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Welcome Ceremony

The University of Oslo greets all new students with a traditional ceremony at the University Square on Monday 13 August 2018. 

Students at the Welcome ceremony

Photo: Terje Heiestad, UiO.

Come and meet all the other new students at this traditional ceremony, which has been taking place since 1923 to mark the beginning of the semester.

At the ceremony there will be speeches and music. The Rector of the University of Oslo, Svein Stølen, will be there to greet you. So will the Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen.

The critically acclaimed artist Nils Bech, known to many after his 2017 appearance in SKAM, series 3, episode 9, will be performing at the ceremony. 

If you are an exchange student or a bachelor's degree student, you will go with your buddy group to the Welcome Ceremony. 

All students and buddies should meet in the University Garden behind the University Square between 2pm and 2.30pm. There will be free smoothies. 

See a map here.
Enter from Frederiks gate, Kristian IVs gate or Universitetsgata. 

At 2.50pm, all the students and buddies take part in the procession from the gardens on to the University Square. 


Please note that the ceremony is held in Norwegian. 

Published Feb. 14, 2018 10:50 AM - Last modified June 30, 2018 12:32 PM