Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the highlights of the graduation is the tradition of wearing a cap and gown. This tradition began hundreds of years ago, and it continues today. It is the official look that symbolizes all of your academic accomplishments up to now, and your potential for the future. RSM will provide all graduates with a cap and gown on the day of the Ceremony. You may keep the cap, tassel and gown as a memento of this special day.
You will receive your cap and gown upon arrival at the venue. Please note that the gowns are not floor length. That means that your trousers and shoes will show! There is no formal dress code, but given the important nature of the event, business is recommended.
Each graduate needs to personally indicate which size gown (s)he wants, this is done when registering via the link in the ‘registration’ tab.
Yes, there will be a professional photographer present throughout the graduation ceremony.
Please note the following ‘photo moments’:
- Class photo: the photographer will take a class photo (first EMBA, then MBA) of all graduates. This is done at 13:40, please make sure to be on time and changed into your cap and gown. Before the class photo is taken, all guests are invited to the Rotterdam hall, to take their seat.
- Individual photo: as you are called onto the stage to receive your diploma from the Dean, the photographer will take a photo.
The photos are shared after the ceremony, the graduates will be notified by email once the photos are available.
Yes and no.
The graduates have assigned seats; they sit near the front of the stage. RSM staff members will help the graduates lining up outside the hall in alphabetical order (surname). Once the procession of professors enters the hall, the graduates will follow. RSM staff members will escort all graduates to their seats in the hall.
There is free seating for guests except for seats indicated ‘reserved’. There are spaces for wheelchairs available, please notify the graduation project lead Eva no later than 1 March 2017 to allow us to make the necessary arrangements. The venue is wheelchair friendly.
Please notify RSM staff if you know in advance that you will be arriving late, In case of an unfortunate circumstance and you are not able to notify anyone up front: please make your way to the Rotterdam Hall as soon as possible. There will be RSM staff available to assist yoy, change into your Cap & Gown and follow the RSM staff to your sitting area.
Please try to be on time, the ‘special’ graduates’ class photo is taken before the ceremony commences, arriving late means you will not be on your class’ photo.
You can see the grades you have obtained for the courses you have followed on the Grade Portal.
Formally speaking your grades are only considered final after the Examination Board RSM B.V. has ratified all grades. The Board meets around one month before graduation to review and ratify all grades. During the meeting a final determination is made if all the academic requirements have been fulfilled for each of the students. Thereafter, the Registrar will notify each graduate individually by email that they officially meet the graduation requirements and are eligible for their MBA degree.
After the graduation ceremony has taken place, the registrar’s team will contact you where to send the official diploma including grade transcript to. This will be done in hard copy via registered mail.