We are delighted to inform you of the IBA BSc Graduation Ceremony 2022 schedule.
|17:15||Ceremony ends, celebration drinks are available|
We can't wait to see you and your guests at Nieuwe Luxor, Rotterdam on Friday 11 November!
We look forward to celebrating with you, your friends, and your families.
Your BSc graduation team.
You should have received a confirmation email for both your completed registration and payment. Your correspondence was sent to the email address we have in Studielink from email@example.com.
Tickets will be sent on the week of graduation to your Studielink email.
Please check your spam if you do not receive this email, or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are here to help you with your graduation ceremony, but if your question is already answered below then you won't have to wait for us to answer your email.
We offer the following options for graduates:
|Buy cap, tassel & gown||€ 24.00|
|Buy cap and tassel + rent gown (you may keep the cap and tassel)||€ 21.00|
We offer the following options for guests (when applicable):
|Entrance ticket||€ 10.00|
As the current measures against the Covid-19 pandemic allow us to plan an entirely in-person graduation, we are planning to offer your BSc graduation ceremony as a live event in Rotterdam.
All graduates are invited to come to Rotterdam to join us on location.
At this point in time we do not know the exact schedule of the day yet so we would like to ask you to keep this timeslot blocked in your calendar. This timeslot will include arrival, collecting your attire, line-up, the actual ceremony and celebrations afterwards.
As the current measures against the Covid-19 pandemic allow us to plan an entirely in-person graduation, we are planning to offer your BSc graduation ceremony as a live event in Rotterdam. Thus, online participation will not be possible. Your friends and family who can’t join us in the Nieuw Luxor can watch the ceremony live from the graduation website. The livestream links will appear shortly before the ceremony.
You need to have graduated by October 21st with 180 EC completed in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Everyone who registered for the IBA graduation ceremony could purchase tickets for up to three guests.
This is possible. You may pay the additional cost when you pick up your cap and gown at the graduation ceremony.
No. We would like to make sure that everyone wears the same cap, gown and tassel in the same colours. Therefore, all RSM graduates are required to order the RSM cap and gown upon registration.
If you graduated with your BSc degree from RSM in 2022, you may reuse your same cap and gown again.
Yes, this is possible. Via the registration form you can select the option ‘I cannot attend but would like to order the official attire’. Please be aware that shipment costs are at your own expense.
If you missed registration and would like to order attire on your own, please contact our provider, Caps & Gowns (email@example.com).
The cost of this ceremony has never been accounted for in the academic programme budget, and so rather than put further pressure on the cost of delivering the studies, it was decided to share some of the costs of the ceremony with graduates. In general, the school covers the venue hire, staff and other costs, while students must pay for their ceremonial attire. Attending the graduation ceremony is a completely optional event.
RSM does not profit from the ceremony in any way – instead, costs are subsidised as much as possible to allow the ceremony to happen without affecting teaching.
RSM itself bears the cost of the venue rental and organisation for the master graduation ceremony. However, as a publicly funded school, we are unable to assume the significant additional costs of caps and gowns for all graduates and event catering, and therefore charge a guest ticket fee to contribute to those costs.
Attending the graduation ceremony is optional. You can also choose to pick up your diploma at campus free of charge.
The only exception for a refund is if graduation credit requirements are not met. Unfortunately, we can’t refund expenses for flight tickets and other personal travel arrangements either.
Refunds will only be issued if you registered for the graduation ceremony and ultimately did NOT successfully graduate with enough credits. There are no exceptions for other refunds.
Our supplier charges a deposit of € 10,- for the stole. Once you return this stole after the ceremony you will get your deposit refunded.
During the graduation ceremony only I WILL statements that you fill in when you register via Easydus will be used, so an I WILL photo is not needed. If you do not (want to) fill in a statement, your statement will automatically become 'I WILL BE A FORCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE'.
It is possible to change your I WILL statement up to 6 weeks before the event. After that your I WILL slide is produced and cannot be changed anymore. You can send an email to the address below with your updated I WILL statement. The Graduation Team will adjust it for you.
If you did not fill in an I WILL statement, then ‘I WILL BE A FORCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE’ will be displayed during the Graduation Ceremony.
For more information on how to obtain your degree certificate, please visit here or email reach out directly to the Study Progress and Diploma office to request your diploma. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A lot of photos are taken during the Graduation Ceremony. We allow the photographers time to work on these photos for a week. Once the photos are ready you will receive a survey which leads you to the photos.
Yes! We are planning a live ceremony in Rotterdam. We invite all graduates able to travel to Rotterdam to join us on location. For graduates and guests who cannot join us in person, the ceremony can be viewed via a live stream.
No. We are planning to offer your graduation ceremony as a live event in Rotterdam. Thus, online participation will not be possible.
After registration closes, we will be able to assess our attendance and put together a more comprehensive schedule of the day. Please check your email and the website for updates.
For those that have never attended a graduation ceremony, it is a festive celebration of the graduates’ achievements and completion of their programme degree. Faculty/staff and student speeches make up the majority of the programme. Diplomas will be received on stage and there will be an introduction into the alumni network. Socializing and celebratory drinks with guests and fellow graduates will take place following the ceremony.
We order food that will accommodate the majority of students which includes a vegetarian option. If you have any specific concerns, please contact the Graduation Team directly.
Is your email up-to-date in Studielink? If you meet the degree credit deadline, you should have received an invitation to the graduation ceremony via Easydus.
If you did not receive an email from us, please follow the steps below:
Please check your spam folder and promotion folder!!
Manually search for email addresses ending in @rsm.nl
Please add the Easydus email address to your verified email list. Notify us if you need us to resend an email.
Online.de email addresses:
The mail host online.de rejects most emails from rsm.nl. Please contact us with an alternative email address from another host and we will resend the mail.
A typical graduation ceremony hosts thousands of graduates and guests and relies on careful organization to ensure that everyone has a seat and a place in the running order. This is a significant logistical challenge, and it means that late registration is unfortunately NOT possible under any circumstances. Please make sure you register as soon as you see the first invitation.
There can be no exceptions to this rule. It is not possible to register late even if you missed the registration due to extenuating circumstances, personal difficulties, illness, family emergencies, or any other reason. We are very sorry if this is disappointing, but as a result we try to communicate about your graduation as early as possible – before you even finish your studies – to ensure that you can book your attendance in good time.
If you have made a mistake when filling in your information for the graduation ceremony, you can contact us at the email below with the correct information up to six weeks before the ceremony. The Graduation Team will adjust it for you.
Yes! We strive to accommodate all of our students’ and guests’ needs. Please share your special requirements on the registration form at the time of registration. If you missed this opportunity to reach out, please email us at the email address below.
All tickets with QR code will be sent by email through Easydus the week of your graduation. Guest tickets will also be sent at this time with separate QR codes. You can download and directly forward individual tickets to your guests prior to the ceremony date. Please be sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive your tickets, and contact the Graduation Team at the email below to have them resent.
At this point in time, we foresee that you will be able to bring guests to the ceremony. Before the registration opens, we will inform you about the number of guests you will be able to bring.
No. Only graduates attending the face-to-face graduation ceremony can order guest tickets. If your friend is not attending, they cannot order guest tickets.
Depending on demand and availability, we might be able to offer additional guest tickets. This will be decided after the registration has closed. Those who registered will be informed about a possible extra ticket order by email. Please be aware that an extra ticket sale is not guaranteed.
While graduation is a celebratory family event, we do not consider it particularly child-friendly due to the ceremonies requiring guests to remain seated for up to two hours at a time in some cases. That being said, children are still welcome to attend. If children do come, those age 2 and under do not need their own ticket for the ceremony as they are expected to sit on an adult’s lap. All children age 3 and over will need their own guest ticket. Children under the age of 18 should not be left unaccompanied at any point whilst in the venue.
Yes! We will always try our hardest to accommodate guests with any special requirements, but it is always helpful if we can make arrangements in advance.
All of our graduation venues are wheelchair accessible. If your guest requires an aisle seat or to be near a doorway for medical reasons, this can also be arranged.
Please indicate your requirements when you register, or otherwise contact us at the email address below at least two weeks before the ceremony so that we can make the best possible arrangements.
You can read more about the accessibility of our graduation venues here:
We can provide VISA letters to students and their families who wish to attend the ceremony. We encourage you to first check the IND’s link to short-stay visa and requirements depending on the country of origin https://ind.nl/en/short-stay/short-stay-holiday-or-business-visa.
This link is being provided for informational purposes only. RSM does not directly arrange any visas for the graduation. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at the email below for further information.
If you still have a question about your graduation ceremony, we are happy to help.
Just email us at email@example.com with your question.
Please note, that as we get closer to the ceremony we are asked a lot of questions. We recommend that you send your email as soon as possible in order for us to answer it in good time before the ceremony.