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Every academic year starts with University traditional of a special significance – matriculation, when the first-year students ceremonially join the big community on the University students. In the courtyard of the Palace the youth honours their Alma mater, testifying that knowledge is the biggest value for the human being. International students’ anthem “Gaudeamus” is performed, thus symbolically marking the start of the full-fledged students’ life in Jelgava. Instead of the previous tradition, in which the students planted trees in the Palace park with message for the future generations, in year 2012 a new tradition has been started – pavement of the academic road.