Graduation is closing in and though May is far away spring will go by faster than we expect. Graduation must of course be celebrated with a ceremony and a banquet, therefore some important dates are now presented to mark down in your calendar. The graduate needs to be a studying member of the student union for the banquette.

Dates and sign up

For bachelor graduates:
The graduation ceremony and banquet will be held May 18th.
Sign up will open March 19 and close April 19.
Registration for bachelor graduates: https://forms.gle/mpwW22pcJE76cPXf9

For master graduates:
The graduation ceremony and banquet will be held May 25th.
Sign up will open March 19 and close April 19..
Registration for master graduates: https://forms.gle/vDZmc5hSLF3CKwEP8

NOTE! It is completely fine to only register for either the ceremony or the banquet if one wishes to do so. Registration for both the ceremony and banquet is made in the link to the form above.

- A limit is set to 3 guests per graduate for both graduation ceremonies and banquets.
- The deadline for the formal verse is one week after registration has closed (26th of April).
- The verse pub will be held on Thursday and Friday before each banquet.
- The tickets for guests will be sold at a first sold, first served basis.
More information will be published, so keep an eye on the union newsletter!

Preparations for the Graduation 2024

Attire
Dress code for the ball is formal attire. This means tails with a white waistcoat, evening gown, or traditional costume. For a more detailed description, read further down this page.

The graduation ring
If you study agronomy, landscape architecture and landscape engineering and are graduating this spring – then it is time for you to contact our goldsmith Stefan Carlsson for your graduation ring. Make sure to contact him in time, he takes orders until April 19th.

http://goldfinger.nu/

The goldsmith can be found at Vretgränd 6 and is open Tuesdays to Thursdays 09.30am to 05.00pm, and Fridays at 09.30am to 04.00pm.

“Versepub”
Shortly before the graduation banquet is held, graduates and their friends gather together for an evening of “verspub”. During the evening graduates will be honored by appearances from loved ones who show some happy moments they experienced together during their student time. The verse can be a slideshow (power point presentation) or a movie/movies combined with stories and it will be held for a maximum of 15 minutes per graduate. More information will be sent to the person responsible for the individual verse. If you have questions about the ring verse, contact the banquet master at uls_bal@stud.slu.se

“Högtidsvers”/Formal verse
During the graduation ceremony, a speech for each graduate will be read by the prom committee before they are handed a diploma. These are written by friends / family to the graduate and are usually a short text that rhymes, which is about your study time. More information will be sent to the person who is responsible for your formal verse, the verse must be sent no later than 26th of April to uls_ceremoni@stud.slu.se uls_ceremoni@stud.slu.se. Senast en vecka efter stängd anmälan, alltså 26 april 2024. En lagom högtidsvers är ca 4-6 rader lång. Exempel:

Känns fracken festlig eller kanske lite trång?
Njut av stunden – kvällen är lång!
Vi firar Dig med glädje och sång,
i traditionernas spår och som förr mången gång.
Grattis till examen

The day of the ceremony and banquette

Graduation ceremony
All Union members who graduates with a bachelor’s or master's degree will be able to participate in the Ultuna Union’s graduation ceremony, held on the graduation day at the auditorium. The ceremony is a formal event where, among other things, all the graduates can receive an informal diploma on stage. The ceremony will also offer speeches, entertainment and fika. The dress code for the graduation ceremony is white tie. The graduation ceremony is free for all members of the union who graduate, but registration can be done at the union website. REMEMBER! To participate in the ceremony you as a graduate must be a member of the Ultuna Student Union. Guests of the graduate do not have to be members to attend. For questions concerning the ceremony you are more than welcome to contact the ceremony committee at uls_ceremoni@stud.slu.se

Dinner
Dinner starts with pre-dinner drinks at 18dk in the Union house. The seating arrangement will be at the bulletin board on next to the bar. At the bar you will also be given a chance to buy drink tickets for the dinner. The dinner will take place in Syltan. During the dinner, you will sit with your guests and program.

Attire

Dress code for the ball is formal attire. This means tails with a white waistcoat, evening gown, or traditional costume.

Tailcoat:
● Black tailcoat and trousers with silk lapels and lampasse.
● White dress shirt
● White waistcoat
● White bow tie
● Black patent leather shoes or well-polished low shoes of the oxford model are recommended
● Black knee-high socks

Evening gown:
● Floor-length gown
● Arms, collar, back, and shoulders can be exposed as desired
● Permissible accessories include long gloves, clutch purse and shawl.
● Ensure that the shoes cover the toes

Academic insignia and medals are welcome. Ribbon for the gown is worn in a bow on the left chest. For tails, the ribbon is worn diagonally over the chest from the right shoulder, over the shirt but under the waistcoat. A ribbon can be bought in the union house during lunchtime.

Questions?
Regarding banquette: uls_bal@stud.slu.se
Om ceremonin: uls_ceremoni@stud.slu.se