OYY 63 years!
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 February 18th with the anniversary sitsit on the Linnanmaa campus. The week of the 63rd annual ball is full of a variety of programs and activities that are open to all members of the student union.
OYY’s anniversary ends with the ANNOS 63 Annual Ball on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The Annual Ball 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 black tie and academic decorations.