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Urgent.graduation tomorrow but no reservation

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MarlowWills1 Sun 10-Jul-16 14:29:16

DS graduates tomorrow 200 miles away. Hotel booked, gown booked etc. He just realised he didn't confirm attendance.
Is too late to confirm online now and Uni office shut.
Any chance he cab get there when office opens and grovel to be put on list and allocated tickets?

MarlowWills1 Sun 10-Jul-16 14:31:22

We're leaving in half an hour, wondering if any point going

MarlowWills1 Sun 10-Jul-16 14:37:29


Northernlurker Sun 10-Jul-16 14:40:58

There will probably be a room with the graduation televised at least. Worst case is you get to see him in his gown. I would definately go. The actual ceremony is dead boring anyway grin

MarlowWills1 Sun 10-Jul-16 14:42:29

Thanks northern but will they actually let him in if his names not on the list?

esornep Sun 10-Jul-16 14:48:12

In cases like these, universities do their best to fix the problem. I have known names added to lists at the last moment, so it's certainly possible.

MarlowWills1 Sun 10-Jul-16 14:49:07

Thanks Esonerp! I could strangle him right now

MarlowWills1 Sun 10-Jul-16 14:56:48

So Esonerp, if he gets there at 7.30am and ceremony starts at 10.30am do u reckon that would give them time? Thank you!

esornep Sun 10-Jul-16 16:32:55

I would think that staff would be in the office by 8.30/9.00 at the latest on graduation day so should be able to respond. Worst case scenario: he could almost certainly attend the receptions afterwards with his friends, so still worth going.

MarlowWills1 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:16:05

Many thanks

FoggyBottom Sun 10-Jul-16 22:36:04

I'm presenting graduands from my Department to receive their degrees this week coming, and had my list to read out as they cross the stage early last week. He might be lucky, but then again ... There's always the party afterwards, I suppose.

BTW, we start with a 9am ceremony - we have to be in the robing room by 8:30 - volunteer staff working as ushers etc will be there at 8am. He needs to contact them early, and an email the day before. Email NOW!

MarlowWills1 Mon 11-Jul-16 07:58:17

Thanks. He's there now. Fingers crossed!

vindscreenviper Mon 11-Jul-16 08:11:16

We were adding graduands to the list as they were lining up for procession OP I'm sure the ceremonies staff at your son's place have done this many times too.
Enjoy your day!

MarlowWills1 Mon 11-Jul-16 09:06:26

Thanks all. He was there at 7.30 when the office opened and it was all sorted with no drama 😊
Now just need the rain to stop.....

Leeds2 Mon 11-Jul-16 09:47:55

Enjoy your day!

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