Celebrations and memorials


Calendar of events

Academia Film Olomouc

25–30 April 2023
UP Arts Centre, Kino Metropol, etc.

Films, lectures, workshops, concerts, guests, fans, and most of all, SCIENCE. This will be the 58th edition of the international popular science film festival. Suffice it to say, the programme will not be lacking a commemoration of the university’s anniversary.

Majáles student May festival

May 2023
Olomouc town centre

Just as the history of the city is linked to the history of the university, so are the celebrations of the arrival of May and the beauty of student life linked to the centre of Olomouc, through which a joyful parade passes, enlivening the streets and squares of the university town.

Excursion to Hodslavice, birthplace of Palacký

10 May 2023
Hodslavice, Nový Jičín district

As part of the UP Sports Day, a university excursion to Hodslavice, a village near Nový Jičín where František Palacký was born in 1798, will take place. When else to visit the birthplace of the “Father of the Nation” than on the occasion of the jubilee of the university that bears his name.

Palacký’s birthday

14 June 2023
Fort Science

František Palacký was not only the father of the nation, but was also a modern, purposeful and educated young man who, if he were alive now, would be one of the most followed “influencers” of the day. So why not celebrate his birthday in style, together with the students of the university that proudly bears his name?

Tour of UP buildings

September 2023
Olomouc town centre

To celebrate European Heritage Days, free tours of the original university buildings will be held. Did you know that these include, among others, the Regional Museum in Olomouc, and the Church of Our Lady of the Snows?

Street Art Palacký

September 2023
Šmeralova Dormitory UP

In cooperation with the Street Art Festival association, an original mural with the image of the young František Palacký will be created on the Šmeralova Dormitory building. The large-format mural, located in a much-frequented, prominent place, will remind passers-by and commuters of this important figure of Czech history, whose birth was 225 years ago.


19 September 2023
UP Arts Centre

The day to get acquainted with university and student associations, theday to have fun and enjoy the start of the academic year. MEET UP 23 will reflect the the university’s jubilee. Look forward to concerts, films, and discussions.

Opening ceremony of the academic year

5–6 October 2023
Palacký University

The opening ceremony of the academic year of Czech universities is organised by the Czech Conference of Rectors with the participation of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and leading personalities of Czech higher education. Each year a different university hosts the important event – in 2023, our alma mater will receive this honour.

Exhibition of university insignia

October 2023
Olomouc Regional Museum

In cooperation with the Olomouc Regional Museum, we are preparing a unique exhibition of university insignia. The rare collection includes the seals, maces, and chains formerly and currently used by academic dignitaries in Olomouc.

Long Night of the Sciences

6 October 2023
Palacký University Olomouc

Experiments, tastings, tests, workshops, tours, and lots of fun – all these await visitors from the afternoon to long in the evening at the popular event Long Night of the Sciences. In addition to popular and educational activities at UP faculties and departments, we are also preparing video mapping commemorating 450 years of the university.

Ceremonial concert of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc

16 November 2023
Reduta, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc

On the eve of Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day/International Students Day, a selection of classical works by the most famous Czech composers will be performed in the concert hall of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc.