Award ceremony for PhD degrees At the award ceremony, we say goodbye to our PhD students Award ceremony for PhD degree The last step on the way towards a PhD degree is constituted by participation in the award ceremony. This ceremony at the HSG derives from an ancient academic tradition, according to which the PhD degree is awarded by the President in person. Due to the current Covid situation, participation in the PhD ceremony is voluntary. If you do not wish to participate, we will send you your PhD degree certificate by post. PhD degree Once you have been notified of the grades with the acceptance of your defence and your docotoral thesis, you may style yourself "Dr.des." (designatus/designata). The add-on "des." can be dropped when you have received your PhD degree certificate. Ceremony The next award ceremony for PhD degrees will take place in the Audimax of the University of St. Gallen on Monday, 14 September 2020 at 5.15 p.m. You will receive a link in an e-mail where you can register yourself and your guests. You are entitled to 4 tickets; 1 for you and 3 for your guests.