Are you about to round off your PhD at University Hall? After the defense, you are free to offer your guests a reception. The room rental is at the expense of the university, the catering will be charged to you. The room is automatically reserved on the promotion date. The room space is available for a reception of 1 hour and 15 minutes. Catering will be provided by a collaboration between hospitality and catering partner Vineyard and the Utrechtsch Studenten Corps.
The defense will take place in the Senate Hall. The Masquerade Room is reserved as a reception room. If the weather and capacity permits, the reception can take place outside in the Pandhof. This will be decided upon on the day of the defense. The final location will be indicated on the light board in the University Hall.
A maximum of 80 guests can attend the ceremony. This excludes committee members, paranymphs and yourself, but includes the photographer. The reception room has a capacity of 100 people. The number of guests at the reception therefore consists of: yourself and your guests, the committee and paranymphs. If you do not wish to make use of the reservation, we would still like to know the number of guests expected, due to the safety regulations.
Did you know that you can also use a room in the University Hall or the Faculty Club free of charge for a lunch or dinner on the day of the defense? The options are diverse: from a festive dinner or dinner buffet to a more informal evening with a five-course walking dinner. Using sustainable seasonal products, we will make it a day to remember!