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Welcome Ceremony

Welcome to this year's Welcome Ceremony at UiB. The ceremony marks the start of your time here at UiB.

Velkomstseremoni UiB 2021 Illustrasjonsbilde
Picture from the Welcome Ceremony in 2019.
Lena Kleveland, UiB

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Welcome to the start of a new semester at UiB. We are pleased to be able to welcome new and old students back to a new semester. We hope to see as many as possible at the welcome ceremony! 

This year's ceremony will take place Monday 16th at Muséplass. The ceremony will be streamed online and with an audience present. 

During the welcome ceremony, we celebrate the beginning of a new academic year for our new and established students and staff. This year, the rector's chain will also be officially presented to Rector Margareth Hagen, to mark that UiB has a new rectorate.

Welcome to the opening of the academic year 2021-2022!


  • Welcome speech from the student parliament
  • Chain handover to principal Margareth Hagen
  • Speech by the principal
  • Guest speech from Monica Mæland
  • Greetings from Mayor Marte Mjøs Persen
  • Conversation with the student organizations
  • Mini concert with one of Norway's famous artists!


There are a limited number of tickets available.

New students:

Kohort B: Sold out! 


Kohort C: Sould out


Staff and students:   

Kohort A: https://kulturoperatorene.pameldingssystem.no/velkomstseremoni-2021-a   


Link to the direct Broadcast will be sent to all students and staff Monday 16th.