Bringing children

Regrettably, we now have taken the difficult decision to postpone our graduation ceremonies which were due to be held on 14 to 17 July 2020.

This is a family occasion so children are welcome to attend, however they must be accompanied by an adult. Ceremonies last for around 90 minutes, so they are not suitable for very young children. Out of respect for other guests we request that small children should be taken outside if they become unsettled during the ceremony so as not to disturb proceedings.

Do children need their own tickets?

It is Hall policy that children over the age of two must have their own ticket.   If children under two are present, they must be kept on a guest’s knee for the duration of the ceremony.

Prams or pushchairs can be left in the cloakroom in the foyer of De Montfort Hall. There is a charge of £1 per item.

What facilities are there for children?

There are two video lounges available in the De Montfort Hall foyer, which you are welcome to use if a child does become restless during the ceremony.

Baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor of the De Montfort Hall.

There is no creche or childcare facilities provided at De Montfort Hall. Children must therefore be accompanied at all times by your guests, as all graduating students sit in a separate area and children will not be able to sit with you during the ceremony.



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