On the Knowledge Day, the square in front of the University’s main building was full of the first-year students (more than 1800 of them). Festive meeting marked the beginning of the new academic year at the University.
Students were greeted and congratulated by the rector, pro-rector for study work, pro-rector for scientific work. Also, warm words for students were prepared by University’s graduate, chairman of the State Duma Committee – P. V. Krasheninnikov; Sverdlovsk Region’s Prosecutor - S.A. Okhlopkov,; Sverdlovsk Region’s Deputy Minister of General and Professional Education - Y.N. Zelenov.
P. V. Krasheninnikov presented the lecture "Introduction to the specialty” for the first-year students. The Chairman of the State Duma Committee shared vivid memories of his student years in the Sverdlovsk Law Institute, told future lawyers about essence of law, legality and how laws are born. Paying much attention to the latter topic, P. V. Krasheninnikov, recommended working hard on writing texts and listening attentively to teachers.
The Knowledge Day program continued inside Institutes and Faculties.
The culmination of the new academic year first day was a large dance flash mob, arranged in the evening near the University’s main building.