Projects and events
Journey to Student Life
Here freshmen and freshwomen make their first acquaintance with the Student Club. Our best teams in various performance arts show their skills onstage.
Student Club Open Doors Day
The Student Club Open Doors Day is held annually in September and aims at familiarizing both new and continuing students with its activities.
The event is joined by heads of arts collectives. They speak about their life in arts and recruit students who are eager to unravel their creative potential.
Freshman Day is an annual event held in October and aiming to showcase newcomers’ talents. The best performers are awarded. The event concludes with a gala with the best numbers.
Every institute presents its own competition program, usually organized as a scripted show unified by a single idea.
Preliminaries and rehearsals start in mid-September.
Kazan University’s Birthday
The University’s birthday is celebrated on 18 November, but the accompanying festivities may take many days up to early December. The concert program is joined by KFU teams and peers from many local and out-of-province universities.
Russian Student Day
Russian Student Day (Tatiana’s Day) is marked on 25 January. The holiday dates back to the founding date of Moscow State University, the first Russian university, in 1755. Since it’s also the name day of Saint Martyr Tatiana of Rome in the Russian Orthodox Church, the holiday is colloquially known as Tatiana’s Day in Russia.
The tradition, of course, is well kept at KFU, where on this day many festivities, including concerts, cuisine shows, and other entertainment take place. Tatiana is a popular female given name in Russia, so all Tatianas also receive their share of congratulations.
Student Spring Festival
Student Spring Festival is a longtime traditional spring event in Russian universities. It’s a day of energy, youth, and creativity usually scheduled in March. The festival welcomes individual and collective performances in all types of arts.
Best performers are awarded, and the festival ends with a gala.
Summer Student Marathon
Summer Student Marathon is held at Yalchik Camp, KFU’s forest facility in the neighboring Republic of Mari El. It’s a weeklong summer school dedicated to leadership trainings, creative potential, and other personal development matters. Summer is really a time for artistic drive and new acquaintances.
Many educators joins the marathon to help students get the best of their time at the camp.
Miss KFU Talent Pageant
Miss KFU is an annual spring pageant for young women who are willing to showcase their talents. Students of all levels are invited to join.
After a casting stage, the best candidates are welcomed to the finals which consist of several events:
- General runway walk;
- Creative presentation;
- Short interview;
- Runway walk in evening gowns;
- Award ceremony.