• I am a student at another college, can I buy tickets to Homerton May Ball?

    Homerton May Ball will be open to all members of the University, but priority will be given to students of Homerton College, who will be able to buy tickets in advance of other students and alumni of Homerton College. Tickets will go on general release to all students and alumni at 8pm on 4th February.

  • I am an alumnus of Homerton College, can I buy tickets to Homerton May Ball?

    Yes, tickets will be available to alumni of the College. All alumni of Homerton College will be sent an access key by email to enable them to reserve tickets through our ticketing system. Tickets will be released for alumni at 8pm on 4th February.

  • Can I buy tickets for my friends?

    Each ticket applicant can buy up to three guest tickets in addition to their own. These tickets may be for current students at any college, alumni, or family/friends from outside the University. As the primary applicant, you will be responsible for the payment and collection of these tickets. Please note that all guests must be at least 18 years of age by 16th June 2017, and will be required to provide photographic ID to prove this on entry.

  • Can I change my ticket type after reserving or buying my ticket?

    It is not possible to change your ticket type after confirmation has been sent that your ticket is reserved. If you wish to change your ticket type you must cancel your application and reapply for a new ticket. Please note that due to the popularity of May Balls this might mean you are unable to buy a ticket for the event.

  • Can I pay by cash, cheque or card?

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay for your tickets by card.

    However, it is possible to pay by cash or cheque. All cheques must be made payable to “Colophon Limited”, and any cash or cheque payments must be placed in a sealed envelope and handed in to the HUS Office Manager, Emma Themba, during HUS office hours (10am–2pm). Please include on this envelope the following information:

    • Your name as primary applicant
    • Your payment reference
    • Total paid
    • The names of any guests on your application
    • The number & type(s) of tickets being paid for

    Please note that it is likely to take longer to process cash or cheque payments and bank transfer is preferred where possible.

  • Can I get a refund for my ticket?

    No refunds will be given for tickets to Homerton May Ball. Ticket applications may be cancelled before payment has been made; however, once you have paid for your ticket(s) it is your responsibility to arrange for an alternative buyer and any name changes if you or your guest(s) can no longer attend.

  • How do I change the name on a ticket?

    From the 18th of February it will be possible to make name changes on tickets that have already been paid for. This will be handled via the online ticketing system. An administrative fee will be levied for name changes at the following rates:

    • £10 (before 16th March 2017)
    • £20 (before 31st April 2017)
    • £30 (before 31st May 2017)

    It is not possible to make name changes on tickets that have not yet been paid for. Any name changes made after the 31st of May may cost an additional amount; they are made at the discretion of the Committee and you will be required to contact the Ticketing Officer directly to arrange this.

  • What if I have specific dietary requirements?

    Primary ticket holders will have the opportunity to fill out a form on behalf of themselves and any accompanying guest(s) detailing their specific dietary requirements (if any). Catering arrangements will be made for all dietary requirements and allergies, and catering staff on the night will be able to advise on this. For those guests who do not wish to drink alcohol, a variety of soft drinks and water will be provided at every bar.

  • What if I have specific access requirements?

    Homerton College is entirely wheelchair accessible. However, the event will include grassed areas, the accessibility of which cannot be guaranteed in the event of adverse weather. We advise any guests with specific access requirements to get in contact with the Committee in advance in order to ensure that adequate provisions are made.

  • What is the dress code for the event?

    Like most May Balls, Homerton May Ball will be a black tie event. This means either a tuxedo/dinner jacket with bow tie, an evening or ball gown, or military/national dress. The Committee reserves the right to refuse entry to any guests not adhering to the dress code.

  • From what time can I queue?

    Queuing for the event will be open from 7pm for Standard ticket holders. Guests with Queue Jump tickets will be invited to queue separately and are advised to arrive from 8pm. Guests with Dining tickets will be registered when arriving at the drinks reception and are not expected to queue. More information on the location of the queue will be given at the time of ticket collection. Please note that if you are a guest on an application, you are advised to queue with the primary ticket holder, and will be expected to bring your own photographic ID.

  • Can I arrive at any time?

    Entry to the event will begin at 9pm and close at 11pm. Any guests arriving after 11pm will be refused entry to the event, even if they have a valid ticket. Please note that you will not be allowed to leave and re-enter the event at any point.

  • Will there be a cloakroom?

    A cloakroom will be provided free of charge on the night and labelled in guest programmes. Guests will be given a cloakroom ticket that they must retain in order to collect their belongings later. Any items left in the cloakroom after 5am on 17th June will be stored by the Homerton Union of Students as lost property for the remainder of term. All items are left at guests’ own risk—the Committee does not accept any liability for damage or loss incurred.

  • How can I collect my ticket(s)?

    Information on where and when to collect your ticket(s) will be provided in May. All ticket collections will take place at Homerton College.

    The primary ticket holder is responsible for collecting and distributing all the tickets in their application, and must sign to confirm they have collected the tickets. If you are unable to collect your ticket(s) during the allotted times, you may nominate a friend to pick up your ticket(s) and sign on your behalf by getting in contact with the Ticketing Officer by email.

  • Do I just need my ticket to gain entry to the ball?

    In addition to your ticket, you will need to present valid photographic ID to gain entry to the event. The name on your ticket must match the name on your ID, and you must be able to prove that you are at least 18 years of age. Current students of the University may use their CUSU card as ID, provided the photo is visible.