Arcada University of Applied Sciences arranges graduation ceremonies twice a year, the first Friday in March and October. 

Time and place
The graduations ceremonies during the Academic Year 2022-2023 are held 3 March 2023 at 15:00 (for those who have applied for their degree certificate by 31.12.2022) and 6 October 2023 at 15:00 (for those who have applied for their degree certificate by 1.6.2023) in Arcada UAS. As a graduate you need to be at Arcada 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.

Invitation and r.s.v.p.
Confirm your own and your guests attendance at the graduation ceremony by registering in time. The registration link is sent by email (your private email that you give when you apply for your degree certificate) to all graduates that have applied for their degree certificate before the deadline. The registration link is sent out approximately two month before the ceremony.

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.