On October 12, 2018 at KazNAA named after T. Zhurgenov “Student initiation ceremony” was held for freshmen. A large theatrical show was organized at the Academy Square, where achievements of Academy of Arts were presented. Most of the festive performances were prepared by the 1st-year students themselves, who were assisted by senior students. Also talented young-dombrists of the "Musical Art" Faculty performed Kurmangazy kyu.
Traditionally, vice-rector of the Academy, Professor Sh.A. Amirbekov handed the first-year students a symbolic attribute of knowledge - a student ID card and the key to knowledge. Students, in turn, swore an oath to successfully study and work to the glory of the university and the country. The first-year students choir performed hymn "Zhurgenov Academy". The university administration, honored guests, famous university graduates, and academic staff took part in this solemn event.
At the end of the festive occasion, the Academy's Youth Affairs Committee gave to the students a delicious dessert cake.