Invitation and registration
Will I automatically receive an invitation to this year's Academic Ceremony if I have defended my thesis since the last ceremony, or am a new professor? Where will the invitation be sent?
I have received an invitation to this year's Academic Ceremony, but am unable to attend. Can I choose to be conferred at another time instead?
It is possible to postpone your conferment to the upcoming two ceremonies, but only if there’s room. If you want to postpone your conferment it’s your responsibility to contact firstname.lastname@example.org in January the year you wish to attend and ask for an invitation.
I have received an invitation to this year's Academic Ceremony and I want to register. How do I do this?
I have sent an email to email@example.com that I want to attend the Academic Ceremony. Does that count as registration?
How do I know that you have received my registration and that I am registered?
Can I register after the registration deadline?
No, unfortunately not.
What do I do if I have submitted my registration but want to edit it?
The Academic Ceremony
Are there dedicated parking spaces at Linköping Konsert & Kongress?
Will return bus transport be arranged between Norrköping and Linköping?
Is it compulsory to attend the combined meeting and rehearsal that takes place the same day as the ceremony?
Should I wear my formal clothing at the rehearsal?
Should my guest join me at rehearsal?
What is meant by 'white tie'? (In Swedish 'högtidsdräkt')
Should I wear gloves and cover my shoulders if I wear a shoulderless gown?
I am a new doctor/professor and the invitation says white tie. Under the headline 'Promotion of new doctors' it says free choice of clothing. How should I dress?
Can LiU help me arrange formal wear and/or a doctor's hat?
Unfortunately, this is not possible.
Should I change my outfit between the ceremony and the dinner?
May children attend the ceremony?
What are the rules for taking photos and filming the ceremony?
Will LiU take photographs during the ceremony that I can access?
How long is the ceremony?
What do a doctor's hat and wreath cost?
As a new doctor, must I wear something on ny head for the ceremony?
As a new doctor, should I wear a hat or a wreath?
How do I go about buying a wreath?
When ordering a wreath, I am to specify my head measurement. How do I measure this correctly?
I am paying for my wreath to LiU's account. Do I need to enter a message or an OCR number?
I need to get at doctor's hat. How do I go about this?
If I purchase a hat from the hatter, where will it be delivered to?
If I buy a hat from the hatter/order a wreath and it is delivered directly to Louis de Geer, will I be able to try it on before the ceremony?
What do I do if my doctor's hat/wreath does not fit?
As a new doctor, if I borrow or hire a doctor's hat, should I bring it to the rehearsal, or do I hand it in?
Can I have a friend drop off a borrowed doctor's hat to the Master och Ceremonies, or do I have to bring it in myself, at the times specified?
Do I only wear the doctor's hat during the ceremony, or do I also wear it at other times, later in the evening?
I am a new professor. Do I have to wear a doctor's hat?
I am a new professor and have been conferred at another university. Should I wear the doctor's hat I received at my conferment to the ceremony?
I am a new professor. I was conferred to Doctor of Philosophy and received a wreath. Should I wear that in my installation to professor?
At the ceremony, doctor's rings aren't presented to new doctors. Can I still buy one, and wear it during the ceremony?
When do I get my diploma and what is its significance?
May anyone attend the ceremony?
A friend of mine who uses a wheelchair would like to attend the ceremony. Can a special place be arranged?
Yes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the dinner, what will the seating arrangements be?
May I bring children to the dinner?
May I bring a child in a pram?
Must my dinner guest wear formal dress?
May I bring more guests to the dinner than are on the invitation, if I pay for their meals?
As a new doctor I may invite three guests. Do I pay for any of them and how do I make the payment?
Does my husband/wife/significant other count as one of the three guests I may invite?
I have friends who are promoted at the same ceremony. May we be placed close to each other at the dinner?
Can I order a vegetarian meal?
Will there be alcohol-free drinks?
I have more than one supervisor that I want to invite to the ceremony. How do I do?
If my principal supervisor is not able to attend, can I specify my secondary supervisor in the registration instead