On September 1, 2016 hundreds of first-year students (freshmen), parents, professors, university staff and guests gathered at the University Stadium for the solemn matriculation ceremony.
The solemn ceremony began with the raising of the national flag of Ukraine, and singing of the national anthem. However, the first words of welcome have been marred by the mention of the participation of our teachers and students in the ATO in Eastern Ukraine. The audience paid tribute to fallen students of the University – Roman Zozulia and Andrii Proshak, who defended our Homeland, by a minute of silence.
Rector of the university, Prof. Yevstahii Kryzhanivskyi congratulated the first-year students with the new stage of their lives and wished them a great year and all the best under the peaceful sky. Among the guests present at the matriculation ceremony were many official representatives of the town and regional administrations, heads of the Ukrainian oil and gas companies and Archbishop-Metropolitan of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.