Beadle’s Office

The Beadle’s Office advises on and assists with PhD ceremonies, inaugural lectures, and other academic ceremonies. Contact  one of the employees of the Beadle’s Office from Monday to Friday or send an email to

Coronavirus: since 1 July academic ceremonies

Since 1 july, the UU started using the University Hall again for academic ceremonies, with priority to inaugural lectures, PhD graduation ceremonies and graduation ceremonies. A limited number of people may be present. 

Due to the limited capacity of the building because of the corona measures, no new reservations will be accepted until 1 June 2021. The best way to contact the staff of the Reservations Office is via e-mail. The beadle accepts reservations for inaugural lectures via 030-253 82 59 or ​

Important information for PhD candidates and (co)supervisors

The booking system of the Beadle’s Office will change from 1 June 2020. PhD-candidates can only contact the Beadle to set a date for the PhD-defense after the manuscript has been approved by the supervisor(s) and the assessment committee has been established. The candidates automatically receive a message from MyPhD.