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2016 PhD graduation ceremony: registration is open!

The 2016 PhD graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Grand Rex auditorium. This special time aims to promote the quality of work and the success of our doctoral graduates. It honors all doctoral graduates from the universities of Paris-Sorbonne, Pierre et Marie Curie, the French National Museum of Natural History, UTC and INSEAD.

The 2016 Sorbonne University PhD graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Grand Rex auditorium.

Doctoral graduates, please come and mark the occasion and then join your families to celebrate the end of what you will always remember as a scientific, intellectual, and personal adventure.

 

Practical information

Program

> 1:30 pm: doors open for doctoral graduates

> 2:00 pm: doors open for guests

> 3:30 – 6:30 pm: ceremony

> 7:00 – 8:30 pm: cocktail hour 

 

Frequently asked questions

 

How do I know if my registration has been received?

A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail address.

You will receive an electronic ticket several days before the event.

 

When should I arrive?

 We ask that you arrive starting at 1:30 pm to pick up your bag, which includes your cap and gown and your honorary diploma.

 

Do I need to bring a ticket?

 You will receive an electronic ticket several days before the event. You will need to print it and present it at the reception desk to receive the bag with your name on it, containing your cap and gown and your honorary diploma.

 

How many of my friends and family can I invite? Can I reserve extra seats?

 To ensure that all doctoral grads can invite friends and family members to the ceremony, each doctoral grad may invite a maximum of two guests. No extra seats will be provided.

 

When should my guests arrive?

 Your guests should arrive starting at 2:00 pm with their printed ticket.

Electronic tickets for your guests will be sent to you by e-mail several days before the event. You can forward them directly to your guests.

 

Are guest seats transferable?

Sorbonne University asks you to name a maximum of two people when you register. If one of your guests is unable to attend, you may forward the e-mailed invitation to another person. That guest simply needs to present the printed ticket at the reception desk. The unique barcode will allow him or her to enter the ceremony.

 

What if my guests don’t have access to a printer?

Your guests can simply show their smartphone with the barcode on the electronic ticket, which you will have forwarded to them. There will also be a kiosk available to print tickets on the day of the ceremony.

 

My seats aren’t numbered; will my guests be able to sit together?

 Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Our team will seat your guests together.

 

How long is the ceremony?

The ceremony lasts approximately three hours. It is followed by a cocktail hour. You will find the program just above this box.

 

Is the room accessible for persons with disabilities?

The room is accessible for guests with reduced mobility, and the stage is also accessible for doctoral graduates in wheelchairs. Please let us know if this applies to you.

 

How will I receive my gown?

The gown is part of the pack you will receive when you arrive on the day of the ceremony. Gowns will not be sent out in advance.

 

You have two options:

  • Rent: Write a check for €25, made out to Sorbonne University. On the back, include your full name and the comment “rental/location.” The check will be given back when you return your gown (before 7:00 pm on 6/11/2016).
  • Buy: Write a check for €25, made out to Sorbonne University. On the back, include your full name and the comment “purchase/achat.” 

 

Can I invite a young child to the ceremony?

We strongly encourage you not to bring children under the age of 8.

 

 

 

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