Can children attend the ceremony?
Children are very welcome to attend the ceremony. However, accompanying guests should be ready to go out in the foyer they are disturbing the ceremony. We recommend that you come early and take seats close to the foyer. Please make sure to register children as guests, as they are also counted in the total amount due to the fire regulations.
May I take photos during the ceremony?
Yes you may if it is done discreetly. However, SSE photographers will take pictures during the ceremony and banquet, a group photo of all graduands before the ceremony, as well as on every single graduand receiving the diploma from the President. Information on prices and how to order the photos can be provided via email after the ceremony.
The information below concerns graduates only.
How is the ceremony performed?
All graduands line up in procession, sorted by last name, in Rådsgången inside City Hall. The ceremony starts with graduands descending the stairs into the Blue Hall, where you will take your designated seat (same as on the rehearsal). Ushers will guide you as well.
The President of Stockholm School of Economics opens the diploma ceremony with a speech. Graduands will start to line-up based on seating order, to receive your diploma from the President, and then return to your seat. This goes on until all graduands are graduates. The diploma ceremony will also include entertainment from SSE-students and inspirational speeches, and takes approximately two hours. An the end, all graduates will line up in procession again, and ascend the stairs.
You will meet and greet with your guests back in the Blue Hall, before the banquet in the Golden Hall starts approximately 19.30.
How many guests can I bring to the ceremony?
Since the City Hall has a strict limit on guests, we have to reduce the maximum number of guests per graduand to two for the ceremony, and one for the banquet.