If you are an honorary guest

As a new professor, doctor, honorary doctor, recipient of the Teaching Prize or MDU's Collaboration Medal, you are an honorary guest of the Ceremony. Below you will find the information you need for your participation.

Is there a dress code?

For all honorary guests taking part in the Ceremony a formal dress code applies which means a tailcoat with a white waistcoat and white bow tie, or a full-length evening dress. It is also acceptable to wear a military uniform or a folk costume.

Guests at the Ceremony can wear optional smart attire but for guests who are invited to the banquet after the Ceremony formal attire is required.

Only those who are being conferred must wear a doctoral cap during the Ceremony. No-one should wear a doctoral cap during the banquet.

What does formal attire mean?

Formal attire means a tailcoat (so-called white tie) with a white waistcoat and bow tie or evening dress or ball gown. Formal dress may also include folk costumes, kilts, military uniform and official clergy attire that priests wear.

Tips on stores that stock formal attire

Ruths External link. – Västerås oldest store for formal party attire and wedding clothes

Ursulas Fest & Bröllopskläder in Västerås External link.

Mäster Skoog in Eskilstuna External link.

When should I be on site?

Thursday 6 October: Dress rehearsals start at 15:45 at Västerås Concert Hall.

Friday 7 October: As an honorary guest you should be at Västerås Concert Hall before the Ceremony begins - the time will be updated.


How many guests can I invite?

As an honorary guest you may invite several guests to the Ceremony, but only one accompanying guest to the banquet thereafter.

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