For the first time the procession of universities was held in 2016. According to the press service of the Tomsk City Mayor’s office, all six universities of Tomsk announced their participation in the procession.
Student columns will move from the Lenin Square to the Novosobornaya Square. In the area of the Glavpochtamt the students will present creative performances about their universities. This will follow the inaugural ceremony of freshmen to Tomsk citizens on the Novosobornaya Square.
The director of the TPU International Culture Center Elena Popko says:
‘Traditionally over 250 TPU students will participate in the procession. Every year we do our best to present an interesting performance and design. Last year, for example, students were accompanied by outstanding scientists Dmitri Mendeleev, Efim Zubashev and others. In addition, students introduced advanced developments of the University to Tomsk citizens. A new scenario is still being created, we would like to impress all guests of the event.’
She adds that the majority of the TPU column will consist of nonresident freshmen. This is due to the fact that at the end of the procession the inaugural ceremony of freshmen to Tomsk citizens will take place at the Novosobornaya Square.
Those students wishing to participate in the procession may contact the director Elena Popko by tel. 606-263 or address in person (13v, Usova St., International Culture Center, TPU).