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Do you want to be a student marshal?

The 2018 Annual Celebration Ceremony 2018, Årshögtiden, takes place on 20 October in honour of new professors, honorary doctors and award recipients.

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

Time and date

Please note that some of the times below are preliminary.

Thursday 18 October

15:00 Rehearsal in Aula Nordica

Saturday 20 October

8:30 Gathering for student marshals in Aula Nordica. The exact time and place will be announced later.
9:00–12:00 Lectures in Samhällsvetarhuset and Humanisthuset.
15:15 Gathering for student marshals in Aula Nordica.
17:00 Ceremony in Aula Nordica.
19:00 Banquet in Universum

Tasks for student marshals


  • Hand out programmes.


  • 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

White tie and tails and white waistcoat for men and evening gown for women. Student cap, white gloves and union ribbon must be worn.

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.

Register as student marshal