Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 1 July 2020)

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Spring Graduation 2020

At Spring Graduation the doctoral students who have written, published and successfully defended a thesis are honoured with a conferment ceremony. At the ceremony jubilee doctors, doctors who had their doctoral degree conferred 50 years ago, and award recipients are also honoured.

Spring Graduation in May 2020 is CANCELLED


CANCELLED: 15 May Lecture

The Spring Graduation starts with the award recipients holding lectures and a conversation about teaching expertise. 

CANCELLED: 16 May Ceremony

The Spring Graduation ceremony will take place 16:00 in the Aula Nordica auditorium and is open to the public. At the ceremony the degrees of new doctors and jubilee doctor (doctors who had their doctoral degree conferred 50 years ago) are conferred and thereafter, the awards are distributed.The ceremony lasts for about two hours and is highlighted by songs and music.

The doors to the auditorium will open at 15:30 and the audience must be seated by 15:50. Cloak room is available for free.



Photographing and filming

Umeå University photographs and films/live video streams before and during the ceremony to use in their communication.

Contact the Communications Office at or talk to the staff if you have any objection to appearing in such images.

Contact us

Reach the staff behind the Spring Graduation on

Elena Lindholm, +46 90-786 52 44, Marshal
Marika Wahlberg, +46 90-786 64 64, Communications Officer