Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the LTU academic ceremony.
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Registration is done via link from the second week of September on:
Formal dress is required at the academic ceremony and banquet reception. For men this means tail. To the tail wear white vest or belt and white bow tie, black socks and black shoes or evening gown. Adjunct professors who will receive diplomas wear evening dress. For women formal wear is long dress or two piece garment with long skirt. The dress can be in any color.
Other types of formal wear such as uniforms and traditional dress may occur. Consult master of ceremonies.
Male guests who will attend the banquet after the ceremony are dressed in tail or dark suit and female in evening dress.
Children and young people, often just wear shirt with tie and trousers. Girls wear dresses of any length.
There are no dress requirements for those guests who will only attend the conferment ceremony in the Aula Aurora.
Look at the web or in the telephone directory.
Admission to the ceremony at the Aula Aurora ticket is required. Tickets are free and are obtained via e-mail after registration for the ceremony.
Guests should be seated in the aula no later than 3.45 p. m. The ceremony will take about two hours.
Our recommendation is that children should not attend the academic ceremony. The event is of little satisfaction to children as it requires that they have to sit still for about two hours. Children rarely have any enjoyment of the ceremony. Children who are moving or talking can be distracting. Try to arrange a babysitter!
Children participate under the same conditions as the adults at the banquet. The same food is served, the envelopes are succumbed the same way. It is up to the parents to decide if the children have benefit of the banquet. For those who want to bring baby in a pram, make note in the registration form.
Private photography during the ceremony is permitted from each seat. Please avoid loud, annoying and bulky cameras.
Photographing with hired photographer takes place during and after the ceremony. The photos will be available for order on this web about two weeks after the ceremony.
The faculties at Luleå University bestows the doctoral hat as a gift to the degree conferred.
Hatter Marie Fredberg Lindström is the one who sews the hats, phone +46 (0) 11 - 589 96.
However, you must measure you head for right size of the hat. Any cost for measurement, you pay yourself. You can do that in Luleå at Skräddar´n, Tullgatan 12, telephone +46 (0) 920-691 19.
Hat Measurements can for instance also be tested in:
If you don’t measure your head in Luleå you have to send the measurement to the hatter Marie Fredberg-Lindström who sew the hats:
617 32 Skärblacka
Note Promotion in Luleå and your name. Please make an appointment for measure the head as soon as possibly but not later than October 7.
If you are a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) /Filosofie doktor and wish to be conferred with laurel wreath, please notify the master of ceremonies.
During the ceremony, the handing over of the ring takes place symbolically.
The conferment ceremony is purely voluntary and has no legal significance. Individuals who have defended their thesis and received a degree have the same right to purchase both doctoral ring and doctoral hat, without the obligation of participating in the actual ceremony. The doctoral ring may be acquired from The Student Association of Engeineering. If you want the ring to the ceremony the last order date is 20 September.
The diploma is proof that one is a degree conferred. Those who do not attend the ceremony will not receive a diploma.
Georg Sörman AB at St. Eriksgatan 41 in Stockholm embroider tail collars. They have the pattern of Luleå University of Technology.
e-mail georg.sorman @ georgsorman.se
telephone +46 (0) 8-651 33 13.
In order that the ceremony will flow as elegant as possible a repetition and review of the ceremony takes place at the Aula Aurora. It starts at 15.00 on Friday before the actual ceremony day.
In the registration form you can inform if you or your guests wish another diet.
Alcohol-free wine or mineral water is always served to the person who so desires. Table water is available.
At the dinner you will be placed with your guests and colleagues from the same department. If you have any special wishes these should be made in the registration form for the ceremony.
Banquet cancellations should be notified immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org or + 46 (0) 70 539 16 05. If you confirm you cancel later than one week before the ceremony, the fee is not refund.
The academic ceremonies is administered by the master of ceremonies Birgitta Olovsson with ceremony administrators.
Birgitta.Olovsson @ ltu.se
Telephone +46 (0) 920 49 16 05
Mobile + 46 (0) 70 539 16 05