School's Graduation CeremonyMartin Braun
Graduation Ceremony: FAQ
Who is invited to the ceremony?
All those graduates will be invited whose graduation certificate has been completed and signed by the Dean and the Dean of Studies prior to the ceremony, so that these graduates will still have sufficient time to organize their attendance at the ceremony. Those graduates who have already been informed about the ceremony can - if they wish - receive an invitation up to two days prior to the ceremony, providing of course that their certificate has been duly signed. They should contact the Dean's Office. All those graduates who do not wish to be invited at short notice will naturally receive an invitation to the following year's ceremony.
What should I wear?
There is no official dresscode and anybody attending the ceremony can wear whatever they choose. However, as the ceremony is a formal event, men tend to wear a suit and women tend to wear a costume, a trouser suit, or perhaps a cocktail dress, but no full-length gowns.
What is the time schedule?
Graduates and their guests are requested to be present in the aula of the University's Main Building by 16.30 hours, so that the ceremony can begin on time at 17.00 hours. The orchestra of the University will be playing, an introductory speech will be held, and a graduate will also give a talk. Then, all graduates are individually called to the stage, where they are symbolically presented with a copy of their certificate. The official part of the ceremony is over by about 19.00 hours, depending of course on the length of the various speeches, pieces of music, and the number of graduates being awarded their certificates.
Will there be any food?
Following the ceremony, sparkling wine and canapés will be served to all.
Will photos be taken?
This year there will be an official photo-point, where a photographer will take photos of the graduates with their family and friends.
How can I obtain the photos?
After the Graduation Ceremony, photos will be sent via mail.