During the anniversary week, the Student Union’s anniversary is celebrated with events open for all members. The programme of the week consists of various events and activities on the campuses and elsewhere in the city. Throughout the years, the programme has consisted of, e.g., student parties, testing out new hobbies, discounted entrance fees in culture spots, discussion events, Care Dog visits, and many other interesting and fun activities to spice up students’ everyday lives.
The week culminates in the Student Union’s traditional Anniversary Ball, Annos. The main festivities are held on Kalevala Day, 28.2. and the preceding weekend. The Anniversary Ball is an event for all students of the University of Oulu, consisting of eating and drinking well, giving speeches and singing in accordance with the academic tradition in a fancy setting. In addition to the grand festivities, the annual academic honours are handed out to distinguished persons in organisations working under the Student Union. The Student Union ribbon to wear during academic celebrations can be purchased from the OYY office.