Questions and Answers About the Graduation Celebration
What shape will the Graduation Celebration take in 2022?
The 2022 Graduation Celebration is to be held at the ALRV stadium and grounds. In compliance with the current Corona Protection Ordinance, there should be a large event.
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be traded.
Who can participate?
Please note that successful completion of a degree at RWTH and pre-registration for the Graduation Celebration are mandatory prerequisites for you to receive further information about how to purchase tickets.
You can find detailed information about eligibility for participation here.
Can graduates who did not pre-register still participate ?
All graduates from summer semester of 2021 and winter semester of 2021/22 who have pre-registered until May 31, 2022 will be contacted in July 2022 and receive information on how to acquire tickets for the event.
Graduates who did not pre-register will not receive this information and they cannot participate.
Pre-registration is required to participate in the Graduation Celebration.
How does pre-registration work?
1st Step: Non-binding pre-registration
Until May 31, 2022, RWTH graduates can pre-register themselves and up to three guests in the registration portal to participate in the 2022 Graduation Celebration. Please understand that due to the organizational process and effort, a later pre-registration is no longer possible.
Your details regarding the day of the event, number of accompanying persons, final semester, Faculty, etc., are non-binding at the time of pre-registration and do not influence the ticket purchase. You will only be entitled to participate once you have purchased the tickets, and by doing so, will commit to the exact time and location of the event you wish to join in and the number of guests you will be bringing.
2nd Step: Purchase tickets for binding registration
If they have completed their degree by the required date, pre-registered individuals will be informed via email on how and where to purchase tickets for the Graduation Celebration. You and your guests are only registered to participate in the Graduation Celebration after you have purchased the appropriate number of tickets.
Cost of participation in the Graduation Celebration:
Participation in the Graduation Celebration costs 25 or 30 euros plus ticketing fees per person. These costs will only be charged upon successful purchase. You will not be charged for pre-registering. You will still have the opportunity to cancel your pre-registration.
How much does it cost to participate in the Graduation Celebration?
It costs approximately 25, or 30, euros plus fees per person to take part in the Graduation Celebration. These costs will only be charged upon successful purchase. You will not be charged at the time of pre-registration.
You will furthermore still have an opportunity to cancel your pre-registration, should you decide not to purchase tickets later on.
What should I do if I cannot remember my TIM ID?
If you have forgotten your TIM ID or password, you can request or reset this data at the IdM Selfservice. By entering your student ID number, contact email address or RWTH ID, you can display your TIM identification under "Forgot username?”.
When can I purchase tickets?
Starting at the end of July 2022, you can purchase tickets online for yourself and up to three guests. If you have pre-registered for the event, you will automatically receive an email, providing you with information on the exact date of the event, ticket prices and how to purchase tickets.
Where can I buy tickets?
If you are eligible and have pre-registered for the event, you will later receive a link that will take you directly to the ticket provider’s website. There you will be able to buy your tickets online.
Can I get a refund for the tickets I have purchased?
As of now, it is not possible to return tickets you have already purchased. Tickets are non-refundable.
Can I purchase a cap and sash even if I won’t take part in the festivities?
Caps and sashes can only be purchased in conjunction with a ticket, so these items are reserved for those who have pre-registered and were thus eligible to purchase a ticket to the Graduation Celebration.
Can graduates bring more than three guests?
If there are any spots left by mid-August of 2022, all those who pre-registered and are eligible to participate will be informed via email on how to purchase them. A reservation by the Organization Team is not possible. Leftover tickets, however, seem unlikely at this time, given the great interest in the event.
We kindly ask you not to contact us any further in this regard.
Can I temporarily leave the grounds during the event?
Due to the admission situation, you have to stay on the grounds once you have entered. In emergencies, please speak to the security personnel at the respective gate.
Tickets will be validated upon entry to the grounds and it will not be possible to reenter with a ticket that has already been validated. The grounds can only be left and reentered in case of urgent emergencies – please coordinate your return with the security personnel in charge at the gate before leaving the grounds. However, we would like to ask you not to make unnecessary use of this exception, as this could lead to congestion at entrances.
It is, of course, possible for your guests to leave their seats during the event as they have assigned seats.
Graduates are asked not to leave their seats during the event, if possible, so as not to cause unnecessary commotion inside the stadium.
Are children allowed to attend?
Children are, of course, allowed to attend the event.
Children aged 2 to 14 pay 50 percent of the original ticket price and will receive a surprise at the RWTH info booth.
Admission is free for children under 1. However, they will not get their own seat. If you need childcare on the ALRV grounds during the official event, please contact the RWTH Family Service.
Can I bring my own beverages onto the ALRV grounds?
No. Baby food is an exception, however.
What happens if there is bad weather?
The Graduation Celebration will still take place if it rains. The event will only be cancelled or discontinued if there is a storm. The seats in the stands are covered, but the gradutes' seats are not. If rain is foreseeable we will offer graduates rain ponchos. However we are hoping it will be a beautiful and sunny day!
Is there a dress code?
During the official program graduates will wear black graduation caps and sashes, which they are receiving from RWTH as a memorabilia gift.
The event should have a celebratory air to it, and graduates are purposefully placed in the middle of stadium to be "put on show." In this respect, we ask that you wear appropriate clothing. However, please be mindful when choosing your shoes, since graduates will be standing on a sandy area before they march into the stadium. There are sandy and gravel surfaces throughout the dressage stadium.
Are bags and backpacks allowed on the grounds?
Small bags are allowed on the grounds. Security will be checking all bags at the entrance. Larger bags, backpacks, and suitcases are not permitted.
Is there a lost and found for items left behind on the day of the event?
If you are missing any of your valuables and think you may have lost them during the Graduation Celebration, please get in touch with us via email.