Information to Promovendi 2020

Information about the Conferment of Doctors on June 6, 2020

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 Gothenburg 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 - you are both guests of Chalmers.)

Your supervisor

We will invite your supervisor and partner to attend (free of charge). 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. Only one supervisor can be invited. We will check name with Ladok before confirmation.


Dress code

The dress code for the conferment is tailcoat with white west (frack med vit väst) or long evening dress. 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. We 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). 

For further information:

Last day to order is March 27.


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 April 6.

Rehearsal of conferment

A rehearsal (informal) will take place on Saturday June 6 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.

Published: Wed 18 Dec 2019.