Webster Vienna Private University

Commencement Ceremony 2019

Congratulations on the completion of your degree at WVPU!

Because this is one of the major milestones in your life and a time for celebration, we have planned a grand Commencement Ceremony. Graduation is a very dignified, formal affair. Your long years of study merit recognition; the Commencement Ceremony will befit such an occasion. Our Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Hofburg Imperial Palace on Saturday, May 18, 2019

All students are required to arrive at 10:00. Doors open for guests at 14:00 and the Ceremony starts at 14:30.

Please find all information regarding the ceremony on the 2019 Commencement Brochure

Steps to Graduation

1. Submit a Petition to Graduate

All students completing all degree requirements in May 2019 must fill out a Petition to Graduate (links below).

Please note that the deadline has passed.

Petition to Graduate Forms



2. Pay your mandatory Graduation Fee

Please note that you should have already paid your mandatory Graduation Fee of 100€ during the last term of your attendance. This administrative cost is applied to all students during their final term, independent of their attendance to the ceremony. This is separate from the cost of the commencement ceremony.

3. Registration for the Ceremony in now closed!

Please note that the deadline has passed.

4. Pay for your Commencement Package, Tickets, and Photo Packages

You will receive an e-mail on April 30 with payment amount and details.Please note that the Payment period is April 30 – May 4.

Please see the 2019 Commencement Brochure for more information.

5. Pick-up your Tickets and Regalia: Gowns & Bubbles

Tickets and Regalia can be collected in the Atrium on Thursday, May 9 between 10:00-16:00. They will not be available for pick-up at any other day or time.

6. Celebrate!

Celebrate the completion of your Webster University degree (and the previous 5 steps) at the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

All students are required to arrive at 10:00. Doors open for guests at 14:00 and the Ceremony starts at 14:30.

Hotel Rates for your Guests

In cooperation with Schick Hotels and Accor Hotels, we are happy to offer you discounted rates for your family and friends traveling to Vienna to attend your graduation ceremony. Keep an eye out on your e-mails as you will receive an e-mail with the list of hotels and links to benefit from the discount.


We will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding Commencement 2019 at Also, as of March 20, the Graduation Assistant will be available on Wednesdays from 15:30-17:00 and Thursdays from 10:00-12:30 in room 2.10.