2023 Graduation Ceremony - Friday 1 December 2023

We are pleased to announce that the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 will be held at the Cité Nantes Events Center on the afternoon of Friday 1 December.

Graduates of the class of 2023 will be invited to attend accompanied by up to two or three guests maximum.

NB: Degree certificates will not be distributed at the graduation ceremony on Friday 1 December. They will be available for dispatch in the first half of 2024.

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Ceremony programme*
* programme subject to to modification, notably with regard to timing of speeches and the hour of closure

1.15 - 2.00 pm: welcome and seating

Foyer 2000:

  • doors and cloakrooms open
  • invitation checks
  • graduate and guest welcome
  • sign in for graduates

Auditorium 2000:

  • graduates seated in the dress circle by programme / type of degree
  • guests seated in the stalls

2.15 pm: ceremony opens

2.30 pm: graduation ceremony

  • Introductory words from Jean-Baptiste AVRILLIER, Director of Centrale Nantes, and the Class of 2023 Patron
  • Graduates are called up onto stage by programme (order subject to change)
  • PhD
  • Masters
  • Bachelors
  • Double degree (France and International)
  • ITII degree apprenticeship
  • Engineering Programme (by final year specialisation)

(time t.b.a): class photo

  • Class photo on stage for all graduates

(time t.b.a): drinks reception

Graduates, their guests, faculty and staff are invited to a drinks reception marking the conclusion of the ceremony  - Foyer 2000

  • Programme in full - t.b.a
Graduate registration for the ceremony
IMPORTANT: ONLY 2023 GRADUATES can reserve seats for themselves and their guest(s).
  • Each graduating student wishing to attend the ceremony must register on the Centrale Nantes Alumni (CNA) platform*: https://www.centraliens-nantes.org/event/ceremonie-de-diplomation-2023
  • Each graduating student may be accompanied by up to 2/3 guests.
  • After registration, you will receive a confirmation email that you are required to present upon arrival at the Cité Nantes Congress Center.
* NB To register via the CNA platform, you must first have activated your account (see "Étudiant et diplômés - accéder à votre compte) and be logged in. Access to the form is free of charge and does not require CNA membership. If you have problems logging in, please send an e-mail to alumnid305f4e3-dff9-4191-9447-3f7cf68be7fc@ec-nantes.fr
Information regarding the Board of Examiners Graduation Board for the Engineering Programme

The Board of Examiners Graduation Board for the Engineering Programme will meet in October.  We urge you to check your graduation requirements on OnBoard so that you can make the necessary arrangements in good time. As you know, the end of the academic year is 30/09/2023. If you do not meet meet all the graduation requirements by this date, you will have to re-enrol and pay the corresponding fees.

Reminder as to the graduation requirements for the Engineering Programme:
  • Languages (certificate to be sent to Mme PARC, Anne-Isabelle.Parc@ec-nantes.fr)
  • Work experience in a company (the number of weeks varies according to the year in which the internship was carried out)
  • International (experience abroad + submission of SERSE report. The requirement is validated by the International Relations Department)
  • Double-Degree (a document attesting to your successful completion of the partner university's degree must be submitted on OnBoard)

Outcome of the Graduation Board

  • To access your results and any relevant decisions, connect to OnBoard:
    • in the "ma scolarité" section under "décision de jury', for your final year results
    • in the "Groupe", section for the graduation decision. If you have graduated, you can download your certificate of achievement in the "mes documents administratifs" tab.
  • For students whose status reads "en attente de diplôme", the diploma requirements that have not been met, as of [t.b.a], are also available on OnBoard in the "ma scolarité" section, under "Conditions de diplôme".
  • In accordance with the Board of Governors deliberations on [t.b.a], students who have already met all the diploma requirements (except DD) and only these students, have until 30/11/2023, at the latest, to upload their supporting documents to OnBoard, to validate their mobility and/or their double-degree without having to re-enrol.
  • The remaining students not covered by this decision will have to re-enrol for the 2023-2024 academic year (a non-enrolled student cannot be awarded a degree) and pay the corresponding fees.

The Board of Examiner's meeting record is available for consultation on request at Student Affairs, upon presentation of an identity card or passport only. The information given on OnBoard is identical to that on the paper report.


If you disagree with the decision taken by the jury, you can submit either an informal appeal to the chair of the Board of Examiners (David CHALET - Dean of Studies) or a formal appeal to the local Administrative Court.
Informal appeals must be lodged within one month of notification of the decision.
Formal appeals must be lodged within two months of the notification of the final decision.
How to collect your degree certificate

Degree certificates will not be distributed at the graduation ceremony on Friday 1 December. They will be available for dispatch in the first half of 2024.
Please refer to the detailed instructions to collect your certificate after the ceremony: Degree certificates

Published on September 22, 2022 Updated on November 29, 2023