Grad Ball is nearly here! We're really excited to welcome you to our Grecian Odyssey evening, which for many of you marks the completion of your own epic journey here at Portsmouth.
Here is some important information that you need to know before you arrive on the night...
You must print your e-ticket and bring it with you to the event. We cannot permit entry without a valid ticket. This single e-ticket is valid for your whole order. On the event night, no re-admissions will be permitted and tickets are non-transferable.
If you have lost the original email containing your ticket(s), you can resend the same email to yourself using the following link, www.upsu.net/resend.
BRING VALID PHOTO ID
Grad Ball is a licensed event. All attendees, including guests, must be aged 18 or over and bring valid tickets and photo ID. You will not be allowed to enter the venue without one of the following valid forms of ID:
- Your Campus ID Card
- Photocard Driving License
MULTIPLE TICKET HOLDERS
If your barcoded ticket includes entry for two or more persons, please ensure that you enter the venue together with all of your guests you have purchased on behalf of. Tickets will only permit the stated number of guests to enter.
For one night only, the entire Union building, including the outside vicinity, are transformed into one giant party venue. We have some amazing experiences and entertainment acts planned for you. Keep an eye on the Grad Ball Facebook Event Page for details of the running order across the venue.
There is a free cloakroom facility provided should you wish to use it. The cloakroom is located on the Ground Floor of Gun House, please follow the signs.
Grad Ball is largely a cash-only event. All food outlets and bars external to the Waterhole Bar will be accepting cash-only. Please ensure you have enough cash with you before entering the venue. We recommend taking out cash earlier in the day. The cash points outside the Union have run out every year. Please ensure you have enough cash with you before entering the venue. Re-entry is not permitted.
FOOD AT THE EVENT
The University's Food Village will be offering a range of hot food options starting at £4.00, including meat and vegetarian options. Please be reminded food stalls are cash only.
Baggage checks will be taking place. Please ensure you do not bring food, drink or any illegal substances with you to the event as they will be confiscated and you may be refused entry.
Reports for the evening are looking good! We are optimistic but please be mindful that the weather may turn quickly. There is a cloakroom, which is free, so you can store any coats and brollies, but hopefully you won't need them!
This is a formal black-tie event and we encourage you to celebrate in style, not in togas!
For men: Sharply dressed in a tuxedo/suit, tie and smart shoes.
For ladies: A ballgown, evening gown or cocktail dress. Smart jumpsuits are also acceptable. It’s a long evening, if you plan to wear heels you may also want to bring a pair of flat shoes (cloakroom is available for storage).
AFTER PARTY & SURVIVORS PHOTO
Once you've celebrated the night away at Grad Ball, you can join the Official After Party at the Lyberry Bar and Astoria. Then if you are still up at 5:00am get yourself to the steps of Guildhall for the Grad Ball survivors photo.
PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THESE TIMES
- Venue doors open and entertainment begins at 8:00pm
- Last entry at 11:00pm
- Grad Ball closes 3:00am
- Official After Party at Lyberry Bar and Astoria from 2:00am
- Survivors photo on Guildhall steps at 5:00am
FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS
For full terms and conditions, please refer to upsu.net/gradball/faq.
ISSUES or QUERIES
As ever, we're here to help, so if you have any questions or concerns please give us a shout on email@example.com (normal office hours are 9am-5pm).
On the day of the event staff will not be available by email - please visit the ticket enquiries desk (open 8:00pm - 10:00pm on the night, at the main entrance) with any issues or queries.
We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!
All the best,
Your Students' Union