Graduation Ceremony of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

The annual Graduation Ceremony of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping University is open to all recently graduated students. Bring family and friends to celebrate your academic achievement!
Graduation Ceremony of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping Concert & Congress Hall, 27 November 2021. Photo credit Peter Holgersson

We are offering two ceremonies in 2022 – one in June and another one in November.

Saturday 26 November 2022

Who are invited?

We are inviting graduates who obtained their degrees from the Faculty of Science and Engineering in 2022 (undergraduate and postgraduate education, not PhD studies).

After completing all programme courses, you have to apply for a degree certificate from the Office of Degree Administration. They need your application no later than 16 September 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.

As a graduate you are not restricted to a specific Ceremony. Should you prefer to attend a future event, please contact us.

Registration is mandatory for attending the Ceremony and the dinner.

Venue

Linköping Concert & Congress Hall, the Crusell Hall and the Garden Restaurant
Konsistoriegatan 7, Linköping

Dress code

Suit or a nice evening gown, skirt, or trouser suit – long or short. We also love to see traditional Swedish costumes.

Diploma Ceremony

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.

Cost

The Ceremony is free of charge.

Guests

Graduates must RSVP in order to participate. Graduates may invite any number of guests to the Ceremony.

Set times

There will be one joint Ceremony for all 300 graduates on 26 November. Graduates should arrive at the Concert & Congress Hall at 1:30pm for at joint rehearsal. The Ceremony begins at 4pm.

6-9pm: Dinner

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.

View the menu (pdf)

Cost

Adults: SEK 750 (non-alcoholic drinks: SEK 725)
Children up to 12 years: SEK 350

The price includes the ceremonial toast, one glass of wine for the starter and 1.5 glasses of wine for the main course, coffee/tea and a sweet.

Guests

All graduates who wish to participate will be offered a dinner seat. Our ambition is that every graduate should be able to invite three guests. However, 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.

Seating

There will be a seating plan. Graduates will be seated with their families and also 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!

Registration

Registrations for the November Ceremony is now closed. We will send confirmations via e-mail by mid-November.

If you would like to cancel your dinner reservation, you may do so until 17 November. Cancellations beyond this date will not be eligible for a refund.

FAQ

Can there be two Ceremonies in the same day?

If there are too many graduates to accommodate all of you on stage in the Concert Hall, we will organise two Ceremonies on the same day.

Which of the two 26 November ceremonies am I supposed to attend?

Graduates who are registered for the 26 November event have one joint Ceremony at 4pm. However, graduates should gather at the Consert & Congress Hall already at 1:30pm for a rehearsal.

Is it possible to swap ceremonies?

Unfortunately, no – due to extensive preparations there is no room for changes.

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?

The official degree certificate that is sent to you contains all of your degrees. At the Ceremony you will receive a diploma with one of your degrees. The diploma belongs to the Ceremony and is only given out there. Should you cancel, you have an opportunity to participate at an upcoming event. We are not sending diplomas by mail to graduates who are not attending the Ceremony.

When should relatives and guests arrive at the Concert & Congress Hall?

We recommend that relatives and guests arrive at the Concert Hall at least 45 minutes prior to the Ceremony.

Why do graduates have to gather at the Concert & Congress Hall such a long time before the Ceremony starts?

Before the Ceremony starts, diplomands have to practise: walking in and out, possibly also a change of stage, as well as receiving the diplomas. A dress rehearsal makes the Ceremony run smoothly.

Do graduates have to be dressed up when gathering at the Concert & Congress Hall?

Not necessarily, however please be aware that there is limited time and space to change afterwards.

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 onePlease note that student party committee/peer student dress suits are not acceptable.

Do I have to attend the dinner after the Ceremony?

No. The Ceremony and the dinner are two separate events.

When will I receive my confirmation?

We will send the confirmation to your e-mail address in mid-November. The confirmation holds information about your degree title, the ceremony you will participate in, your dinner reservation, and payment instructions.

Can I pay online?

Yes. Our bank giro number is 5050-0016. State your full name and personal identity/co-ordination number. Please also put ”Graduation Ceremony” in the free text field.

Contact

Faculty of Science and Engineering