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D*** F******

D*** F***** is the biggest night of the year at GUU, the annual 12 hour black tie ball has been hosted at the end of the Christmas Term since 1908. All of the Union’s rooms have something going on, Debates hosts huge headline acts such as Becky Hill, the Dining Room hosts Laser Quest, Billiards Room hosts the charity Casino and there's much more going on in the Union over the 12 hours.


Each year the building is completely transformed with a secret theme in mind. The decorations are put together by a committee of students, either builders or painters. Working from October to the day before D*** F*****, painting scenes on huge boards and building props to bring the theme to life!


Although D*** F***** started years ago, and on a much smaller scale, it is still one of the most loved nights at the union and the effort put in by the committee and the board to make it happen every year is no less than extraordinary.

These days more than 1500 students come through the building every year, making it the largest night on the Union's calendar. 

Glasgow University Union presents the 114th D*** F***** BALL

Glasgow University Union is proud to announce the return of our annual D*** F***** Ball in its 114th year. On Friday 15th December get ready for 12 hours of music, dancing, the transformation of the Union into this year's secret theme alongside many more surprises.


Dress code: Black Tie


20:00 - 08:00



Tickets to the 114th D*** F***** will be released soon! Keep a watch of our social media pages to find out when and where.


You must present your physical ticket on the doors for entry alongside ID, photos of tickets and ID or QR codes will not be accepted.


Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable so if you are unable to attend you can sell your ticket; however, the GUU cannot facilitate this.


Due to the transferable nature of tickets, the GUU are unable to replace missing tickets.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing a transferred ticket, tickets are physical and NOT a QR code.

- D*** F***** Building and Painting committee -

D*** F***** is made possibel every year by our amazing crew of builders and painters who help decorate the building. The Builders are responsible for creating large canvases as well as various props while the Painters decorate these canvases and props in line with the chosen theme.

If you are looking to apply to join the DF Building or Painting crew please download and complete the application then email your submission to


The deadline for building and painting applications is 11:59pm on the 28th of September 2023. 



Make sure to hit 'Going' on our Facebook event and have your notifications turned on for our Instagram page to be the first to hear about any further D*** F***** announcements.

Any and all enquiries regarding the 114th D*** F***** Ball should be directed to the Honorary Secretary by email on

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