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Graduation ceremony 16.12.2023

Tampere University
LocationKalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere
City centre campus, Main building, Main auditorium
Date16.12.2023 10.00–12.00
LanguageFinnish, English
Entrance feeFree of charge
Students graduating in autumn of 2023

Graduation Ceremonies are annually organised in June and December. They are mainly for master’s degree graduates, but bachelor’s degree graduates who do not have the right to study for a master’s degree may also attend. 

All students who graduated in 2020-23 are welcome to participate in the graduation ceremonies in December 2023. You can also attend the ceremony if your studies are finished but you do not graduate in time for the ceremony. Relatives are welcome to attend the event, up to 2 guest per graduate. 

The graduated students will form a procession that walks into the auditorium led by the President. The relatives and other guests should find places in the auditorium well in advance (half an hour). Diplomas are not given out in the ceremonies. 

The programme of the ceremony:  

  • The Formal Procession at 12.00 
  • Greetings by Representative of the Executive Leadership of Tampere University, Vice President, education, Marja Sutela
  • Alumnispeech, research Liaison Officer Sami Borg, The Foundation for Municipal Development
  • Music, Duo Lotta Marie & Henna Leppänen 
  • The Graduates' Speech, M. Sc. in Computing Sciences Lotta Orsmaa
  • Greetings from TREY Student Union, member of board Julia Malvikko
  • Gaudeamus Igitur 

Information for the graduates 

In December two Graduation Ceremonies are organized:  

  • on Hervanta campus (main auditorium of Festia) at 18.00 on Friday 15, December 2023 (for max 150 graduates). 
  • on city centre campus (main auditorium of Päätalo at 12.00 on Saturday, 16 December 2023 (for max. 250 graduates) 

The ceremony on Hervanta campus is mainly for those who have studied there, but you may also attend a ceremony on city centre campus if that suits you better. Graduates may bring up to two guests to the events. 

The links and deadlines for registering to the ceremonies are:  

The students of early childhood education will provied a childpark-service during the ceremony in lecture hall C9 (near the portrait gallery on floor 2 of Päätalo). 

Unless your faculty advises you differently, graduated students gather about half an hour prior to the event as follows:  

  • Hervanta campus: Festia’s foyer outside the large auditorium 
  • City centre campus: portrait gallery on floor 2 of Päätalo 

The ceremony lasts for about an hour, after which sparkling wine is served outside the auditorium and the guests can congratulate the graduates. 

The dress code is either  

  • a suit (a combination of a jacket, trousers and a dress shirt is also all right as long as the outfit is festive) or 
  • a festive dress, skirt suit, or a trouser suit. 

The same dress code also applies to the guests. On Hervanta campus, wearing the Teekkari cap is recommended. 




Tampere University

Further information

Kyösti Koskela, tel. 050 318 6621,