CURRENT GRADUATION DATES
- Bachelor graduation for June graduates takes place on October 3rd-5th 2023 in the Profesní dům Hall, Malostranské náměstí 25, Prague 1, map (exact date to be specified)
- Master graduation for June graduates takes place on September 14th 2023 at 9 a.m. in the Carolinum Great Hall, Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1, map
- Doctoral graduation takes place in the Carolinum Great Hall, Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1, map
You can find the exact date and time of your graduation in your profile in SIS and in the invitation that you will receive by e-mail. If you have any questions, contact the International Office at email@example.com.
Can I change the graduation date?
No. If you find out that you cannot attend the graduation ceremony, reach out to the International office and we will try to find an individual solution.
Can I collect the diploma without the graduation ceremony?
Yes, the diplomas can be collected in the International Office by prior arrangement. You will arrive at the IO, you will sign a power of attorney so we can sign the registry book on your behalf, and you will receive the diploma.
What to do if I cannot collect the diploma in person?
You have to send a signed original of the power of attorney via post to the International Office (Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Smetanovo nabrezi 6, 110 01 Prague 1, Czech Republic) and we will ship the diploma to your address. You can also sign the power of attorney at the IO in advance before you leave the country. Download the power of attorney here (fill in the English part).
What to do if I want to state my maiden name in the diploma?
Graduates' maiden names are not normally stated in the diplomas. If you require the maiden name to be entered in the diploma, you have to submit a written request to the International Office immediately after completing the final state exam. Along with the application, a copy of the birth certificate or other official document that can be used to prove the change must also be submitted.
Is there a dress code for the graduation?
Semi-formal dress code is recommended. At minimum, suit pants and white shirt for men, skirt with a dress top for women. Suit with a tie/bowtie for men and pant suit or cocktail dress for women are ideal. Students who don't adhere to the dress code (wearing jeans, graphic shirts, sneakers, etc.) will unfortunately not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.
Is the graduation ceremony in English?
Yes, the ceremony is either in English or both in English and Czech if the Czech students are present.
When should I arrive to the graduation ceremony?
Please arrive at least 45 minutes in advance.
How many guests can I bring to the graduation ceremony?
At Bachelor graduations, the maximum number of guests is limited to 5 per graduate. For other graduations, the number of guests is not limited thanks to the large capacity in Carolinum Great Hall. In any case, we do not recommend the participation of children under 4 years of age, for whom the program is long and boring and who end up disturbing the ceremony.
Is it possible to take photos during the graduation ceremony?
The video and photos from the graduation are provided by a professional company and can be ordered on the spot. Please inform the guests that getting up and moving around the hall during the ceremony in order to take photos and videos is forbidden. Taking photos from your seats is allowed.
Where can I get photos from the professional photographer who took pictures of us at the graduation ceremony?
All photos and DVDs can be found and ordered at www.promoce.cz.
GRADUATION CEREMONY PROCEDURE
If you want to be thoroughly prepared for the ceremony, you can read the entire graduation ceremony procedure in the Matriculation and Graduation Code below.