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Welcome Ceremony

The University of Oslo greets all new students with a traditional ceremony at the University Square on Monday 12 August 2019. 

Students at the Welcome ceremony

Photo: UiO/ Jarli & Jordan. 

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.

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 at the University Square between 2:30pm and 2:45pm. 

See a map here

There will be speeches from student leaders, Rector and the Mayor of Oslo. In addition, the University Choirs will preform traditional Norwegian songs.  

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Please note that the ceremony is held in Norwegian, but will be streamed to a screen next to the stage with English subtitles. 

Published Feb. 14, 2018 10:50 AM - Last modified June 19, 2019 3:33 PM