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The University of Southampton
Graduation

Our Venues

The University of Southampton is excited to be hosting Summer Graduation 2024 at O2 Guildhall Southampton between Wednesday 17 – Wednesday 24 July 2024. On Thursday 25 July 2024, Ceremonies 18 and 19 will be held at Winchester Cathedral for Winchester School of Arts students.

We are looking forward to welcoming our graduands and celebrating their achievements in the hearts of Southampton and Winchester.

Receptions

O2 Guildhall

After your ceremony, there will be an opportunity to celebrate with your peers, academics and guests at your drinks reception held outside the O2 Guildhall Southampton. Please use your e-ticket for entry to your reception and to redeem your free drink.

You can also visit the Alumni and Careers hub at your reception to hear about all the ways you can stay connected to the University, have some snaps taken in their photo booth, and discover how they can help you in the future as you take your next steps.

There will be food trucks present outside the O2 Guildhall throughout Graduation. These will be available for you to purchase refreshments at any time before or after your ceremony and reception.

Winchester Cathedral

After your ceremony there will be an opportunity to celebrate with your peers, academics and guests at your drinks reception held in the Cathedral Café, just outside Winchester Cathedral. Please use your e-ticket for entry to your reception and to redeem your free drink.

You can also visit the Alumni and Careers hub at your reception to hear about all the ways you can stay connected to the University, have some snaps taken in their photo booth, and discover how they can help you in the future as you take your next steps.

Security Arrangements

Please note that no suitcases or large bags will be allowed within either venue, and that security will conduct bag searches upon access. Neither venue operates a cloak room, so you will need to keep your belongings with you.

 

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