About the Solemn Conferment


Here you can find all the basic info about the Solemn Conferment 2014.

  • What is it about?

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry organizes from the 5th to the 7th of June, 2014 the traditional Solemn Conferment of Master’s and Doctor’s Degrees. All Masters of Science (Agr. & For. or Food Sciences) and Doctors of Science (Agr. & For. or Food Sciences) who have received their degree in 1996 or thereafter are cordially invited. Also Doctors of Philosophy (Dr. Sc.) who have studied in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry are invited to the ceremonies.

In the Conferment of Degrees Ceremony, the new Masters and Doctors will be given their degree in the ceremonial act of conferment, and will receive a Master’s laurel and ring or a Doctor’s hat and sword as the sign of it. Distinguished persons will also be appointed as honorary doctors in the ceremony. Conferment ceremonies are a beautiful and festive celebration at the end of the academic studies.

Join the beautiful academic tradition of the University of Helsinki in June 2014!

  • When is it held?

The Solemn Conferment will be held from 5th to 7th of June, summer 2014.

  • Registeration & Fees

See more information here.

  • Dress Code

One part of the traditions is a fairly strict dress code, see enclosure. Obeying the dress code gives a very special atmosphere. Please remember that the doctors should order their doctor’s hats and swords in good time.


Pictures from the previous Solemn Conferment event in 2008. >>