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FAQ - conferment and installation 2019

Here you'll find the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding practicalities related the ceremonies.


getting to city hall:

How do I find the way to City Hall?
The closest subway station is the Central station. Bus 3 and 53 have bus stops across the street from City Hall. If you are arriving by car, please note that the City Hall has no parking lots for external guests. Nearest parking facility is on Norr Mälarstrand.

How do I enter the Stockholm City Hall?
The entrance is located at Borgargården, Hantverkargatan 1. Doors open from 16.15 for guests and the cloakroom is available in the entrance hall.

dress code & rental of dress suites:

What is the dress code for the ceremony and banquet?

  • Ceremony only: dark suit or white tie or full-length evening dress
  • Ceremony and banquet, or only banquet: white tie or full-length evening dress

White tie: stands for tails with white vest, white bowtie, white shirt, black shoes and black socks. It also translates to national dress or military mess kit or long evening gown.

Evening dress: there is no particular tradition as to the style or color of dresses, only that they be full-length.  

Where can I rent dress suits? 
Dress suits may be rented from:

  • Brudgummen Fest och Högtidskläder: Vattugatan1, phone +46-8-30 01 12
  • Ateljé Royal Högtidskläder: Linnégatan 31, phone +46-8-612 37 35
  • Östermalms Smoking & Frackuthyrning: (men’s wear only), Almlöfsgatan 3 (behind The Dramathical Theatre), phone +46-8-660 28 29. SSE has a discount.

the ceremony:

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 installandi/promovendi before the ceremony, as well as when each individual receives their diploma. Information on prices and how to order the photos will be updated as we approch the ceremony. 

Can children attend the ceremony?
Children are welcome to attend the ceremony. However, accompanying guests should be ready to go out in the foyer with them if they are unable to sit down or be quiet, or are disturbing the ceremony in any other way. 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 due to the fire regulations.


When and where is the banquet held?
The banquet takes place in the Golden Hall in Stockholm City Hall, where a three-course meal with wine will be served, along with entertainment. It is estimated to start at 19.30 and finish at about 22.00. Following the banquet, live music begins in the Blue Hall, where coffee is served and a bar opens (drinks at your own expense). 

I have special dietary requirements, what do I do?
Please state your special food requirements in the designated fields in the RSVP-form.

How are we seated at the banquet? 
Promovendi and installandi are seated together with "their" invited guests. You also have the possibility to send us your seating preferences, if you for example wish to be placed next to one of your fellow promovendi. 

What is the cost for the banquet? 
Installandi and promovendi, along with one guest each, are guests of SSE at the banquet. Installandi and promovendi 
may invite additional guests to the banquet, at the the cost SEK 1650 per person. 

Guests can choose to attend the ceremony only, at no cost. 

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