Arcada University of Applied Sciences arranges graduation ceremonies twice a year.

Time and place

The first graduation ceremony for the Academic Year 2023-2024 is held 1 March 2024 at 15:00 (for those who have applied for their degree certificate by 31.12.2023). The second ceremony is held 14 June 2024 (for those who have applied for their degree certificate by 31.5.2024).

As a graduate you need to be at Arcada 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.

Invitation and r.s.v.p.

You register for your graduation ceremony at the same time as you apply for your degree certificate. In order to participate in the 14 June 2024 ceremony, you need to submit both your degree certificate application and the event registration no later than 31 May 2024. You will find the link for the event registration in the degree certificate application form.

Graduation procession

The graduates proceed together in the beginning of the ceremony. The entrance is lead by the Rector and faculty. All graduates are requested to be at Arcada no later than 14:30, where we will help you find your correct place in the procession.


Business casual.


No degree certificates are handed out during the graduation ceremony, but all graduates are given roses, a greeting letter and are personally congratulated by the Rector and a representant for your degree programme. The ceremony takes approx. one hour. After the ceremony all graduates, guests and staff join in a toast for our newest alumni. Photographing will be arranged for those who wish.


As a graduate you are welcome to invite two guests to attend the ceremony. Unfortunately the number of guests are limited due to the amount of seats. Please confirm your guests attendance when you confirm your own participation in the ceremony.