Festivities and traditions
The academic year is peppered with a variety of academic traditions and student events. Throughout the year, the University of Helsinki and its Student Union organize a wide variety of events and parties.
Academic year

One year at the University includes many events such as the celebration for the start of the academic year, Flora Day celebrations, inaugurations of the new professors, the university’s anniversary celebration, and public examinations of doctoral dissertations.

At the University, conferment ceremonies are events where each faculty in turn invests masters and doctors with their respective insignia. The interval between conferment ceremonies varies by faculty.

Events at the university