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Principal's Welcome Ceremony

Principal's Welcome Ceremony

Mon 09 September 2019 12:15-13:30

McEwan Hall, Bristo Square





The Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, welcomes all new students to the annual ‘Principal’s Welcome Ceremony’ to mark the start of a new academic year.                    


Witness the traditional academic procession through the magnificent McEwan Hall, be officially welcomed by senior members of University staff and hear from the current Presidents of the Students’ Association and Sports Union. The Sir William Darling Memorial Prizes will also be awarded to students for their outstanding contribution to the University.


Recommended to arrive early. Reserve your ticket: www.ed.ac.uk/new-students/welcome-ceremony


Once McEwan Hall has reached capacity you can still experience this inspirational optional event through a live stream at the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre and in the Teviot Library Bar.