What's the timing?
All guests are requested to arrive at the faculty building by 3.30 p.m. so that the celebration can begin punctually at 4 p.m. with greetings from the Rector of RWTH Aachen University and the Dean of the Faculty. Afterwards, an inaugural lecture will be held, followed by awards ceremonies for students with outstanding academic achievements and the honouring of doctoral candidates. The graduates' speech is followed by a ceremonial graduate award ceremony.
The official part ends around 19:00 with a warm buffet and a convivial get-together. The student body building organizes for this a party.
How do I get invited?
If you are a graduate, you will receive a personal invitation by post to your address at the Central Examination Office. Please indicate any changes of address in good time.
Will I receive my certificate at the Academic Ceremony?
No, certificates are sent by the Central Examination Office of RWTH Aachen University.
How many guests can I bring?
All Master's graduates and all doctorates may bring along up to three guests.
Is there a dress code?
No, there's no official dress code.
Will photos be taken of the Academic Ceremony?
Yes, photos of the event can be viewed in the picture gallery.