Academic Ceremonies

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Detailed information for other distinguished guests

Stockholm University arranges a combined ceremony for the conferment of doctoral degrees and inauguration of new professors on Friday 29th September 2017. The ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall and will be followed by a banquet in the Gold Hall and dancing in the Blue Hall.

The ceremony and the banquet

The ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday 30 September in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall. The banquet will be served around 8 p.m. in the Gold Hall followed by ball room dancing in the Blue Hall.

Honorary doctorates, jubilee doctors, recipients of the Award for Good Teaching and the Stockholm University Gold Medal and other distinguished guests are invited with partner to the ceremony and the following banquet, free of charge. 

Academic advisors will receive a personal invitation for the ceremony and banquet only if their particular student is attending the conferment ceremony. The subsidized banquet ticket for the advisor is 750 SEK.

Honorary doctorates and jubilee doctors may bring additional guests to the ceremony (free of charge) and the banquet (1500 SEK).


Registration for the ceremony and the following banquet will open when the invitations have been sent, in June. Please follow the link printed on your invitation card.


Our recommendation is that small children should not attend the conferment ceremony.


Formal dress is required at the conferment ceremony and the banquet. This may be either ”white tie and tails” with a white vest (may include orders/medallions) or an evening gown. There are no dress requirements for those guests who will only attend the conferment ceremony in the Blue Hall.


An obligatory rehearsal for honorary doctors, jubilee doctors, new doctors and new professors will take place in the Blue Hall at the City Hall at 4.00 P.M. the day before the conferment ceremony, i.e. Thursday 28 September 2017. This usually takes about 1 1/2 hours.

Insignia presented during the ceremony

During the ceremony proceedings honorary doctorates will be presented with a doctoral hat (Faculty of Law) or a laurel wreath (the other faculties) as well as a diploma and a doctoral ring. Jubilee doctors receive a diploma. The organization committee will order the insignia.

Photography and live broadcast

Professional photographers will be at hand to take pictures during the entire ceremony. Photos from 2015 can be seen here and previous years' photos here.

The ceremony is broadcast live on and the film will also later be found at the same web page.


Please notify us as soon as possible on


If you have any questions concerning the conferment ceremony please contact Master of Ceremonies, Anne Heikkinen Sandberg on e-mail or by telephone +46-8 16 4716.


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Academic ceremonies

Conferment of Doctoral Degrees and Inauguration of New Professors

Conferment of Master's Degrees

Master of Ceremonies
Phone: +46-8-164716