If you ar an invited guest

As an invited guest, you have an important role to play in creating a festive Ceremony for our honorary guests. Below please find information you may need for your participation.

Dress code

Guests who are invited to the Ceremony and the banquet formal attire is required.

What does formal attire mean?

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

Tips on stores that stock formal attire

Ruths External link.

Ursulas Fest & Bröllopskläder in Västerås External link.

Mäster Skoog in Eskilstuna External link.

When do I need to be there?

Friday 5 April

  • 15:30 The main entrance to the Västerås Concert Hall will open.
  • 16:00 All invited guests take their seats in the Västerås Concert Hall.
  • 16:30 The ceremony starts.
  • 17:45 Honorary guests and invited guests walk to the Västerås Kongress venue for mingle (3-minute walk).
  • 18:30 Banquet at Västerås Kongress for honorary guests and invited guests.


The nearest car park for visitors is the Punkt multistorey car park with an entrance from Munkgatan. Parking for people with disabilities is at Kopparbergsvägen 1-3 and at the Melker building on Kopparbergsvägen 6-8.

The central train station in Västerås is about 200 metres walk from the Concert Hall.

Photographs and film

The Academic Ceremony will be documented through taking photographs and by filming the event. If you are an invited guest, you will probably be included in the photo or film. The images may be published in public contexts and will be stored in MDU's image bank for three years, after which they will be deleted.

We at MDU wish to draw your attention to this and please contact us at event@mdu.se if you do not want to be included in the photos or on film.