100th Dies Natalis
The Dies Natalis is a gathering for students, staff and relations in honour of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the university. The programme of this Dies Natalis is inspired by the theme 'of significance'.
About the Dies Natalis
On Tuesday 17 October 2023, Radboud University will celebrate its 100th Dies Natalis with an academic ceremony and a Eucharist.
The celebration will take place from 1.30pm to approximately 4.30pm in Concertgebouw De Vereeniging in Nijmegen, the location where exactly 100 years earlier the festivities surrounding the founding of our university took place. This ceremony will be livestreamed on 17 October. The link of the livestream will be announced at a later date. Prior to the academic session, from 10.00am to 11.30am, a Eucharist will be celebrated in the Molenstraatkerk in Nijmegen, just as 100 years earlier.
Following the academic session, at about 4.30pm, a reception will take place in De Vereeniging.
On the programme
During the academic celebration of the Dies Natalis, there will be speeches by, among others, mayor Hubert Bruls of Nijmegen and student Amber Stoelman. We award six honorary doctorates, and there are performances by students: Nijmegen Student Orchestra Collegium Musicum Carolinum, the Student Bigband, the Nijmegen Student Choir Alphons Diepenbrock, and campus poets Thijs Kersten and Derk Wijkamp.
The Dies Natalis will take place on Tuesday 17 October. The ceremony will be livestreamed on 17 October. The link of the livestream will be announced at a later date.
Eucharist (10.00 - 11.30 am)
6511 HA Nijmegen
Academic ceremony (13.30 - 16.45 pm)
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Keizer Karelplein 2D
6511 NC Nijmegen