Dear Graduates,

Welcome to the graduation ceremonies website, where you will find all the information you need to get ready for this wonderful event! We look forward to welcoming you and your guests, and to celebrating your success together:

Bachelor graduation ceremony: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Master graduation ceremony: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Amphimax (Auditorium Erna Hamburger 350-351)
5:30 pm doors open, 6:30 pm graduation ceremony begins.

Graduates should arrive between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm, at the latest, to prepare to process into the auditorium.

Registration is required: Please follow the instructions given in the invitation you have received or will receive shortly, or see point 2 in the Q&A.

To be prepared for the graduation ceremony, please read the information below carefully, and check the Q&A if you have any questions:

Meeting point and program

  • 5:30 pm: Welcome and doors open in Auditorium Erna Hamburger (Amphimax). Guests will be able to enter the auditorium starting at 5:30 pm.
  • 5:30 pm-6:00 pm: Meeting point for all graduates (Amphipôle hall). Please check in with a staff member no later than 6:00 pm in the hall of the Amphipôle building to receive your academic attire, loaned for the occasion by HEC Lausanne. Once you have donned it, you will prepare for the group procession into the auditorium scheduled for 6:30 pm. We will help you form a line in alphabetical order before the start of the ceremony, according to the personal queue number you will receive by email in early December.
    Please take into account that we do not have any cloakroom service.
  • 6:30 pm: Graduate procession with music
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: When arriving in the auditorium, you will be placed by diploma and in alphabetical order. During the graduation ceremony, your name will be shown on the screen, and you will be called one by one to receive your diploma as well as a personal congratulations from the Dean. Then you will sign the attendance list and proceed to the photographer for your official picture.
  • From 8:30 pm: Cocktail Reception. Photo booth: you can pose with your friends and family during the cocktail reception in the photo booth that will be installed for the evening. After the event, we will send you a link from which you can download your favorite pictures.
  • 9:30 pm: End of the event

Accompanying persons and access bracelets (2 person maximum)

Due to the high number of participants at the ceremonies, security rules as well as capacity limits for the venue require us to set a maximum of 2 accompanying persons per graduate. This limit is required for both the graduation ceremony and the cocktail reception that follows. You will receive by letter to your home mailing address in mid-November two bracelets entitling your guests to attend the graduation ceremony and the cocktail reception.

The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live on the homepage of this website for people not in attendance.

Please note that bracelets cannot be bought or sold as part of a financial transaction.

Live broadcast

The graduation ceremony will be broadcast live on the homepage of this website.

Take part in the musical entertainment

Are you a talented musician? We would like to offer the opportunity to HEC graduates to perform on stage for this special occasion.

Please send us your proposal at with your contact details!

HEC Lausanne Alumni event on Saturday, December 16, 2017

The HEC Lausanne alumni evening will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017. During this evening, the HEC Alumni Lausanne Association will host new alumni – recent graduates! You will be able to register soon on the website to take part in this evening (space is limited and registration in advance is required).

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