Graduation Ceremony

After years of hard work, you have now earned your well-deserved diploma. And we won’t allow that to go unnoticed, because we are proud to be able to call you a Ghent University alumnus.

Even in times of Covid-19, we plan to organise a befitting send-off. Because of these exceptional circumstances, we will actually have 2 graduation ceremonies: a digital one in October and also a real-life faculty meeting.

The information on this page will be updated regularly.
Latest update: Thursday 9 July 2020

Digital celebrationGraduated

On Friday 9 October 2020, Ghent University will organise a digital event for all newly graduated alumni. Let’s celebrate together with friends and family, each from the safety of our own homes and ‘bubbles’. We promise we will make this a night to remember.

More information will be announced at a later time.

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Physical graduation ceremonies

Putting on your gown and cap is a unique milestone in your life. Because we would love to see you again, all Ghent University faculties will organise a real-life, face-to-face gathering, including a photo op.

It goes without saying that this festive occasion must proceed with the highest regard for health and safety. For that reason, we have to observe the national safety measures and recommendations. The timings below are indicative and subject to change due to corona-related measures.

  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy: November 2020
  • Faculty of Law and Criminology: information follows
  • Faculty of Sciences: spring 2021
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: spring 2021
  • Faculty of Engineering and Architecture: October 2020
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration: spring 2021
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: spring 2021
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences: spring 2021
  • Faculty of Bioscience Engineering: November 2020
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: spring 2021
  • Faculty of Political and Social Sciences: spring 2021


Will my parents be invited to the physical graduation ceremony?

This will be determined for every ceremony separately. Among other things, the timing of your proclamation, the number of students and the location determine the possibility to welcome guests in a safe way. Your faculty will provide you with more information about your proclamation.

Where do the physical ceremonies take place?

In most cases, the physical proclamations are organised in the Aula (Voldersstraat 9) and the Ufo (Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33). Your faculty will provide you with more information about your proclamation.

Will I be able to wear a gown and cap?

Yes, it is special to put on your graduation gown and cap. We will make sure that this can be done in complete safety.

When do the physical ceremonies take place?

In most cases the proclamations are organized on Saturdays and Sundays. You will receive an invitation from your faculty with the exact date for your specific proclamation.


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