St Catharine's College May Ball Committee Presents...
(n.) the delusion of things being more beautiful than they are.
18th June 2020

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What is the St Catharine's May Ball 2020?

Almost every other year since 1929, St Catharine's College has hosted an event during May Week to celebrate the end of the academic year.

This year, the event will be themed around "Kalopsia", the illusion that things are more beautiful than they are.

How much does the event cost to attend?

This year, the standard ticket is priced at £145 for entry beginning at 9pm.

Queue Jump Tickets are priced at £160 and allow for priority entry to the May Ball.

Dining tickets, where a formal dinner is provided from 6.30pm and allows for immediate entry to the May Ball, is priced at £185.

Bursary tickets (equivalent to Standard tickets) are available to students of St Catharine's College with a full Cambridge bursary for £90. No queue jump is available for these tickets.

What is a bursary ticket?

These are only offered to current students of St Catharine's College, and based off the FULL Cambridge Bursary (details available at their website). Purchases will be verified in confidence and privacy with the Senior Tutor. Individuals who incorrectly purchase a bursary ticket will be contacted directly about buying their ticket at the correct price.

How many guest tickets am I allowed to purchase?

Each individual is permitted to purchase up to three guest tickets. These guests are not required to be members of the University.

When are tickets available for purchase?

Tickets will be released to current members of St Catharine's College at 5pm on Wednesday 20th November 2019.

Then, tickets will be released for purchase by alumni.

The next batch of tickets will become available to members of both St Catharine's College, Corpus Christi College and Queens' College at the start of Lent Term.

Finally, the remaining tickets will be released to all current members of the University on 31st January 2020 at 12pm.

Do I have to pay the price for the entire ticket now?

We allow the option of paying the entire price of the ticket immediately online, or as a 50% non-refundable deposit now, with the remainder to be paid in Lent Term.

You will be emailed when this will take place and be asked to visit the ticketing system where you will be redirected to the payment portal.

What is the dress code?

Black tie, White tie or national dress. Sports blazers are not permitted.

The dress code will be strictly enforced, and those who are not properly attired will be refused entry to the Ball.

Can I change the name on my guest tickets?

Yes, although there will be a name change fee of £25 and will be available until June 4th 2020. This will become available on the ticketing system when it becomes available.

When will I receive my ticket?

Tickets will be distributed electronically in 2020. An email will be circulated nearer the time.

How can I sponsor the ball?

Please contact [email protected].

Can I get a refund?

No. You are welcome to sell your ticket and use the name change functionality on the ticketing system, however, until the name change deadline (a few weeks before the ball itself).