POSTPONED: Graduation Party 10 June 2020

Due the coronavirus pandemic Aalto University has made a decision to postpone the Ceremony Week and Graduation Party planned in June. We are sorry about the situation.

However, you can visit through the link below our online exhibition Near Futures, a tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates showcasing eight projects by Aalto University student groups and graduates.

Next Ceremony Week will be organised in June 2021 and everyone invited to Graduation Party this year is warmly welcome to join the Party in 2021. More information about the Party and how to register will be added on webpages.
Graduation Party 2018

As part of the Ceremony Week at the end of the academic year, the new graduates with bachelor's, master's or licentiate's degrees acquired after the previous Graduation Party will be celebrated at the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo.

Each school has their own graduation ceremony, after which the graduates with their families gather for a toast and picnic outdoors in Alvarinaukio square. During the Graduation Party, the participants can enjoy food and beverages, music and a specific graduation pin ceremony.

The newly graduated doctors will be celebrated with the traditional festivities of the ceremonial conferment of doctoral degrees.

Graduation Pin, designed by Inni Pärnänen

The multi-awarded designer Inni Pärnänen and alumna of Aalto University designed the graduation pin exclusively for the Aalto Graduation Party. The pin can be attached to jacket collar, cuff or neckline. The middle part features the Aalto seal designed by Juha Markula, also alumnus of the university. The seal communicates the university’s values and academic spirit and it is only used on official diplomas in the academic context.

Programme, Alvarinaukio square


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Arrival to Alvarinaukio square from the schools' graduation ceremonies

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Food and beverages served


The speakers present the programme of the evening and other practicalities


The President toasts the graduates and leads the pin ceremony

Alumni congratulations

Programme details may change.

Management team band A TOP
A Top kicked off the party!

The first Graduation Party was organised in June 2018 as one of the main events of the first Ceremony Week at Aalto University. Approximately 1300 new alumni with their families celebrated on 13 June. At the entrance the guests got their Grad Wraps, refreshments and an optional piccolo bottle of sparkling wine. The graduates were also given an Aalto tote bag and graduation pin with a card. After the pin ceremony and congratulations with short speeches the programme continued with dance in a beautiful summer evening, music provided by A Top and Boston Promenade big band.

Register for the Graduation Party

The next Graduation Party will take place in June 2021. The registration will be added on this webpage. Additional questions can be sent by email to [email protected].

Near Futures -verkkonäyttely

Near futures, verkkonäyttely lukuvuoden 2019–2020 valmistuneiden juhlistamiseksi esittelee kahdeksan projektia Aalto-yliopiston opiskelijoilta ja opiskelijaryhmiltä. Näyttelyn piti alunperin olla esillä galleriassa Graduation Partyn aikana kesäkuussa.

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates

Near futures – online exhibition

Near futures, exhibition tribute to the academic year 2019–2020 graduates

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