Formal celebrations at the autumn graduation ceremony

​What started with singing and dancing an early morning at Götaplatsen ended in a traditional manner in the auditorium at Chalmersplatsen. Nearly 250 newly graduated students received their diploma during the autumn graduation ceremony on November 17.
​After three, four or maybe even five academic years, it was time for the graduating students to receive their diplomas. The auditorium Runan was filled with students together with friends and family on Saturday. With the graduation cap on their head or on their shoulder, the students were ready to receive their diploma, showing that they had completed their education.

During the ceremony, President Stefan Bengtsson, Vice President Maria Knutson Wedel, and President of the Student Union, Gustav Eriksson, spoke to the students, wishing them, in different ways, good luck for what awaits after Chalmers. The students also listened to alumnus Tingting Li who graduated from Chalmers master’s program Supply Chain Management in 2013 and now works as a customs compliance manager at Rolls-Royce in Bristol. She talked about how Chalmers has helped her get where she is today.

“I am proud of what I have achieved so far, and I am particularly grateful for what Chalmers has prepared me for. Chalmers has enabled me to start my career and has also provided a solid foundation for me to quickly accelerate the ladder. I am sure it will be the same for you."

During the graduation ceremony, Chalmers educational prize was also distributed. This year's award winners are Mia Bondelind, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Risat Pathan, Computer Engineering division and Christian Sandström, Technology Management and Economics. The educational prize is awarded each year to encourage teachers to improve and develop the conditions for student learning. This year’s prize winners have in various ways managed to engage and motivate their students in their respective courses.

The Saturday continued with a graduation dinner and entertainment for the graduated students and their families.

Text: Sophia Kristensson

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018. Modified: Wed 21 Nov 2018