Academic celebration

At Linköping University the main academic tradition is the Commencement Ceremony, which takes place once a year. At this academic celebration doctors are conferred and professors are inaugurated.

Photo credit: Thor Balkhed 

Gala concert

The dates for the next University Gala Concert and Commencement Ceremony are 19-20 May 2017. The concert takes place Friday 19 May 19:00 in Missionskyrkan in Linköping. For tickets, contact

Commencement Ceremony 

The Commencement Ceremony takes place Saturday 20 May in Konsert & Kongress in Linköping. Everyone is welcome (no tickets required). The doors open at 15:30 and guests should take their seats no later than 16:00. The ceremony starts at 16:15 and is estimated to end at about 18:30.

The Vice-Chancellor opens the ceremony with a greeting. This is followed by the inauguration of new professors and the conferment of doctoral degrees.

More about the Commencement Ceremony for employees

Graduation ceremonies

Other academic traditions at Linköping University are the graduation ceremonies, arranged by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the teacher education programmes among others, and the Farewell Ceremony for students on international master's programmes.

General questions

If you have questions about the Commencement Ceremony, e-mail

Contact the Master of Ceremonies

Academic celebration news

All honorary doctors at LiU