HSE Graduation Party: A Step-by-Step Guide
On 20th June HSE invites all graduates, students and teachers to the Star Wars themed University Graduation Party at Space Moscow. This is without a doubt, the best party of the year. But to get the most out of it, remember to follow these few vital steps.
Step 1: Buy your ticket in advance for 750 roubles. If you don’t manage to get one, don’t despair, tickets will be on sale at the door.
Step 2: Don’t forget to print out your ticket (if you bought it in advance)! We can’t confirm the validity of your booking without the code on your print out.
Step 3: Bring your passport. The club has the right to check your papers and not allow you to enter without them.
Step 1: Wear something fashionable but don’t forget the nights can be cold. No one wants to get ill in summer.
Step 2: Wear comfortable shoes. You have a long night of dancing ahead. The brave and experienced can wear high heels - we’re expressing our admiration in advance.
Step 3: Save your Darth Vader and Princess Leia costumes for the Christmas party. Characters from Star Wars will be greeting you and it would be annoying to get lost among them.
(May I join you at your table? Graduation episode IV ‘The Cocktail Era’. 20th June)
Step 1: At the entrance, pick up your free cocktail voucher - for individual collection only.
Step 2: Clutch the voucher to your bosom, go to the bar, order your drink, give your voucher to the barman, get your free cocktail and drink it.
Step 3: Feel the effects of the cocktail. Dance until dawn - there’ll be wild music from the Jedi DJ and space videos and a show to fire up your desire to let your hair down and party, party, party! And it’s allowed.
Step 1: Listen to congratulations from the leaders. The ‘Elders’ will arrive around 23.00 and they’ll tell you something cosmic.
Step 2: Put your name on the list of university benefactors. There’ll be a stand at the party where you can make a contribution to the university for development - just like at Cambridge or Harvard.
Step 3: Join the contest to win prizes. The evening is full of surprises, from the car manufacturers Jaguar for example. And that’s just for starters.
(Join me and together we’ll rule the galaxy. Believe in the Elders! Graduation episode III ‘Greetings from the government’ 20th June)
21.30 - guests arrive, enter the stellar portal, Jedi musical set
23.00- 23.20 - greetings to the Padawans from the government of the university, and special guests from other galaxies
23.30 disco begins
00.00 - 00.20 Star Wars show
00.20 - disco continues accompanied by the leader and the animation programme
01.00 - 01.25 artists performances
02.00 - 02.25 triumphant finale for the disco and continuation of the animation programme
Time: 20th June, guests arrive at 21.30, programme starts at 23.00
Location: Space Moscow club, 36 Kutuzovsky Prospect, building 11
Entrance fee: 750 roubles. Buy a ticket and book the last tables here
The International Preparatory Year programme held its graduation ceremony in July. This academic year, 125 students from 50 countries were enrolled in the programme. They will continue their studies at Russian universities, most of them pursuing bachelor's and master's programmes at HSE University. The graduation was organised as a quest, where the students were able to demonstrate their achievements in learning the Russian language. Graduates from Ecuador, Syria, and Mexico shared their impressions with the HSE News Service, Deputy Director Polina Shanko talked about plans for the coming year, and mathematics teacher Vladimir Gordin gave his advice to future students.
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.
On July 4, HSE University graduates celebrated their graduation with Little Big, a vibrant punk rave band, - this was the University’s gift to the students. The concert drew students, graduates from previous years, and HSE University staff: over 5,000 people attended the event.
A Harry Potter-themed university graduation party has been held at HSE. This year, the party was completely organized by HSE students, they selected everything – from the location to the entertainment, and not only graduates, but also their friends and family were invited.
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The club Space Moscow will become a spaceship for one night to whisk HSE graduates away into the film fantasy world of Star Wars. Guests will greet one another with, ‘May the HSE be with you!’ assured that this is just the beginning and HSE is the launch pad for their journey into a new life.