FAQ

Registration process

When you receive the message with the invitation to attend this year's ceremony, you can register for the graduation ceremony in whichever city you prefer, using the form you will find on the website. When you have completed the form, you will receive a message confirming your registration, with basic instructions for the ceremony.

Two days before the ceremony you will receive an email with your entrance pass, for access to the venue hosting the ceremony. The entrance passes for your guests will be included in the same email.

Registration opens on 15 October 2019 and closes on different dates, depending on the ceremony you want to attend:

  • Barcelona:
    • 3rd November 2019 for the events being held on 9th November.
    • 24th November for the events being held on 30th November.
  • Madrid: 17th November for the event held on 23rd November.

Everyone whose academic record has been closed during the period between 22 September 2018 and 22 September 2019 is invited to this year's graduation ceremonies.

In Barcelona, the graduation ceremony is divided into four sessions, depending on the course you have followed. You can find this information at this link. In Madrid, a single graduation ceremony will be held for all courses.

The ceremonies in Barcelona are held in Catalan, and the ceremony in Madrid is held in Spanish.

In this case, you must choose which of the applicable graduation ceremonies you want to attend. You must make this choice when registering for the event, using the form you will find on the website.

If you have any doubts about an academic issue, you should login to ​the Virtual ​Campus​ and ​place an inquiry there or fill in this contact form.

​Y​ou will be given information about the status of your academic record and, consequently, you will know if you are eligible for attending the ceremony. If you are eligible, we will be notified and we will include you in the graduate's list​. You will be contacted right after.

Ticket processing and seat assignment

Taking into account the seating capacity of the venues L'Auditori and Teatro Lope de Vega, the maximum number of guests is four per graduate.

A child will be considered a guest if he or she occupies a seat.

As a graduate, you will receive the entrance passes by email two days before the graduation ceremony, together with instructions for attending the event.

You must print these entrance passes.

The entrance passes for your guests will be included in the same email sent with yours.

Graduates and their guests sit in different parts of the hall. The way the ceremony is organized does not let you choose your seats.

If you have special needs, you can send your request to gradact@uoc.edu.

On the day of the ceremony

On the day of the ceremony, you should arrive at the graduation venue, with your ticket and your guests’ tickets already printed, sufficiently in advance to be able to enter the hall and receive instructions from the personnel responsible for the smooth running of the event.

Graduates must enter the hall 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.

The ceremony lasts for approximately one and a half hours. This duration depends on the dynamics of the event and the number of graduates attending.

During the event, the president will give you a commemorative gift that accredits that you are one of the graduates from the class of 2017–2018.

This gift is made specifically for the occasion and will not be sent later on.

The organizers of the UOC's graduation ceremonies seek to cater for all the special needs that the people attending the event may have. So that we can plan all the measures and provide a suitable response, you must indicate any need you may have on the registration form or send an email to gradact@uoc.edu.

You can attend the event with babies or toddlers in pushchairs but bear in mind that it will not be possible to take the pushchair into the hall. The staff at the entrance to the venue will tell you where you can leave it.

Other

No, there is no specific dress code. But as it is an academic event, we recommend formal dress.

We will publish the photos and videos on this website a few days after the graduation ceremony. You will also be able to find there photos and videos from previous ceremonies.