Graduation Ceremony

Graduation ceremony 2019

The Graduation Ceremony and graduation dinner are held to pay tribute to newly graduated architects, masters of science in engineering and master's degree holders from Chalmers University of Technology.

About the ceremony

The ceremony begins with the Chalmers anthem. The President gives a welcome speech after which the ceremony continues with alternate entertainment and speeches to the newly graduated. The participants step up onto stage, in groups, to receive a diploma from the President and leave by the other side. This used to symbolize that they will now move forward in life and have the right to teach others.

The diploma is a memory of the day and does not fulfill any formal function. Your degree certificate is your proof of your degree. The diploma is not to be confused with the degree certificate. The ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate his degree at Chalmers University of Technology!

Graduation ceremonies are held three times a year, winter, spring and autumn.
The ceremonies take place at conference hall RunAn and conclude with a mingle in the Volvo foyer, see details below.
The dinner takes place at the Student Union restaurant starting at. 18:30.

For your participation
To participate in the Graduation Ceremony, you need to have your degree certificate issued by the Office of Degrees.

Before you apply, it is important to check the following:
• All courses, including the master's thesis, required for your degree must be reported with a final mark.
• In order to obtain a degree of Master of Science (120 credits) the student must hold an undergraduate degree such as a Bachelor of Science or an equivalent foreign qualification.
• Make sure you have paid your membership fee to the Student Union.*
* Please note, Student Union membership is included in the tuition fee for tuition fee paying students (including scholarship students)
NOTE! The processing time is about 8 weeks at the exam unit. An application that is not complete, where the study result or the credit calculations are missing, may be rejected.

Apply for your Degree Certificate here>>

Celebrate your achievement
To celebrate your achievement, you are most welcome to attend Chalmers graduation ceremony and dinner.

The invitation to the graduation ceremony is sent out to everyone who has received their degree.

If you have your degree issued in July, August and September, you will be invited to attend the winter ceremony in January next year. The invitation will be sent out in the beginning of December.

If you have your degree issued in October, November, December, and January, you will receive an invitation to attend the spring ceremony in April next year. The invitation will be sent out in the beginning of March.

If you have your degree issued in February, March, April, May and June, you will receive an invitation to attend the autumn ceremony in October. The invitation will be sent out in the beginning of September.

The graduation ceremony costs SEK 135 per person (also graduates).
The graduation dinner costs SEK 595 (also graduates).

Autumn Ceremony
In order to participate in the autumn graduation ceremony on November 21, 2020, your degree certificate have to be issued by June 30. This applies to you who received your degree between February and June 2020.

Invitation is sent out by end of September.

The autumn ceremony:
Date: November 21, 2020. Time will be annonuced after the registration is closed.
Location: Conference hall RunAn

NEW! Due to the current circumstances with covid-19, this ceremony will be adapted according to current restrictions.

Only graduates have the opportunity to attend on site in RunAn, instead the ceremony will be broadcast digitally to enable relatives and friends to take part in the graduation ceremony.

The number of ceremonies that will be performed depends on the number of participants. Information about which ceremony and time you will attend is sent out in good time before the ceremony. 

A small mingling for only the graduates  will be held in the Scania hall after each ceremony. Dinner is canceled.

Winter ceremony
In order to participate in the winter graduation ceremony on January 30, 2021, your degree certificate have to be issued by September 30, 2020. This applies to you who received your degree between July and September 2020.

The winter ceremony:
Note! New Date: January 23, 2021 at. 13.00 and 16.00
Location: Conference hall RunAn

Spring ceremony

To be able to attend the spring graduation ceremony on April 17, 2021, your degree certificate have to be issued by January 31, 2021. This applies to you who received your degree between October 2020 and January 2021.

The spring ceremony:
Date: April 17, 2021 at. 13.00 and 16.00
Location: Conference hall RunAn

If you do not have the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremony you are invited to, based on your degree certificate date, or have questions about the graduation ceremony, contact

Chalmers cap, graduation ring and souvenirs
Celebrate your graduation with the traditional Chalmers cap, graduation ring or other souvenirs.

For more information and ordering, contact the store STORE in the Student Union House, or the webshop
STORE also provides memories from the Chalmer era, such as jewelry, glass or Chalma Mater.

The store STORE will be open during the current graduation days.

Questions and answers, FAQ

May I bring guests?
You can bring three guests with you to both the ceremony and dinner. If you wish to invite more guests, make a note of your requests for extra guests in your registration. We will notify you after the deadline for registration whether you may bring additional guests or not.

Are children allowed to attend the ceremony?
Yes, but your guests should be prepared to go out with them if they interfere. Children seated on their own chair are included in the number of guests you are allowed to invite (three guests) and pay full price.

Are children allowed to attend the dinner?
The dinner is an event for adults, and we do not recommend that children attend.

How do I pay?
Once you have registered  you will receive an email with information on how to pay.
Please note that registration for the ceremony and dinner is binding once you have paid.

What should I wear?
Graduates wear dark suit or suitable dress. National costume can also be worn. Chalmers cap (white for ceremonial occasions) is recommended, but is not compulsory.

Does the dress code also apply to guests?
The dress code for the graduation dinner is a dark suit or suitable dress for everyone. If your guests are only attending the ceremony, the dress code requirement is not mandatory, but we rwgard formal dress code as a sign of respect for you and the other graduates.

Must I attend the dinner after the graduation ceremony?

No, the graduation ceremony and the graduation dinner are two separate events. 

In order to register for the dinner, you must, however, have taken part in the graduation ceremony the same day.


Do you have any further questions?

For questions concerning the graduation ceremony and dinner, please contact Events at
For questions about your degree please contact The Office of Degrees at

Please note that your registration is binding after you have paid the fee. No refunds will be possible.

Published: Thu 15 Oct 2020.