October 18
Opening of the academic year

INVITATION -  The opening of the academic year 2023/2024 at the University of Bonn

Dear members, researchers, teachers, students, employees, alumni and friends of our university,

This year, we will celebrate the opening of the Academic Year 2023/24 on October 18, 2023, the founding day of our alma mater, starting at 5 pm in the auditorium. The following reception will take place in the auditorium.

I cordially invite you to the central ceremony of our university year!

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch
Rector of the University of Bonn

Registration for the event is requested. The event management (contact below) is at your disposal.

The two pedels of the opening of the academic year 2021/22 stand together in front of a window and smile at the camera.
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn

History and tradition

The gown, beret, chain of office and scepter have always played a central role in the formal opening ceremony.

Maike Krebber one of the two presenters of the opening of the academic year 2021/22, stands on stage and speaks.
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn


Here you find the program schedule for the opening of the Academic Year 2023/24.

A video of the 2021 State Award Ceremony at the University of Bonn, is shown during the opening of the 2021/22 academic year.
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn

Award honors

The winners of the State Prize and the DAAD Prize will be honored this year during the International Days.

The rector stands on stage, behind a lectern and speaks during the opening of the academic year 2021/22.
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn

Review - Image gallery and event recording

On October 18, 2022, the University of Bonn kicked off the academic year 2022/23 with the traditional ceremony marking its foundation day. You can find the recordings here.


Team Eventmanagement

Mail: akadjahr@uni-bonn.de

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Daniela Hüll

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Sandra Gesell

+49 228 73 60496

The opening of the academic year is supported by:

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