Friday, June 22, 2018

UrFU welcomes freshmen with university celebration ceremony

Thousands of freshmen began classes at Ural Federal University on Monday, an event kicked off by a university-wide celebration held outside UrFU's main administrative building.

Monday's ceremony began at 2 p.m. local time with remarks by Sverdlovsk Governor Eugene Kuyvashev and UrFU Rector Viktor Koksharov.

After the opening remarks, the incoming freshmen were treated to a flash mob performance by a high school performing arts group.

For the remainder of the afternoon, the students had the chance to meet with representatives from various academic departments and student councils to learn more about the social and learning opportunities awaiting them at UrFU.

Monday's event was broadcast live on Yekaterinburg TV and can be streamed for online viewing at