Tickets will go on sale just one week from today – on Wednesday 20th February at 8am. They will be available from www.susu.org/boxoffice or in person from The Box Office at the reception of the Student Union.
SUSU say they announced the date earlier than usual to ensure that this year’s graduates can save the date in their diaries.
SUSU President Sam Ling said:
For this year we want to go even further and ensure that even more students are able to attend their Graduation Ball by releasing information early. This year’s date falls just after the end of exams – which should give everyone a few days to recover before celebrating the end of their university years in style.
Sam added that after this early announcement the emphasis is was on the Grad Ball being the ‘best yet’:
We’ve got lots of ideas that I’m really excited about, like more personalised decor, and more big name acts performing. We also plan to involve final year students to ensure that their Graduation Ball is special to them.
Also for the first time, SUSU is sending invitations to all students who graduated at the end of 2012 to ensure they have the opportunity to attend.
Students who live and study in Winchester will also be provided free transport to and from Southampton.
Last year, the Graduation Ball 2012 hosted Pixie Lott, with tickets – costing £49 each – only being released on 18th April.