Information about the Conferment of Doctors on May 6, 2017
This information is necessary for those of you who choose to be conferred. A lot to read but important!
Below you find information about invitations to family and friends, dress code, hat and ring, thesis title etc.
You can invite family and friends
You can invite two persons excl. you and your partner to the banquet. Your guests have to pay for the banquet, but you and your partner are guests of Chalmers.
You can add more guests to the ceremony at the Concert Hall. Everyone is welcome but we want to know the number of persons attending.
We do not send out tickets for the ceremony nor the banquet.
What is the cost?
The ceremony is free of charge for everyone.
The banquet costs SEK 795 per person incl. beverages, entertainment and dance after dinner. (Not for you and your partner.)
We will invite you supervisor and partner to attend. You do not have to put him/her on your invitation list. However, we need for you to let us know hers/his name in the registration form.
The dress code for the conferment is tailcoat with white west (frack med vit väst) for men and long evening dress for women. This dress code is valid for all doctors who attend the ceremony and for everyone on the banquet.
Guests who only attend the ceremony can wear suite, not necessarily dark.
We produce a folder with all doctors, honorary doctors, medalists and price winners. I need your help to get the title of your thesis correct. We also check with Ladok. Let us know if there are any special letters etc. They don´t appear in Ladok and can consequently not be seen by us.
Diploma, hat and ring
All promovendi (doctors who are to be conferred) receive a diploma from the hand of this year´s promotor.
If you want a doctoral hat and/or a ring you must order it yourself and pay the costs. Below are the places to contact. Usually not more than 25 % of the participants wear hats.
The doctoral hat is a handicraft and takes time to make (approx.10 weeks).
Last day to order is February 26.
Hovjuvelerare Martin Johansson, Kungsportsavenyn 27, 411 36 Göteborg, tel 031-16 00 50.
Check with the jeweler for correct price.
Last day to order is March 10.
Rehearsal of conferment
A rehearsal (informal) will take place on Saturday May 6th at 9.30 a.m. It takes approx. 1,5 hours and all promovendi shall attend. Make a note of this in your calendar!
We will send you more information about this closer to the ceremony.