Schedule of the Conferment Ceremony
Please notice that this is only preliminary schedule and changes may appear.
More precise schedule will be published later. The final schedule and programme will be send to all registered participants.
At 1pm to 3pm Rehearsals, Saalastinsali Hall, University of Oulu
The Doctoral Conferment Ceremony rehearsals are meant for Young and Honorary doctors. Address: Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, Oulu.
Dress code: casual, no sword nor hat needed
Time and place: at 13.00 at Saalastinsali Hall.
Please be seated in your own place in Saalastinsali by 1 pm. The seating has been send to you by mail.
At 6 pm Cocktails for Honorary Doctors, Hotel Lasaretti
Cocktail reception is only for Honorary Doctors, Rector, Conferrers of the Degrees, and Officiants
At 7 pm to 12 pm Sword Whetting Ceremony, Hotel Lasaretti
Dress code: see Dress code: sword-whetting
Note! All Young Doctors are requested to arrive by 8.45 am to bring their hat and sword. All invited guests are requested to be seated by 11.50 am.
At 8.45 am to 11 am compulsory Rehearsals, Saalastinsali Hall, University of Oulu
The Conferment Ceremony rehearsals are meant for Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors. Address: Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, Oulu.
At 12.00 am to 3 pm Doctoral Conferment Ceremony, Saalastinsali Hall, University of Oulu
Dress code for all Saturdays events so far: see Dress code: Conferment Ceremony
Time and place: at 8.45 in Saalastinsali Hall, bus transportation from university to the city center after the ceremony
At 3.30 pm Procession to the Oulu Cathedral
At 4 pm to 5 pm Service (ecumenical), Oulu Cathedral
The service in Oulu Cathedral is ecumenical, and it is possible to participate in it as an observer regardless of one's personal beliefs. However, if you don’t find it comfortable participating the service, you may leave the procession in front of the church.
At 7 pm to 3.45 am Conferment Banquet and Ball, Foodoo Garden, Linnanmaa campus
You can have your picture taken by professional photographer in this event (payment on one's own account).
At 12:00 noon Sailing Trip, Maikkula Mansion
Sailing trip is meant for oung octors, honorary doctors, rector and conferment ceremony committee.
Bus transportation from Market Square (in front of Oulu Theatre) to Maikkula Mansion at 11.30
Playful rowing competition on the Oulu river, live music, dancing, coffee
Dress code: casual, "student cap" or equivalent
Bus transportation from Maikkula Mansion to Market Square (in front of Oulu Theatre) at 4 pm