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Graduation Ceremony 2024

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The next university-wide graduation ceremony for all graduates who graduated between 1 October 2023 and 31 August 2024 will take place on 19 October 2024 at the Telekom Dome in Bonn. You can find all the important information on this page.

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Invitation, registration

The information below applies to all H-BRS graduation ceremonies. This event page is updated regularly.


Graduates whose degree has already been registered with the Examinations Office will receive a personal invitation. If it is foreseeable that your degree with assessment of the final thesis and - depending on the degree programme - colloquium will not take place until shortly before the deadline of 31 August 2024, you will not receive a personal invitation. In this case, you can register online and submit the required documents promptly, by 6 October at the latest.

Registration, admission, end of registration

Registration will be possible from June. There are two things you need to do to register.
1. please complete the online enrolment form (link follows). Please enter a correct and permanently valid e-mail address, as your student e-mail address will be deleted shortly after exmatriculation.
2. send the requested proof of your finalized degree by e-mail to Further information will follow.

After your registration data and proof of graduation have been checked, you will receive your admission to the graduation ceremony by e-mail after approximately one week after registration.

Registration if degree has not been registered yet

Prospective graduates whose degree has not yet been registered with the central examination service will not receive a personal invitation. You can already register for the graduation ceremony if you will finalise your degree by the end of the summer semester on 31 August 2024 - including submission of your thesis and passing the colloquium (if your study programme includes a colloquium).
For admission to the graduation ceremony, it is essential that you submit all necessary proof of graduation in good time, at the latest by the registration deadline on 6 October 2024. Details will follow soon.

Subsequent change of registration

The e-mail after online registration contains all your registration details. The e-mail with the admission to the graduation ceremony is decisive for participation in the ceremony. If you would like to change your registration at a later date, please forward the email you received after online registration to and include your changed details in the email.

Accompanying persons, children at the graduation ceremony

You may bring up to seven accompanying persons. Of course, you can bring children to the celebration. Please be aware that you will be responsible for their supervision. There is no childcare provided on site. Please keep in mind that the ceremony starting at 4 pm offers hardly any attractive program elements for children.

Graduates of past years

Graduates who graduated in the last two years prior to the event and have not yet attended a graduation ceremony may also participate. Please also register online.
Alumni who wish to attend as regular guests, may register by writing an e-mail to

Costs, Dresscode, Rental of Academic Clothing

Here you will find all information about costs, dresscode and rental of academic clothing.


There is no admission charge for the graduation ceremony. You will only incur a cost if you buy drinks or food on site. There is also a fee for renting gown and hat (see extra box).


We would be pleased if you, as a graduate, wear a gown and cap during the ceremony (see next box). Beside that, please wear whatever you think is appropriate for the ceremony.

Booking of academic clothing

Gowns and hats will be rented by an external service provider for a fee . If you order by Wednesday, 11 October 2023, you can still opt for advance delivery. Otherwise you will (only) have the option to pick up the academic attire before the ceremony on site in a time slot allocated by the service provider. This means - as of today - in any case a certain waiting time for you on the day of the event.

Picking up the academic clothes

You may pick up your academic attire on the day of the event or have it sent to you in advance. If you choose to pick up, you will be assigned a time for pick up and dressing. Please be sure to adhere to your pick-up time. Gown pick-up closes a half hour prior to the start of the event.

Event site, Parking, Admissions Control, Placement

Everything about the event site, parking, admissions control, Placement

Location, Parking

The location of the Telekom Dome is: Basketsring 1, 53123 Bonn (Hardtberg). There is limited parking at the Telekom Dome itself. Please primarily use the free parking spaces at the well-signposted Hardtberg-Halle (Gaußstraße and Schießstandweg).

The Ecumenical Service takes place at the protestant Matthai-Kirche, Gutenbergstraße 10, 53123 Bonn.

Entry control

There will be an admission control to get into the Telekom Dome.

Placement of graduates and their guests

You will be seated together with all graduates, grouped by department and in seats marked by name in front of the stage. For all other guests, the grandstand seats on the sides are provided (no seat reservation).

Pictures, Filming, Media

Here you will find all information about Pictures, Filming and Media during the Graduation Ceremony

Pictures and filming during the ceremony

During the graduation ceremony photos and videos will be taken and will be published on our website and in social media. You can download these pictures few days after the event - including the group picture with the throwing of the hats. By participating in the event, you and your accompanying persons agree to publication in these media.

Photo Booth of the Alumni Network

The university's alumni network also congratulates you on your successful graduation and invites you to have your photo taken with your guests in front of the university skyline. Get your picture from the photo booth printed out and use it for social media right after it had been taken.

Final picture: throwing hats

All graduates will be asked to come on stage by name for the joint hat toss and some graduation photos. These photos will be taken by a professional photographer and will be available for download on the university website within a few days. It is not necessary for your relatives to crowd to the front for pictures to be taken.

Do you have any other questions? If you did not find the information you need on this website please contact us via E-Mail to

Communications und Marketing Department (Events, Alumni)