Archive: August 2018

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

OYY’s pop up office at Kontinkangas Campus on the 6.9.

The Student Union will set up a pop up office to the Kontinkangas Campus on the 6th of September. The pop up office will locate at Aapistie 5 and it will be open at 11 a.m. and close at 2.30 p.m.

There will be student card stickers, sport passes, member pins (to student caps), student-priced movie tickets and counseling.

Uutiset @en Mariah O'mara

Vulcanalia Festival Artists Revealed

Today during the Oulu Student Magazine Campus Live Facebook broadcast the true identities of the Vulcanalia Festival artists were finally revealed! 

After a lot of speculation, we are happy to announce this year’s festival lineup as follows:

Satellite Stories

Widely hailed as the most successful Finnish indie band in Europe, this band’s story was born out of the corridors of the University of Oulu. The band announced this past May that their collective story would come to an end this fall as they pursue their own individual stories. However, the band has agreed to include Vulcanalia on their farewell tour. So, if you want to see the band return to their home stage it’s now or never! Satellite Stories new album “Cut Out the Lights” debuts on 07.09.18


Stig has been a well-known figure in the Finnish music scene for many years. He is known for his many hits, such as “Ryyppy”, “Roy Orbison” and “Puumaa mä metsästän.”


Tickets will be available for purchase through online ticketing retailer Bailataan. Ticket sales open Monday 20.8 from 10.00 hr at Bailataan’s online ticketing platform allows you to buy your tickets wherever and whenever you’d like, all from the convenience of your electronic device. To find out more about the Bailataan service you can check out frequently asked questions here

A limited number of tickets will also be sold at the Linnanmaa campus on 4th of September from 10-14 hr near the green coat racks across from the Tellus Innovation Area, and on the Kontinkangas campus on 5th of September from 10-14 hr.        

Event Timetable (Estimated Time):

  • 20:00 Opening ceremony
  • 20:15 Teekkaritorvet
  • 21:15 Satellite Stories
  • 22:30 STIG
  • 23:45 DJ
  • 1:00 The event ends

The Vulcanalia Day also includes the Student Fair on the Linnanmaa campus from 10-14 hr on the same day. 

The Official Vulcanalia After Party will be held at Viihdemaailma Ilona.

For more information about the event, you can contact us here.


Uutiset @en Mariah O'mara

Vulcanalia 2018: The Opening Event of the Academic Year

As the summer draws to a close it’s time to look ahead to the fall term.

Vulcanalia, the University of Oulu’s unofficial opening party of the academic year, is the perfect event to help you ease into student life here in Oulu. It is also one of the few events of the year that brings together all of the University of Oulu’s diverse population of students and staff members.

This year’s festivities will take place on Wednesday, the 12th of September, 2018.

The day opens with the Vulcanalia Student Fair. It is almost impossible to miss, as the event takes over most of the University’s Linnanmaa campus starting around 10:00 until 14:00.

The atmosphere at the Vulcanalia Fair is light and fun, with students eager to share their interests and learn more about all of the exciting opportunities Oulu has to offer. If you are up for a challenge, you can pick up a stamp pass from the OYY booth and try your hand at winning a coveted Vulcanalia overall patch, but you better move fast because supplies are limited!

After the Fair, the real party begins.

The Vulcanalia Festival starts around 20:00 of the same day (but make sure to come early if you want to skip the line) and will take place this year at Oulu Areena. The Oulu Areena is accessible by bus, bike, or on foot from the city center. We will also have Wesibussi available from the University but keep in mind spaces are limited.  More information about transportation will be posted on the Facebook page as it becomes available.

Artists will be announced on the 15th, and ticket sales begin a few days later on the 20th of August.

The Festival will run until just before midnight. After the Festival will be the official Vulcanalia After Party, hosted by our generous sponsor Ilona where the fun will continue until they kick us out.

The day is shaping up to be one to remember!

So, whether you are a new student looking to learn more about what the University has to offer, or a returning student looking to reconnect with old friends, make new friends, or explore new interests, Vulcanalia is the event for you!

To learn more and keep up to date on all the latest Vulcanalia news and events you can visit our Facebook page or send us an email at

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

Student Cards updated and prices change

New version of Frank App is now available and Student Card prices have changed beginning from the 1st of August. For more information on different student card options and pricing please see

Why is the new Frank App asking me to register again?

The new version will ask you to register or log in with your webservice credentials even if you had used Frank App before. This is because Frank is letting go the entire of the old application and combining their digital services into one united service experience with their web service that has been up and running since the fall 2017.

NOTE! You have to be present for the current academic period in order to register to the new Frank App. This means that the new Frank App cannot validate your student status if you are no longer present at the time of registering to the new app. In case you are just now finishing your studies and won’t be present for the next academic period you can continue to use the old version of Frank App up to end of August or for 30 days after you no longer have a present student status.



If the FAQ section doesn’t help, please contact Frank via

Uutiset @en Henna Määttä

Student tutor / kummi! Remember to sign up for OYY’s training!

The Student Union organises two traditional training and get-together evenings for all the university’s student tutors and kummis on the 9th and 22nd of August starting at 5 pm in Linnanmaa campus. The training is the same on both occasions so you have to participate only once.


In the training you will get important information for example about OYY, communications, chances to influence, Oulu student magazine, international opportunities, events, equity and new premises. In addition, we will give you some hints on how to make new students feel welcome to Oulu. After the official part of the training (which lasts about three hours) there will be some food served and you can get to know other student tutors.

You can sign up for the training by filling in the form below. The deadline for signing up is on 5th of August 2018. If you have any questions considering trainings or signing up, please send a message to our specialist in Academic Affairs ( and we’ll work it out.

Link to signup form: