ANNOS 62 – OYY 62 years!

Welcome to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the Student Union of the University of Oulu on April 9, 2022!

OYY was founded in the autumn of 1959 to nurture the mental well-being of students and to advocate their economic welfare, as well as to promote education, morality and order. The Student Union has organized various events, looked after students’ everyday life and built student housing. Today, the student union has been operating for more than 60 years, representing students in Oulu and supervising their interests.

OYY’s anniversary is celebrated for more than a week. Anniversary celebrations start on Saturday April 2nd with the anniversary sitsit on the Linnanmaa campus. The week of the 62nd annual ballis full of a variety of programs and activities that are open to all members of the student union. Relax in a stand-up evening or come enjoy the music and cake with us! More information about the anniversary sitsit and the anniversary week program, as well as the schedule, can be found here.

OYY’s anniversary ends with the ANNOS 62 Annual Ball on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The Anual Balln is a celebration for all students at the University of Oulu, where they eat and drink well, give speeches and sing in accordance with the academic tradition and in a handsome setting. In addition to the great celebrations, Annos also annually awards academic honors awarded by the Student Union to deserving members of the organizations operating in OYY. The dress code for the anniversary is a dark suit and academic decorations.

Cocktail reception

The annual celebration begins at 4 pm with a cocktail reception in the Restaurant Pekuri, Oulu city centre (Kauppurienkatu 15, 4th floor), where guests can present their greetings to OYY.

Annual Ball

The official Annual Ball will be celebrated at Restaurant Pekuri, Oulu city centre (Kauppurienkatu 15, 4th floor) starting at 6 pm. If you want to photograph yourself either alone or with your avec and friends, you can arrive starting at 5 pm.

After party

The Annual Ball after party is held at 45 Specials (Saaristonkatu 12) starting at 11 pm. The price of the dinner card includes the entry to the after party. Extra tickets for the after party are also sold separately on There are limited amount of after party tickets.

The Annual Ball guests have a choice of either a fish or vegan menu.

Fish menu:

Artichoke soup and roasted carrot rooster

Main course
Pike roasted in almond oil, dill-sour cream foam
Sweet potato mashed potatoes
From beetroot and fennel

White chocolate parsnip mousse
Raspberries and biscuit crumbs
Coffee and tea

Vegan menu

Artichoke soup and roasted carrot rooster

Main course
Vegan Wellington with broad beans, red wine sauce
Sweet potato mashed potatoes
From beetroot and fennel

Mango passion with mousse and dark chocolate
Coffee and tea

Registration for the Annual Ball starts in on Monday 28 February 2022 at 9 am. You can also buy a ticket on the same page on Sunday 10.4. for anniversary breakfast. You will find a link to in your Annos 62 invitation.

Registration opens to all participants on March 14. Registration closes on March 27th or as the tickets are sold out.

Dinner card prices:

OYY members 100 €

Others 120 €

Support dinner card 200 €

Anniversary breakfast 20 €

Annual ball afterparty 10 € (included in the dinner card)

If you want to remember the Student Union with a gift, we hope that the donations will be directed to Hope Ry for work for low-income families with children and children in care.

Hope – Yhdessä ja Yhteisesti ry
Fundraising account: FI19 5630 0020 3003 12
Reference number: 2105

Authorization number: RA / 2019/425
Licensee: Hope – Yhdessä & Yhteisesti ry

Time and area of ​​collection:
15.9.2019-14.9.2022 in the entire territory of Finland except Åland.

The anniversary breakfast will be celebrated after the Annual Ball on Sunday, April 10th from 12 noon to 6 pm in the restaurant Voimala 1889 (Kasarmintie 1). Please note that the food is served from 12 noon to 3 pm.

The anniversary breakfast menu:

Spinach frit
Small sausages
Vegetarian sausages
Meat pies
Vegetable pies

Salad selection
* three different salads
* salad dressings

Foccacia & selection of spreads and pastes

Coffee, tea
Homemade marshmallows

Flavored waters and fresh juice

In addition, Voimala 1889’s bar serves the quests throughout the breakfast.

At the beginning of the anniversary breakfast, from 12 noon to 1 pm, the people can come and recharge their batteries in the yard of Voimala 1889 with their Oulu care dogs.

During the breakfast, it is also possible to unwind from the previous night’s party with a sauna. Please note that you are not allowed to bring your own alcoholic beverages to the sauna facilities. However, the bar also serves guests who want to go to the sauna side. Please bring your own towel if you are going to sauna.

Dress code: student overalls

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Annos 62 annual ball is completely free of harassment and discrimination where OYY’s principles of safer space are in force. The harassment contact persons of the event are OYY’s employees Sanna Kangasniemi and Eetu Leinonen. Guests can contact them freely if they face any sort of harassment in the event. You can reach Sanna and Eetu via text message or Whatsapp on Saturday during the Annual Ball from 4 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Additionally, you can report harassment through an online form. The harassment reports given through the online form are handled after the event during the following week.

Harassment contact persons:
Sanna Kangasniemi: +358 40 526 5821
Eetu Leinonen: +358 40 520 0557

Online form

For more information on the Annual Ball, please contact OYY’s event producer Kati Kantonen, or 050 4078452

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