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Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2024–2025

  • Celebration
  • Academic community
Event date:
Event location:
Kuopio campus, Snellmania building, room SN100, and online
Additional information:
Yliopistonranta 8
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The Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2024–2025 will be held on Kuopio campus on Thursday, 5 September 2024, at 1.15 p.m. in the Great Lecture Hall, Snellmania building. Welcome!

Opening Ceremony Service in the Great Lecture Hall at 12.15–12.45 p.m.

Liturgy by University Chaplain Satu Karjalainen
Speech by ThD, MSc, Chaplain, Oona Leiviskä
Music by Cantor Jarkko Maukonen
UEF Kuopio Student Choir

PROGRAMME at 1.15 p.m.

Academic Procession

Opening Address
Rector Jukka Mönkkönen

Author Sirpa Kähkönen

Address by the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland
Chair of the Executive Board of the Student Union Mirka Nieminen

Choir Music
UEF Kuopio Student Choir
with Richard Nicholls as Conductor

The Finnish National Anthem


The Opening Ceremony will be hosted by Director of Language Centre Lauri Tolkki and University Teacher Sanna Niskanen.

Opening Ceremony starting at 1.15 p.m. can be followed online. Information on the Campus Happening following the Opening Ceremony programme, will be updated later.