Graduation Ceremony

The graduation ceremony and graduation dinner are held to pay tribute to newly graduated Architects, Sea Captains, Naval Engineers, Civil Engineers, Bachelor's of Science, Masters of Science in engineering and graduates in the programs that end with a Bachelor's degree from Chalmers University of Technology.

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Three ceremonies each year

Graduation ceremonies are held three times a year: winter, spring and autumn. You must have received your degree certificate to be able to register.

Winter ceremony 2023

28 January 2023. To participate in the winter graduation ceremony in January, your degree certificate has to be issued no later than 30 September 2022. This applies to you who received your degree between July and September 2022.
Location: Conference hall Runan
Invitation is sent out by end of November/beginning of December.

Spring ceremony 2023

15 April 2023. To participate in the spring graduation ceremony, your degree certificate has to be issued no later than 31 January 2023. This applies to you who received your degree between October 2022 and January 2023. Location: Conference hall Runan
Invitation is sent out by end of February/beginning of March.​

Autumn Ceremony 2023

14 October 2023. To participate in the autumn graduation ceremony in October, your degree certificate has to be issued no later than 30 June 2023. This applies to you who received your degree between February and June 2023.
Location: Conference hall Runan​
Invitation is sent out by end of August/beginning of September.​

You need your degree certificate to apply 

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 that 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.

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 University 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.

The ceremonies take place at conference hall RunAn and conclude with a mingle in the Volvo foyer. Due to the pandemic this can be changed into a digital event.

The dinner, which is optional, takes place at the Student Union restaurant starting at 18:30.

Chalmers cap, graduation ring and souvenirs

Celebrate your graduation with the traditional Chalmers cap, graduation ring or other souvenirs at the store STORE, which also provides memories from the Chalmers era, such as jewelry, glass or Chalma Mater.

For more information and ordering, contact STORE in the Student Union House, or the webshop​

STORE will be open during the graduation days.

Questions and answers, FAQ

The information you receive in the invitation and the registration form takes precedence over the general information below.

Is there a cost to participate?
The graduation ceremony costs SEK 135 per person (also graduates).
The graduation dinner costs SEK 650 (also 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.

May I bring guests?
You can bring three guests with you to both the ceremony and the 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 a confirmaton on email and information on how to pay.
Please note that your registration is binding after you have paid the fee. No refunds will be possible.

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 groomed attire as a sign of respect for you and the other graduates.

Do you have any further questions?

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

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

Page manager Published: Tue 17 Jan 2023.