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2021 PhD Graduation Ceremony

Doctoral school Article published on 01 January 2020 , Updated on 28 June 2021

The fifth edition of the Université Paris-Saclay PhD Graduation Ceremony will be held on July 2, 2021, at CentraleSupélec.

Université Paris-Saclay organizes its graduation ceremony in honor of its PhDs! Following the cancellation and the postponement of the June 2020 and December 2020 ceremonies, the 2021 ceremony will gather the PhDs who defended between April 2019 and December 2020.

Government health measures are well on their way to being relaxed. The June 30 milestone is critical for the graduation ceremony. The event center should be able to reopen for events of up to 1,000 people. This news could make it possible to hold the graduation ceremony 100% in person. 

We will update this page regularly and communicate with you to keep you informed.

The current health context requires us to adopt drastic measures. For this reason, anyone who is not registered for the graduation ceremony via ADUM will be denied access to the ceremony.

We are pleased to welcome you to the in-person graduation ceremony on Friday, July 2, 2021 at CentraleSupélec in the Michelin Amphitheatre.
Registration is now closed!

If you have any questions about the ceremony, you can reach us at this email address:

Are you eligible to graduate at the 2021 PhD Graduation Ceremony of the Université Paris-Saclay? If you wish to participate, you must:

  • Have defended your thesis between March 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020
  • AND have completed and validated your second deposit
  • AND have made your request for degree production before May 31, 2021 using the form provided in ADUM.

Informations pratiques

  • If you have not already done so, you can pick up your diploma at the ceremony.
  • Proper clothing is required (no sneakers, no winter boots, no hats)
  • A maximum of 2 guests per graduate doctor at the ceremony, subject to available space and with a PCR test certificate
  • Ceremonial dress is offered (gown, scarf and cap)
  • Location of the ceremony: CentraleSupélec, Eiffel Building (a map will be sent to you after your registration)

This year, the ceremony will potentially be broadcasted in streaming in order to allow the families of the doctors to follow this unique moment live from their homes, whether they are in France or abroad. The link will be communicated on this page.

Program and schedule

For this fifth edition, the graduation ceremony is organized in 2 sessions in order to respect the sanitary rules.

  • Doctors are invited to arrive 2 hours before the beginning of their ceremony.
  • Guests will be welcomed 1 hour before the ceremony begins.
  • Doctors and their guests will be able to move into the amphitheater 45 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Doctors from the following doctoral schools are invited to attend the session of their ED. Doctors from session 1 will not be able to attend the second session and vice versa. The list below does not correspond to the order of attendance.

Session 1 : 1pm - 3pm

Session 2 : 6pm - 8pm

  • CBMS
  • DEM
  • EDOM
  • EOBE
  • PIF
  • SDSV
  • SHS
  • SSH
  • STIC
  • 2MIB
  • AAIF
  • EDMH
  • EDSP
  • ITFA
  • SEIF
  • SEVE

Registered doctors will receive an invitation a few days before the day.

Follow the ceremony online

The ceremony will be the subject of a video and photo recording, used for the communication needs of the Université Paris-Saclay, which will then be given to you. Your participation to the ceremony, for the doctors and the accompanying persons, means that you accept the non-commercial transfer of image rights on any support and for any use in the above context. We commit ourselves not to use any image of minors.

For further information, please contact:

Access the live broadcast on the Université Paris-Saclay's Youtube channel:

Session 1 Session 2


Frequently asked questions

We have put in place a health protocol, according to the governmental measures:

  • Mandatory mask
  • Social distancing
  • Provision of hydroalcoholic gel 
  • Setting up of the sanitary pass

Many of you have asked us questions about the health pass. We are sorry to have left you waiting about this subject. 

The health pass consists in the presentation, digital (via the TousAntiCovid application) or paper, of a health proof, among the three following ones:

I / Vaccination, on the condition that people have a complete vaccination schedule, that is :

2 weeks after the 2nd injection for dual-injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
4 weeks after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
2 weeks after injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (single injection).

II / Proof of a negative test of less than 48 hours (RT-PCR and antigenic)

III / The result of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid-19, dating back at least 15 days and less than 6 months

Unfortunately, this is not possible given the current health situation and the imposed gauges.

Yes, it is totally possible. However, keep in mind that the ceremony is long and takes place in the summer. The location may be noisy and it may be hot. You will need to arrange for a chaperone to watch your children as the graduates and their guests will be separated.

This year, the ceremony will potentially be streamed to allow the doctors' families to follow this unique moment live from home, if they cannot attend for any reason. The link will be communicated on this page. 

Unfortunately, for organizational reasons, we cannot register you for the graduation ceremony if you have not registered before the application deadline.

Unfortunately, this is not possible. We can only provide a gown to the participants of the ceremony.

If you have any questions about the diplomas, feel free to consult our FAQ via this link: 

You can complete the registration form by answering "no" to the participation question.

You can still get your diploma through different procedures. More information on this link :