Opening Ceremony for the Academic Year 2021-2022

Opening Ceremony for the Academic Year 2021–2022

Monday, 6 September 2021 at 12:00, Fellman Hall (Yliopistonkatu 8, Rovaniemi)

You can follow the stream live on this page during the ceremony.


Academic Procession (leaves from the lobby of the F-wing, Faculty of Art and Design at 12:00)

Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
Opening address: Rector Antti Syväjärvi
Address: Minister of Science and Culture Antti Kurvinen
Jean Sibelius: Impromptu op. 5
Address: President of UArctic Lars Kullerud
Video: 20th Anniversary video of UArctic
Address: Ambassador of France in Finland H.E. Agnès Cukierman
Joseph Suk: Meditace op. 35
Student’s words: Chair of Executive Board of the Student Union Elina Kuula
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Divertimento, 1. osa / 1st movement Allegro

In the F-wing of University of Lapland:
Music by the pupil choir of Teacher Training School of University of Lapland
Coffee will be served in Restaurant Petronella

Hosted by: Head of Communications Eveliina Pennanen, University of Lapland
Music: The string musicians of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra
The estimated duration of the event is two hours.
Dress informal.

If you are participating onsite in Fellman Hall, please register via this online form by 2 September 2021.

Programme of the Opening Ceremony 2021

UArctic 20 Years Anniversary Seminar will take place at Arktikum 6 September 2021 at 15.00–17:00
More information:

Opening mass & blessing of new students:
Rovaniemi Church (Yliopistonkatu 2, Rovaniemi)
Monday, 6 September 2021 at 17:00

(texts available here after the ceremony)