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Welcome to the opening ceremony at the University of Lapland on 5 September


The academic year 2022–2023 is opened on 5 September starting 12 noon in Fellman Hall at the University of Lapland.

We welcome our community members and friends to register for the event using this form by Thursday 1 September 2022. You can also stream the event live on the website of the ceremony.


Academic procession (starting from the lobby of the F building at 12 noon)

Jean Sibelius: String quartet, Op. 56 “Voces intimae”: II Vivace

Opening address: Antti Syväjärvi, Rector

Speech: Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture

A. Dvorak: String quartet, Op. 96 ”American”: II Lento

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

W. A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K.387: IV Molto allegro

Transfer to the F building
Training School choir performs
Coffee served in Restaurant Petronella

Language of the event: Finnish
Hosted by: Anne Soinsaari, Director of Communications, University of Lapland
Music by: Korundi Quartet (Abel Puustinen, 1st violin; Hanna Parviainen, 2nd violin; Taru Lehto, viola; Lauri Angervo, cello)
Estimated duration: approximately 2 hours
Dress: informal, dark suit in the academic procession