Distinguished guests and members of the veterinary medicine community are invited as audience to the conferment act. Also, the graduands are welcome to invite guests to come see the ceremony. Guests' registration closed Thursday 20 April.
The audience can attend the conferment act free of charge, however, everyone attending the event in the Great Hall are expected to comply with the strict dress code of the event.
Entrance to the Main Building and cloakroom is from Aleksanterinkatu 5. Wheel-chair accessible entrance is from the inner court, address Yliopistonkatu 2.
The occasion is very solemn by its nature. The audience must be seated in the Great Hall by 11.45, coming in late is not possible. Also, the audience is expected to remain seated quietly for the whole duration of the ceremony and therefore the event is not suited for young children. An audience member can leave the auditorium in the middle of the ceremony only in the case of an emergency. Taking photos and filming is forbidden during the ceremony, only the official photographer of the event is permitted to take pictures.
After the ceremony the audience accompanies the conferred doctors from the Great Hall to the Cathedral and National library in a procession. Everyone is free to attend either the ecumenical church service or the non-denominational service in the library. Everyone will return in a procession back to the University.
Those who will not attend the ceremony in the Great Hall, are welcome to come and see the procession by the Senate Square and Unioninkatu. Estimated schedule for the day can be found on the programme page.
Processions enter the Great Hall
Address by the Conferrer
Reading of the chancellor’s letter of consent to the conferment ceremony
Question by the Faculty to the Doctor Prima, reply and approval
Conferment of the jubilee doctors, honorary doctors and doctoral graduands
Speech by the Doctor Ultima
Final words by the Conferrer
Finland’s national anthem, Maamme
Processions to the Cathedral and the National Library
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