Freshmen Initiation Ceremony

01.09.14 00:00

August 31, 2014 (at 14:00), St Petersburg Theatre Music Hall will conduct a ceremony of freshmen students initiation at the ITMO University.

Beginning of the academic year at the ITMO University is traditionally marked by a grand celebration in honor of the newly entrants admitted to undergraduate programs and specialties of our university.

This year's ceremony will take place on the stage of Music Hall, one of St Petersburg's most famous theaters, and will bring together more than a thousand spectators and participants. Welcoming speeches were given by Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector of the ITMO University, as well as by representatives of the city and graduates of previous years. The ceremony offers exciting performances by creative groups, interdepartmental winners of the festival Spring at ITMO, stories of the victories and achievements of students, parting words from the president of the student government association (ASSU) and the main event of the evening – the presentation of student cards and record books (at the end of the event the issuance of student tickets freshmen will continue at the faculties).

This year, there were about a thousand new undergraduate and specialist students at the ITMO University who have chosen their specialty in more than 30 areas of education in the field of information and communication and photonic technologies, nanotechnology, robotics and optoelectronics.

"I am delighted to welcome freshmen at the ITMO University. This has become a good tradition,” said Vladimir Vasilyev,”During a ceremony, I feel amazing energy coming from everyone in the hall, and I realize – they are our future! They are our future winners of international competitions, scientists, teachers and leaders. They are those whom the university will be proud of in the coming years, and who will develop Russian science. “

Admission to the University is the new chapter in people’s lives. Graduates of previous years, as well as ASSU activists tell how to make the educative years as interesting as possible, make them bright and saturated; how to combine educational and social activities, how to discover talents, how to find new friends and start your own business. After all, the ITMO University is one of the best universities in Russia, as our motto says: ITMO University – more than university! And very soon the freshmen will have an opportunity to discover it personally.

The ceremony will be held on August 31 at 14:00. The address is: St Petersburg, Alexandrovkiy Park, apt. 4, Music Hall (by invitation at 13:15). For parents of the freshmen, the event will be broacasted at the concert hall of the ITMO University.

Invitations to the ceremony will be given to freshmen on August 31 from 11:30 to 13:30, in the lobby of the ITMO University at Kronverkskiy pr., 49.

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