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Do you want to be a student marshal?

The 2019 Annual Celebration Ceremony, in Swedish Årshögtiden, takes place on 19 October in honour of new professors, honorary doctors, award recipients and medallists.

At the Annual Celebration Ceremony, student marshals are representing Umeå University and contributes to making guests feel welcome.

Time and date

Thursday 17 October

16:00 Rehearsal in Aula Nordica.

Saturday 19 October

8:00 Gathering for student marshals in the MIT Building main entrance.
9:00–12:00 (12.30) Lectures in MIT-building and Natural Sciences Building.
15:15 Gathering for student marshals in Aula Nordica.
17:00 Ceremony in Aula Nordica.
19:00 Banquet in Universum

Tasks for student marshals


  • Preparations in the lecture premises.
  • Welcome visitors and hand out programmes.
  • Open and close doors to lecture halls.
  • Assist in serving coffee and cake in the break.
  • Tidy up.


  • Hold the flag both outside, in Brashörnan and on stage.
  • Open cardoors and if it is raining, hold umbrellas and follow guests to the front door.
  • Hand out programmes.
  • Help guest find their way at the ceremony.
  • In general – be a good host/hostess.


As a thanking gesture, the student marshals are invited to the evening banquet in Universum after the ceremony. The banquet starts with a welcome drink. The three-course menu is served together with wine or non-alcoholic beverages. After coffee, guests are welcome to dance to the Renhornen band.

Dress code


Black trousers/skirt and white shirt/blouse.

Banquet and ceremony

Dress code to the banquet and ceremony:

  • white tie and tails and white waistcoat
    (in Swedish svart frack med vit väst och vit fluga)
  • long evening gown in any colour. 

Student's cap, white gloves and union ribbon must be worn. Please notice that you will have to manage the white tie and tails or long evening gown yourself.

To lend

We have a few student caps and white gloves to lend. Please specify on the web form if you need to borrow anything.


Pleace note that you will not receive any payment for your contribution as a student marshal and that you will have to provide your own white tie and tails or evening gown. However, your day and evening will be filled with exciting experiences and you will have nice memories of your time as a student marshal.

NOTE You have to understand Swedish to be a student marshal.