Opening Ceremony for the Academic Year 2022-2023

Opening Ceremony for the Academic Year 2022–2023

Monday, 5 September 2022 at 12:00, Fellman Hall (Yliopistonkatu 8, Rovaniemi)

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

If you are participating onsite in Fellman Hall, please register via online form by 1 September 2022.


Academic Procession (Philip Glass: Company): the procession will assemble in the lobby of the F wing at 12:00

Jean Sibelius: String Quartet Op. 56 "Voces intimae": 2. Vivace

Opening address: Rector Antti Syväjärvi

Address: Permanent Secretary Anita Lehikoinen, Ministry of Education and Culture

A. Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 "The American": 2. Lento

Student’s words: Chair of Executive Board of the Student Union Krista Perälä

W. A. Mozart: String Quartet No 14 G Major, K. 387: 4. Molto 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 Anne Soinsaari, University of Lapland
Music: Korundi Quartet (Abel Puustinen, 1. violin; Hanna Parviainen, 2. violin; Taru Lehto, viola; Lauri Angervo, cello)
The estimated duration of the event is two hours.
Dress informal, dark suit in the academic procession.

Registration form

Invitation and programme of the Opening Ceremony 2022

Social evening for staff and students:
restaurant Kauppayhtiö (Valtakatu 24, Rovaniemi), Monday, 5 September 2022 at 20:00.

Opening mass & blessing of new students:
Rovaniemi Church (Yliopistonkatu 2, Rovaniemi), Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 17:00