Another academic year began with a bright and memorable first-year student "Initiation into students", which took place on September 3 in the summer theater of the park of culture and recreation T.H. Shevchenko. The freshmen received the instruction and symbolic key to knowledge from the rector, Professor A.S. Kobtsa.  Student card and student's record-book was handed by the first vice-rector - vice-rector for educational work, Professor D.M. Onoprienko. The symbolic torch of knowledge was handed over to freshmen by the vice-rector for scientific work, professor Yu.I. Gritsan.

Among the graduates of the past, many well-known and successful people. On this day freshmen were congratulated:

Zhadan Yevgenii Volodymyrovych - a deputy of the regional council, the first deputy chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council, a member of the commission on social and economic development of the region on the budget and finance matters. Graduate of two faculties: accounting and auditing and agronomic.

Udovytskyi Vadym Oleksiiovych - Head of the Department of Agrarian Development of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Vuichytskyi Anatolii Stanislavovych,  the hero of Ukraine- Head of Agribusiness Firm "Druzhba" of Novomoskovsk District, Honored Worker of Agriculture, Honorary Professor of our University. Graduate of the Faculty of Agronomy.

Golovko Anatoly Grigorovich, the hero of Ukraine - Director of the Limited Liability Company "Gaichur" of the Novomykolaivskyi District of Zaporizhzhia Region, Honored Worker of Agriculture, Honorary Professor of our University. Graduate of the Faculty of Agronomy.

Smyrna Galina Mykolaivna is the head of the regional industrial organization of the workers of the agro-industrial complex, a member of the supervisory board of the university. Graduate of the Faculty of Economics. 

Yatsuk Vladyslav Mykolaiovych - Deputy Head of Department of Youth and Sport of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, Head of Department for Youth Affairs. Graduate of Faculty of Mechanization of Agriculture.

We thank all those graduates who were unable to join us on this day, but they always supported and provided assistance (Pysmenyi M. - Honored Worker of Agriculture of Ukraine, head of agricultural firm Slavutich of Nikopol district. Graduate of the Agronomy Faculty, Honorary Professor of our University, Puchka A. - General Director of Ltd."Zorya", Ltd."Ukraine", Ltd."Dibrivske" of Pokrovsky district of Dnipropetrovsk region. Graduate of the Agronomy Faculty, Golovko V., director of agricultural firm "Obriy". Graduate of the Mechanization Faculty of the village, Yarmolyuk I., director of the FG "Vidrodzhennia". Graduate of the Agronomy Faculty.)

All those who joined this year at our university, took an oath and vowed to be worthy of the glorious traditions of the university.

On the holy day, the blessings of the Lord were given by the rector of the Savior Transfiguration Cathedral, Archpriest Father Jaroslav Deineka.

Celebrations were completed by a bright concert prepared by the student club (director Gula L., artistic director – Belyaev O.) with the support of the administration and trade union committee. The concert program was attended by: folk and contemporary music ensemble / director. V. Klimenko /, ensemble of folk dance "Dniprovski hvyli" / director. S. Goriachkovskyi /, brass band / director V.Kiiko /, soloist Denys Cholovsky and freshman Natalia Stiozhka.