The time of graduation ceremonies began at Tomsk State University on June 30. The first diplomas were received by graduates of the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and the Pre-courses Department, and then the Faculty of Physics and Master’s students of the Faculty of Geology and Geography took the baton.
By tradition, this solemn event takes place in the Assembly Hall of the TSU main building. For the first time, university graduation certificates were awarded online, and the ceremony was broadcast on the TSU YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/TvUniversitetTSU.
“Gaudeamus” sounds - and those who graduated with honors are the first to receive diplomas. This year, out of 2,941 students graduating from TSU, 893 people are receiving red diplomas - 326 bachelors, 45 specialists, and 522 master’s students.
Faculties and educational institutions invite their graduates to the festive event in advance by sending them a link that is formed shortly before the broadcast begins. Before graduation, students are congratulated by the rector, vice-rectors, and deans.
Then, each TSU graduate and guest can virtually walk from the gate in the University Grove to the entrance to the Assembly Hall: the VR 360 video fully conveys the festive atmosphere in front of the main building - both those rushing for graduation and those who have already received diplomas and are taking selfies for graduates.
After the presentation, each group or faculty can go to a separate online room, thank the teachers, and present their creative congratulations.