Graduation Ceremonies

Raise your glasses – you did it! Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences wants to celebrate its alumni by organising the annual graduation ceremonies.

This page contains all relevant information and answers to frequently asked questions.

The next graduation ceremonies will take place in summer 2021 for all faculties. Unfortunately, most of the dates 2020 had to be postponed.

Thank you for your understanding! 

We will announce the new date for 2020 for the Faculty of Society and Economics as soon as possible! 

The next Graduation Ceremony for the Faculties of Life Sciences and Technology and Bionics takes place in summer 2021. Start will probably at 11 a.m. in the town hall Kleve (Lohstätte 7, 47533 Kleve). 

The next Graduation Ceremony for the Faculty of Communication and Environment takes place in summer 2021. Start will probably 2 p.m. the town hall Kamp-Lintfort. 

General information for graduates

  • You receive the official invitation by email three months before the graduation
  • We send out invitations until two weeks before the graduation
  • We open the online portal for the binding registration when sending out the invitations
  • We contact all alumni who graduated since the last graduation ceremony
  • You have the option to either rent or buy cap and gown (you will receive all further information when you register for the graduation ceremony)
  • Please invite three guests max. in Kleve and two guests max. in Kamp-Lintfort due to the limited seat capacity at the venues. You do not have to register your guests

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the purpose of the “Save the Date” document?

Usually, you receive the Save the Date document for the graduation ceremony when you have your colloquium. Its primary purpose is that you are informed about the date for the graduation ceremony and that you have the option to write down your personal email address. Otherwise, we can only send the invitation to the HSRW email. Please note: you are not automatically registered for the graduation ceremony when you filled out the Save the Date document. You will later receive the official invitation with the link to the online portal for the binding registration.

My colloquium is shortly after the graduation ceremony – can I participate anyways?

Sorry, but that is not possible. We check all registrations and if you have not graduated yet, you will unfortunately have to wait until the next graduation ceremony.

My family needs visa to participate in the graduation ceremony. Can you help me?

Of course, we are happy to help. Please send an email to and we will send you the necessary invitation letters addressed to your relatives.

Do I have to wear a gown? And is there a general dress code?

Renting or buying a gown is voluntary. You can decide how you want to dress that day. Nevertheless, it is a festive event so you might want to suit up!

I am already working. Why is it not possible to have the graduation ceremonies in the evening or during weekends?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to find a date and time which is convenient for everyone. We try to communicate the dates for the graduation ceremonies as soon as possible so that you have the chance to take a day off.