Student Unions provides fun all around the year

Members of the Student Union can enjoy fun events throughout the academic year. The academic year begins with Vulcanalia, the biggest student party of the year. Then on the Finnish Independence Day in December we march by torchlight through the city centre. In February, we celebrate the Student Union’s anniversary.

Löyly is an event targeting particularly international degree students in the University of Oulu. The goal of the event is to provide practical advice, tips and information aimed at helping international students in their search for a career in Oulu upon graduation. In addition, we aim at connecting international students and alumni with potential employers. The event program consists of keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussion and cv photographing.


The next Löyly will be organized on 14th of January 2021!

Check out the full program and more info at

Sign up for the event here.

Attend Löyly’s Facebook event to stay tuned!

The Anniversary Week is all about celebrating our Student Union with program that is open for all the members. The program of the week consists of different kind of events on both campuses and all over the city. Throughout the years the program has included for example student parties, hobby try outs, discounts on culture attractions and all sorts of interesting and fun program that lights up the student life. Traditionally the week culminates into OYY’s Annos Annual Ball.


The next Anniversary Week will be organized 19. – 28.2.2021! The program of the week will be published on OYY’s website, Instagram and Anniversary Week’s Facebook event.

Anniversary Week’s program (will be updated throughout February)

Fri 19.2.
ANNOS 61 -SITSIT at 6pm @ Zoom
ANNOS 61 -sitsit will be held on friday 19.2.2021 at 18:00 remotely in zoom.
So put on your overalls, take a comfortable position and join us at the zoom! More info on the event here.
Tue 23.2
The Oulu Student Magazine is looking for new freelancers! As we turn 60 we want to give everyone a chance to get to know what it’s like to work for us and to join the gang! More info on the event here.
Sat 27.2.
The Student Union celebrates its 61st Anniversary online. More info on the event here.

The Student Union of the University of Oulu hosts a formal academic dinner party called Annos once a year to celebrate its anniversary. OYY was founded in 1959 but the first anniversary was celebrated only in 1961. The party is held on the anniversary (February 28) or on the previous weekend. The anniversary is a party for everyone studying at the University of Oulu, and it consists of a delicious dinner, speeches and singing according to the Finnish academic tradition.

The University of Oulu’s opening event of the academic year Vulcanalia is cancelled this year due to the corona virus situation. The event was supposed to take place the 9th of September 2020. The Vulcanalia day consists of two parts: Vulcanalia Student Fair and Vulcanalia Festival. Neither of these events will be organized this year.

Read more from this news article (OYY, 29.6.)

Vulcanalia on Facebook:

Sustainable Development Week will is a theme week full of program focusing on environmental and climate related issues. During this week, we shall discuss the future, our way of life and how institutes and bigger organisations could bare their part of responsibility together with individuals to take better care of our planet. The sustainability week will be organised in collaboration with OYY,  the university, the university of applied sciences and OSAKO.


The next Sustainable Development Week will be organized in 5.-9.10.2020. More about the program here.

The Torchlight Procession is one of the oldest academic traditions. The event is open for all OYY’s members and alumni. The procession gathers at the Toripolliisi statue in the market place. The destination is the war hero memorial at the cemetery of Intiö. The procession will pause at the City Hall and listen to Student Union’s mixed choir Cassiopeia perform.

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