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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 11 May 2021)

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For graduating students

On Friday, the 4th of June, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) will hold a digital ceremony to honor graduating students.

We welcome graduating students at USBEs all programs and single subject courses to the Graduation Ceremony. The event, and the mingle before, will be digital this year and we will do our best to create a memorable graduation for you.

Date: Friday, the 4th of June
The mingle: The mingle starts 3 p.m.
The ceremony: The “live on tape” ceremony starts 3.30 p.m. and end approximately 4.30 p.m.

Sign up is required and should be done before April 30.

Form is closed

The mingle

The mingle will take place in smaller groups in zoom. There will be one mingle for each program. If you do not join any program, you will be placed in a group. Guests cannot join the mingle, it is for graduating students and some staff only.  

Information about the ceremony

USBEs Dean Sofia Lundberg will guide you during the ceremony which will be “live on tape” and you will also be personally acknowledged. There will be musical entertainment, greetings from alumni and presentations of awards. As usual, we switch between Swedish and English languages during the ceremony.

Personally acknowledged during the ceremony

If you like to be personally acknowledged during the ceremony you have to upload a picture of yourself. We will then on the 4th of June, show pictures of all graduating students one after another during the ceremony. Exactly like if you have been walking up to the stage in Aula Nordica to receive the certificate from the dean.

Ceremonial certificate for registered students

If you have registered and uploaded a picture you have the opportunity to order a ceremonial certificate to be sent to you.

Further information

Further information will be sent out to all registered students with instructions on how to upload the picture when sign up has been closed.

Family and friends

The link to the ceremony will be sent out some days before the 4th of June. Then you can share the link with your family and friends.

Send in congratulations

We invite family and friends to you to send in congratulations and greetings to you. It will be shown in a rolling text at the bottom of the screen during the personal acknowledgments. The text can be no more than 100 signs (including blanks) and should include the name of the student.

Here are some examples of what you can write:

  • Congratulations Muhammad Hossain from your loving wife Susanna!
  • Your are the best Marlene Scott! Best wishes from your friends Peter, Mary and Stuart!
  • I am so proud of you Chen Lee. Your grandmother.

Submit your congratulations here no later than May 15.

If you do not sign up

If you do not sign up you will not be personally acknowledged.
Then you can follow the ceremony as a guest or watch it afterwards.
The link for the ceremony will be announced in time for the 4th of June and is available 10 days after.

Welcome to the Graduation Ceremony 2021!

If you have any questions about the ceremony, please contact susanne.schmidt@umu.se.