Following traditions, the Graduation Ball was organized at the Nagyvárad tér Theoretical Building this year as well, which was attended by nearly 200 participants. Graduating students were greeted by Dr. Béla Merkely, Rector.
“This occasion today is about happiness, since you all have passed your state examination successfully and most of you have already been conferred upon your degree. Roots and wings, as Goethe said, are the most that the university could give you”, Dr. Béla Merkely highlighted in his speech.
As the Rector pointed out, these roots connect graduated students to Semmelweis University, also to its 250 years of tradition and alumni. The wings give freedom, opportunities and the desire to learn, which students may use to go abroad, but will hopefully find their way back home and settle down close to the roots.
The Graduation Ball, held on 8 July, 2021 at Nagyvárad tér Theoretical Building, had nearly 200 participants. The opening ceremony and Dr. Béla Merkely’s welcome speech were followed by student performances, then a gala dinner with a live jazz music concert. The evening was closed by a charity raffle and an afterparty.
Photo: Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University
Translation: Katalin Illés-Romhányi