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Four Campuses and One Long-Awaited Headliner: HSE University-Wide Graduation to Be Held on July 3

Four Campuses and One Long-Awaited Headliner: HSE University-Wide Graduation to Be Held on July 3

© Mikhail Dmitriev/ HSE University

This year for the first time in HSE history, the graduation ceremony will take place at one time for all four HSE campuses. Almost 11,000 students from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm will gather online to bid the university farewell and celebrate the next chapter in their lives.

HSE Graduation 2020 will be held remotely on VK (vkontakte.ru). This will allow almost 11,000 students from all of HSE University’s four campuses as well as HSE staff to celebrate the momentous event together.

The event has a lot of surprises in store for guests: from a video call from HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov to a large-scale Screenlife show. But the main event of the graduation festivities will be the concert, which will begin at 8 pm. Lucky grads will have the opportunity to dance on the same stage as Valery Meladze – the headliner of the evening!

If you want to perform on stage with Valery, make sure you participate in the flash mob: make a video of yourself dancing to your favorite Meladze song, upload it to VK with the hashtag #хочунасценукмеладзе (#bringmeonstagemeladze), and wait for the winners to be announced. A select number of the most creative submissions will be chosen, and with a bit of luck, YOU may find yourself on stage with Valery!

‘We are confident that this year’s online graduation celebration will be just as significant, exciting, and moving!’ says Ksenia Mardanova, Head of the Office for Alumni Relations and Career Development.

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