25 November 2023
Who is invited?
We are welcoming students who have graduated from undergraduate and postgraduate education (not PhD studies) of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. We are sending out invitations to 2023 graduates only, since they are the ones we have addresses to. Earlier graduates may also join the ceremony, but if you are one of those you need to contact us first. Graduates are not restricted to a specific Ceremony – it is perfectly fine to attend a future event.
After completing all programme courses, you must apply for a degree certificate from the Office of Degree Administration. They need your application no later than 31 August to ensure that your certificate is ready in time for the November Ceremony. For further information on how to apply for a degree, please go here.
Registration is mandatory for attending the Ceremony and the dinner.
Linköping Concert & Congress Hall, the Crusell Hall and the Garden Restaurant
Konsistoriegatan 7, Linköping
Suit or a nice evening gown, skirt, or trouser suit – long or short. We also love to see traditional Swedish costumes.
The Ceremony is led by our Director Festivitatis. Diplomas are presented by the Dean/the Pro Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Afterwards we join in a celebratory toast.
Please note that the Ceremony is in Swedish.
The Ceremony is free of charge.
Graduates must RSVP in order to participate. Graduates may invite any number of guests to the Ceremony.
After registrations are closed, we will decide in November whether there will be one or two Ceremonies. Set times will then be posted here and via e-mail. We recommend that you already plan to arrive at the Concert & Congress Hall at 12pm om 25 November.
In the evening there is an optional studentesque dinner at Restaurant Garden in Linköping Concert & Congress Hall, with a current or former Faculty of Science and Engineering student acting as toastmaster. There will be entertainment and speeches by LiU students, staff and alumni.
Adults: SEK 750 (non-alcoholic drinks: SEK 725) - price may be adjusted
Children up to 12 years: SEK 350 - price may be adjusted
The price includes one glass of sparkling wine for the ceremonial toast, starter, main course with wine, coffee/tea and a chocolate praline.
Our ambition is to let every graduate participate in the dinner along with three guests. Unfortunately, the restaurant has a limited capacity and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. In your confirmation e-mail we will inform you how many seats we have reserved for you and your guests.
There will be a seating plan. We are trying to seat graduates with their families and adjacent to other graduates from the same programme.
9:30pm-1am: Night-time mingle and dance
Celebrations will continue throughout the night with live music courtesy of student bands. Expect spontaneous dancing, laughter and networking opportunities!
Registrations for the 25 November Ceremony will open in early November when the invitation is sent out via e-mail. Registrations are required both for the Ceremony and the dinner.
You may cancel your dinner reservation up until 10 days before the Ceremony. Cancellations beyond this date will not be eligible for a refund.
Why do I have to finish my degree such a long time in advance of the Ceremony?
It takes up to three months for us to process a full application. The processing time is often longer during the summer and autumn, due to high workload. Your application must then be registered in LADOK so that we can send out the invitation. After registering your reply, we will order your diploma which also has to be printed and signed. A list of attendees is then forwarded to Linköping Concert & Congress Hall and the restaurant so that they can plan the event in detail.
Can I receive more than one diploma?
Can there be two Ceremonies on the same day?
Is it possible to swap ceremonies?
Why do graduates have to gather at the Concert & Congress Hall such a long time before the Ceremony starts?
Do I have to be dressed up when arriving at the Concert & Congress Hall?
What should I wear?
A suit in the colour of your choice. A white shirt and tie, or bowtie. Ladies should wear a nice evening gown, skirt, or trouser suit – long or short. We also love to see traditional/national costumes and dresses. You are also welcome to wear a ”technology hat” (teknologmössa) if you own one. Please note that student party committee/peer student dress suits are not acceptable.