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Registration for Winter Graduation 2022 coming soon.
17 November 2022, 10:00
- School of Art and Design
- School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
17 November 2022, 14:30
- School of Medicine
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Science and Engineering
- School of Business
18 November 2022, 10:00
- School of Dentistry
- School of Health Sciences
University of Dundee Graduation facts
The University Mace
Symbolic of the University and its history, the ceremonial mace has been present at every graduation ceremony since it was presented to what was then University College Dundee (UCD) in 1912.
The cap with which the Chancellor symbolically confers degrees is a traditional Dundee bonnet - spun, woven, dyed and embroidered for the University by the Dundee Bonnetmakers Craft - and first used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the first Chancellor of the University from 1967 to 1977, at the 1971 Graduation Ceremony.
University processions traditionally enter in reverse order of seniority, led by the officers of the Students Association, with the City mace preceding the Lord Provost and the University mace preceding the Chancellor. At the end of the ceremony the procession leaves the Hall this time in true order of seniority led by the University mace and the Chancellor and joined by the new graduates in token of their accession to the academic community.
The Gaudeamus is played as the Chancellor's Procession enters the Hall. It is a well-known student song of German origin traditionally sung in Universities throughout Europe.
Gaudeamus igitur, juvenes dum sumus:
Post jucundam juventutem, post molestam senectutem
Nos habebit humus, nos habebit humus
Vivat Academia, vivant Professores,
Vivat membrum quodlibet, vivant membra quaelibet,
Semper sint in flore, semper sint in flore!
Pereat tristitia, pereant osores,
Pereat diabolus, quivis antiburschius,
Atque irrisores, atque irrisores!
An approximate translation might be:
“Let us rejoice while we are young:
after the joys of youth and the troubles of age
we shall return to the earth
Long live the University
Long live the Professors,
Long live each member, may they always flourish!Perish sadness, perish the mockers.
perish the devil
and all those who hate students!”
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