Graduation Ceremonies

The graduation ceremony at Metropolitan University Prague is a celebratory ceremony held on the occasion of the conferring of academic degrees. The graduation ceremony takes place in the building of Prague’s New City Hall at Marianské náměstí 2, Praha 1.

The exact date and time of the beginning of the Graduation Ceremony will be communicated to you by e-mail by the MUP Student Services Office. The graduands are expected to arrive to the New City Hall building of the Capital City of Prague in good time, i.e. at least 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

CAPACITY LIMITATION - TICKETS

Due to the measures of the public authorities in force, the total number of Graduation Ceremony participants is limited. For this reason, a maximum of 4 other people can attend the Graduation Ceremony with each graduand. For this purpose, Metropolitan University Prague will prepare electronic tickets for Graduation Ceremonies, which will be sent to the graduands via email along with the Graduation Ceremony invitation; the tickets are free of charge. The guests shall show the tickets to the authorised MUP staff upon arrival in the hall. The tickets must be printed or saved in a mobile phone. Tickets are anonymous (i.e. not drawn up in any name) and are transferable (if someone does not use all tickets, he or she can give the unused tickets to other graduands for their guests).  

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Please note that participation in the Graduation Ceremony of MUP graduands is allowed to the graduands and guests under the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health (MZDR 14601/2021-23/MIN/KAN), which allows such participation to persons who do not show clinical signs of the Covid-19 disease and meet one of the following conditions:

a)      the person has passed an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus with a negative result (can be proved by a confirmation of the performed test) no more than 7 days ago, or

b)      the person has passed no more than 72 hours ago a rapid antigen test (RAT) for the presence of the SARS-COV-2 virus antigen with a negative results (can be proved by a confirmation of the performed test, or by a confirmation from an employer, by a confirmation from a school in case the person participated in the testing at school, or by a statutory declaration), or

c)      the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and at least 14 days have elapsed since the completed vaccination schedule (can be proved by a paper-based or electronic confirmation), or

d)      the person has a laboratory confirmation of having suffered the COVID-19 diseased in the past, no more than 180 days ago (can be proved by a doctor’s confirmation of the suffered disease, confirmation of a positive RT-PCR test, or confirmation of the presence of antibodies).

Compliance with the conditions can be proved by any paper-based or electronic document commonly recognised under the protective measures of the Ministry of Health, or by a statutory declaration. This is only an brief informative overview of the conditions, the full text of the conditions is available in the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health.

The guests can prove the compliance with the conditions for participation in the Graduation Ceremony by showing one of the above-mentioned confirmations to the authorised MUP staff upon arrival in the hall. The graduands shall also confirm their presence and compliance with the above-mentioned conditions to the MUP Student Services Office upon arrival in the hall.

COVERING THE MOUTH AND NOSE

The Extraordinary Measure of the Ministry of Health MZDR 15757/2020-56/MIN/KAN governs the cases of mandatory covering of the mouth and nose; for the Graduation Ceremony, the following rules shall apply:

Guests:
However, guests are obliged to have their nose and mouth covered throughout their presence at the ceremony, unless some other exception applies to them (e.g. children who are not subject to compulsory education yet, persons with medical confirmation of the impossibility to cover mouth and nose, etc.).

Graduands and Academic Staff:
The Graduation Ceremony is a ceremonial closure of the educational process and thus it is an integral part of it. When providing education, the academic staff does not have to cover their mouth and nose. The students do not have to cover their mouth and nose during education provided that they are seated; this exception applies also to the graduands during the ceremonial closure of the educational process. Furthermore, the obligation to cover the mouth and nose does not apply to the participants of a photography session organised by a school; given the fact that the ceremonial entrance and departure of graduands is photographed, the graduands do not have cover their mouth and nose neither during the ceremonial entrance (when having their photos taken), nor during the ceremony (the graduands are seated), nor during the ceremonial departure (when having their photos taken).
Of course, voluntary covering of mouth and nose is allowed.