RTU Grand Graduation

RTU Grand Graduation

The 8th RTU Grand Graduation will take place on the 28th of June 2024 at the BT1 exhibition hall in Ķīpsala. During the event, this year's graduates will receive their diplomas and celebrate this important moment with their loved ones, enjoying musical performances by beloved Latvian musicians. RTU staff and students are also invited to the annual Grand Graduation!

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at the event venue, and there will be an opportunity to capture the moment in one of the photo booths. For the convenience of the graduates, gown rental will be provided on-site.

As usual, the peak moment of the event will be the much-anticipated grand hat salute, followed by musical performances throughout the whole evening.

Programme of the event:

  • 16.00 – gown distribution to graduates
  • 18.00 – opening ceremony (Rector’s solemn speech, musical performances)
  • 18.20 – diploma ceremony on the faculties’ stages
  • 20.00 – festive closing ceremony (Solemn speech by the Chairman of the RTU Alumni Association, RTU graduate’s speech, the grand hat salute)
  • 20.45 – musical performances, DJ

We encourage you to follow the news of the RTU Grand Graduation on this page, the event's Facebook page and the RTU alumni digital platform RTUconnect.net. In case of questions, please write to: .

ALUMNI REGISTRATION
The registration for the Grand Graduation for all graduates will open on the 4th of March on the RTU graduate digital platform RTUconnect.net..
VOLUNTEERING
To ensure the success of the event, volunteers are very much needed! We invite everyone to join our team of volunteers and gain excellent experience in the organisation of a large-scale event. Applications for the volunteer team will be open from the 1st of April.
GRADUATION GOWNS

The distribution of graduation gowns for RTU Grand Graduation will be ensured on the spot, in BT1 hall. The rental service will start at 16.00, thus graduates are invited to arrive in time to be ready by 18.00 for the event opening ceremony. Upon ending of the Grand Graduation, you will be able to return your graduation gown at the same place, where it was received, and continue celebrating and enjoying the grand concert.

Nota bene! The graduation gown can be received and returned upon presenting your RTU ID card or another personal ID. At the event venue, it will be possible to pay for the rental of the gown in cash or by card.

Full gown rental (gown, collar, hat) - 20,00 EUR. Rental of the gown and collar, without the hat (if the hat with embroidered RTU logo is purchased separately) - EUR 15,00.

The price for the special graduate hat with an embroidered RTU logo is EUR 15.00. These hats can be purchased starting from the 1st of June at the RTU Student Service Centre and on the day of the Grand Graduation at BT1 hall.

Payment for the rental of the gown can be made in advance by transfer via the online bank (the payment order must include – the graduate's name, surname and faculty). Payment must be made by the 26th of June to the following account details:

SIA «ENIDA»
A/S Swedbank Account: LV82HABA0551043619538
Address: Puķu iela 7 k. 4-60, Jūrmala, LV-2008
Reg. No. 40103679621

For convenience, we kindly ask the course or group leaders to collect the payments and make the transfer by the 26th of June for all students at once and send the list with the names of the graduates to the e-mail: (the e-mail should include – faculty, group number or name, your phone number, student name and surname).

Dress code

GETTING TO ĶĪPSALA

On the Grand Graduation, a few free parking places will be provided in Ķīpsala.

However, please note that the number of parking places in Ķīpsala is limited and traffic jams will occur due to the large number of participants. Therefore, we kindly ask you to use other alternative means of transport:

  • e-scooters – the supporters of the Grand Graduation will provide the possibility to use e-scooters at a discounted price on the event day (before the event, the discount code will be sent to all participants registered at RTUconnect.net for the event).
  • taxi – the supporters of the Grand Graduation will provide the possibility to use taxi services at a discounted price on the event day (before the event, the discount code will be sent to all participants registered at RTUconnect.net for the event).
  • public transport – The most convenient public transport is bus No 57 (operates infrequently). You can take a ride from the Central station or Riga International Bus Terminal until the bus stop «Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte» at Ķīpsalas Street (next to the RTU swimming pool).

Almost every public transport crosses the Vanšu Bridge and stops at the bus stop «Ķīpsala»:

  • trolleybuses: No 5, 12 and 25
  • buses: No 13, 30, 37, 41, 53, 57

It will take you five minutes on foot to get from this bus stop to the Ķīpsala student campus.

From the bus stop «Ķīpsala» towards the city centre:

  • trolleybuses: No 5, 12, 25
  • buses: No 13, 30, 37, 41, 53, 57
LYRICS OF THE STUDENTS’ ANTHEM

GAUDEAMUS IGITUR DE BREVITATE VITAE

Gaudeamus igitur,
Juvenes dum sumus,
Post jucundum juventutem,
Post molestam senectutem
Nos habebit humus.

Vivat academia,
Vivant professores,
Vivat membrum quodlibet,
Vivant membra quaelibet,
Semper sint in flore!

Vivat et respublica
Et qui illam regit,
Vivat nostra civitas,
Maecenatum caritas,
Quae nos hic proteigit!


Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout the event, and it will also be broadcast live on the Internet and free terrestrial TV on TV4 Latvija channel.

Photo and video material will be processed and used for publicity purposes. By being present at the event, you acknowledge that you are informed and have no objection to being photographed, filmed and included in the audio and/or visual materials of the event report, which will be published on RTU and other information channels.

The processing of all personal data contained in the event will be carried out only for legitimate purposes, in compliance with the basic principles of personal data processing and confidentiality requirements set out in RTU internal documents. The event will be organised in compliance with the security situation and the national restrictions at the time.