Academic traditions

Hoogleraren in de Domkerk

Throughout the year, Utrecht University marks several special occasions of celebration and remembrance. Alongside celebratory events such as the Opening of the Academic Year and Anniversary Day (Dies Natalis), there’s also the Koningsberger Lecture and Remembrance Day on 4 May. Once every five years, the university celebrates its Lustrum anniversary. The academic traditions at Utrecht University firmly focus on the future, without losing sight of the past.