation ceremony

Drinks reception


10.30am to 11.30am


12.15pm to 1.15pm


2pm to 3pm


3.45pm to 4.45pm


5.30pm to 6.30pm


7pm to 8.00pm

Please could you ensure staff members are asked to bring their staff ID for access to the marquee.

Hospitality package

Please see the hospitality package, which includes a range of drinks and sweet treats.

All catering must be confirmed by Friday, 25 November 2022 to help the team plan and order accordingly for your celebration. 

Your departmental account code that catering will be charged to will also be required by this date. 

Following confirmation, the hospitality team will provide you with a booking summary. Please check this to ensure all information is correct. 

Planning a school event?

If you are planning to hold your graduation celebration elsewhere (i.e. a space within your school) and not use the graduation marquee, please let our team know as soon as possible so that this can be booked in for you and any catering needs confirmed. 

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