University of dundee garden party

University of dundee garden party

Graduation Garden Party

Your Garden Party will take place on Campus Green from 4pm – 7pm on the day of your Graduation and will feature fizz, strawberry tarts, live entertainment and more.

Each graduate is gifted a ticket and additional tickets, at £10 each, can be purchased when completing the Graduation Task. At the end of this task, you can make a payment through our online payment facility (Eventbrite).  Alternatively,  tickets for your family and friends can also be purchased from the Enquiry Centre, the Premier Shop and Ninewells Kiosk.

Tickets will be on sale in these venues until Friday 16th June 2017 and thereafter on the door on the day.  Under 12s are free.

The Ceremony – On The Day

What happens at the ceremony itself?

Caird Hall

One of the most magnificent halls in Scotland provides the venue for Dundee University Graduation Ceremonies. Visit the Caird Hall website for venue information and access information. Also see Disabled access to the Caird Hall.

Need Somewhere to Stay?

There is a large choice of accommodation in Dundee. Dundee is also close to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland and excellent local transport means you can widen the area where you stay.

Visit Scotland provides suggestions for tourists and also accommodation.

University of dundee garden party

Official Photographers

The University’s official photographers are Ede and Ravenscroft, they will be the only photographers in attendance at the Caird Hall.


Photography queues on Graduation day can be lengthy and as this is a day for you to spend celebrating with your family and friends, Ede and Ravenscroft have decided to open photography studios each afternoon (including Tuesday 20 June for those graduating on Wednesday) from 16:00-18:00 in the Marryat Hall, within the Caird Hall. This means you can pick up your gown, exchange your eVouchers and have your photographs taken at the same time. You will have to wear your graduation outfit for the photographs but will leave Graduation day free to spend with the people that are important to you.

University of dundee garden party

Finding your allocated seat

You should be gowned and ready to pick up your place ticket 60 minutes before the ceremony is due to begin. Place tickets are issued in the Marryat Hall. There is a separate table for each School/College and you should queue up in front of the appropriate table to receive your ticket. You will also be able to pick up a graduation programme. We will stop issuing tickets 30 minutes before the ceremony; your punctuality is therefore vital. Only ticket holders will be allowed to graduate in person; late-comers will not be passed before the Chancellor to be capped and will instead have their degrees conferred upon them in absence.