Who's coming and where are they staying?
Whether your whole family, from your mum and dad and siblings to your aunties, uncles and grandparents, all want to come and see you graduate or you just want to invite a couple of people; it’s important that you start to plan this early. Firstly, check out your university’s policy on the amount of guests you can bring. Then, see how many free tickets you are entitled to and sign up to any news and updates that might give you a head start. The last thing you want is to find out about booking tickets too late and for your university to run out of tickets.
Once you’ve organised who’s coming, it’s time to think about where they will stay, especially if you study a long way from home. It’s likely that lots of people at your university are in a similar situation to you, so booking hotels and b&bs can become quite competitive. The sooner you can book rooms and parking for your family, the easier and less stressful the actual graduation day will be for everybody.