On September 2, 2017 a convocation ceremony for freshmen was held in front of the main building of Sumy National Agrarian University. It began with a grand parade of the first- year students accompanied by the announcement of the main achievements of each department.
A lot of honored guests were invited to the event. They are Volodymyr Bykov, the Head of the Supervisory Council of SNAU, Petro Turchyn, acting director, the Head of the Department of Agroindustrial Development of Sumy Regional State Administration and many others.
The honorary right to raise the state flag of Ukraine was given to Lyudmyla Zhurba, a student of the Veterinary Medicine Department, the repeated participant and the winner of student competitions and national debates, and Maxym Berezin, a student of the Law Faculty, a bronze prizewinner of the World Championship, and a multiple champion of Ukraine in Pankration.
Volodymyr Ladyka, the Rector of SNAU assured, that the first-year students had made a conscious and successful choice, because nowadays SNAU is the leader of agrarian education in Ukraine.
As a tradition, the best students and teachers according to the rating of educational and scientific work were awarded.
A wonderful concert program made the bright final of the holiday. It was attended by not only recognized university stars, but also by freshmen who performed modern and dynamic dance in Ukrainian style.