Doctoral Conferment Ceremony at Joensuu Campus on 6-8 June 2019

Only invited and registered participants may attend the festivities.

However, it is possible to buy tickets for the Conferment Ceremony Concert on Thursday 6th June at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at Carelia Hall in the concert evening, as well as in advance in Carelicum and Ticketmaster.

The public is also welcome to watch the Procession leaving from the University on Friday 7th June at 15.30 (via Yliopistokatu, Koskikatu and Kirkkokatu).

The Conferment Service starting in the Joensuu Evangelical Lutheran Church of Joensuu on Thursday 6th June at 16.00 is open for anyone.

NB! The audience must follow the dress code.


Thursday, 6 June 2019

Programme for Honorary Doctors  
11.00 Press conference VR-LAB / Joensuu Hall, Länsikatu 15
12.00 Lunch hosted by the Rector Restaurant Puisto
14.00 Planting of commemorative trees by Honorary Doctors Conferment Park
Programme common to all participants begins, Carelia Building  
17.00/17.25 Bus transfer from Kimmel via Vaakuna to Carelia  
17.00 Info desk open, reception of doctoral hats begins Downstairs lobby
17.30 Opening of the exhibition on the doctoral conferment tradition Upstairs lobby

Conferment Ceremony Concert:

The Joensuu City Orchestra, cond. Eero Lehtimäki
L. van Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Introduction
P. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher, op. 42: I. Meditation & III. Mélodie, soloist Rebecca Roozeman
F. Schubert: Symphony No. 5
J. Sibelius: Scene with Cranes from the play ’Death’, op. 44 No. 2

Carelia Hall
19.30 Hat fitting (with companions) and refreshments Downstairs lobby
20.15 Conferment Ceremony rehearsal (assembly in the lobby of the library) Carelia Hall
  Programme for companions Upstairs lobby
21.30-00.00 Buffet dinner and party Downstairs lobby
23-24 Rytmihäiriköt performs Downstairs lobby
23.30/00.10 Bus transfer from Carelia to Kimmel via Vaakuna  

Friday, 7 June 2019


Bus transfer from Kimmel to Carelia via Vaakuna



Meeeting for the Procession to the Doctoral Conferment Ceremony

Lobby of the university library

Doctoral Conferment Ceremony Act

Carelia Hall

 Audience may purchase refreshments from the Carelia restaurant


Meeting for the procession

In front of the Carelia Building    

Procession from the university to the Church

16.00 Conferment Ceremony Service Evangelical Lutheran Church of Joensuu    


Reception for the banquet begins

Sokos Hotel Kimmel    



Restaurant Riverside    



Joensuu cabinet    
Midnight (approx.) Late-night snack and address to the rising sun Restaurant Riverside        

After party in the night club


Saturday, 8 June 2019 (tbc)

10.15 Meeting for the cruise, Joensuu passenger harbour
10.30 Departure of M/S Queen R, Vocal Ensemble Kvartsi on board
11.15 Arrival at Utran Uittotupa
  Welcoming words, Hanna Savolainen, Chair of the Doctors' Committee
  Magic, Magician Opa Rissanen
12.00 Buffet lunch (free seating)
  Voice of thanks by the Chair of the Conferment Organising Committee, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila
13.30 Meeting for the return cruise
14.30 Arrival of the cruise, Joensuu Passenger Harbour
  Festivities end.

Doctoral Conferment Ceremony at Kuopio Campus on 4-6 June 2020

(programme will be published in Autumn 2019)