Graduation ceremony

A ceremony in recognition of our students’ effort and hard work!

Graduation is a formal academic ceremony presided over by the Dean and contributed to by an invited speaker and a student representative of the graduating class. Students receive a symbolic diploma during the event, which marks the culmination of their hard work. The ceremony concludes with a rendition of the university anthem and a toast with cava.

ABOUT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY

When is it held?

Graduation ceremonies for master’s degrees traditionally take place during July, while the ceremony for undergraduate degrees takes place at the end of October or the beginning of November. Registration opens approximately one month before the event.

Who can attend?

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES. All students who have completed their academic record during the academic year and have submitted the request for the issue of their degree certificate to the Secretary’s Office for Students and Teaching Staff before the registration period for the ceremony opens.

MASTER’S DEGREES. All master’s students who have completed their studies in the current academic year.

If I still need to obtain some credits to complete my degree, can I attend?

The graduation ceremony is intended to celebrate the end of your university studies, so you need to have completed your academic record and requested the issue of your degree certificate in order to attend. If you have any credits remaining, you will have to wait until the following year.

ABOUT REGISTRATION

How do I register?

You must register using the online application. Enter your details and those of any guests you will be bringing and pay the corresponding fee, following the instructions.

What if I cannot access the application?

Make sure your ID and password are correct. If you have forgotten them, send an email to graduacio.fee@ub.edu.

If you still cannot access the application, it is possible our records do not show that you have completed your studies. In this case, you should send a message to graduacio.fee@ub.edu.

When do I have to register?

You must register within the period indicated on the home page of the application.

Do I have to register?

Yes, registration is compulsory. If you do not register you cannot attend the ceremony.

How do I know if I have registered correctly?

Once you have finished the registration process you will receive an email at the address you have provided, confirming the status of your registration.

What if I do not receive the mail?

Make sure that the address you have provided is correct; if it is, check that the message has not been sent to your spam folder.

Can I change the information I provide when registering?

Yes, you can change your details and those of any guests as long as the registration period is open.

Why do I have to pay?

The graduation ceremony generates expenditure to cover the cost of hiring robes/gowns, the sash, the choir, the diplomas and the glass of cava. By paying a small fee you support the contribution made by the Faculty.

What if I forget to pay?

Fees must be paid by the end of the registration period. If there is no record of payment once registration has closed, your registration will be cancelled.

What if unforeseen circumstances prevent me from attending? Will I be reimbursed?

Fees can only be returned during the registration period. You should contact us at graduacio.fee@ub.edu, if you are unable to attend. Your registration will be cancelled and any fee you have paid will be refunded.

No fees will be returned once registration has closed.

Do I need to sit for the graduation photograph in order to attend the graduation ceremony?

No, these are two separate events. The graduation photograph is organized between students of the graduating class.

The graduation ceremony is a formal event organized by the Faculty for students who have finished their studies.

ABOUT INVITATIONS

Can guests attend the ceremony?

Subject to the maximum capacity, each student may invite two guests. Places are assigned strictly in order of registration.

Are guests also required to pay?

No, the fee is per student. Guests do not pay to attend the ceremony.

Can I be accompanied by more than two guests?

The rooms used for graduation ceremonies have limited capacities. For security reasons, no more than two guests per student can be invited.

Can children attend the ceremony?

We understand that graduates want to be accompanied by their families during the event, but you should be aware that a formal graduation ceremony is not suitable for young children. Please also keep in mind that pushchairs/strollers cannot be brought into the rooms.

ABOUT SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

What if I have special requirements?

If you or any of your guests have special requirements due to functional diversity, please contact us at graduacio.fee@ub.edu so that the Faculty can make the necessary arrangements.

ABOUT CLOTHING

How should I dress for the ceremony?

There is no specific dress code. As a graduate you will wear a gown and a sash, which will be provided on the day of the event. Photographs of previous editions are available if you are unsure what these items look like.

ABOUT THE DAY OF THE EVENT

What time should I arrive?

The event begins at 7 p.m., but as a graduate you should arrive at or shortly after 6 p.m. to be accredited and to collect your sash – which you can keep as a souvenir – and gown. To collect the gown, you will have to leave your ID card or passport, which you will get back when you return the gown.

What time should my guests arrive?

Guests will be admitted to the Aula Magna from 6.30 p.m.

Where do I sit?

You will be assigned a specific seat together with other students from your course of study, who will be seated in alphabetical order.

Can I sit with my guests?

No, guests are seated together in another area of the Aula Magna

How long does the ceremony last?

The ceremony lasts approximately one hour. A glass of cava will be served at the end.

If I do not attend the graduation ceremony, will I receive the diploma?

No, the diploma is symbolic and is only issued during the graduation ceremony. The official degree certificate is requested and collected from the Secretary’s Office for Students and Teaching Staff.

Can I acquire photographs of the ceremony?

Yes, official photographs can be purchased via a link sent to graduates in the days after the ceremony.

What happens next?

Once you have completed your studies and formally graduated, the Faculty encourages you to maintain your ties with us throughout your professional life via The Alumni Wall.