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.
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.
In the autumn, The Student Union of the University of Oulu organises the official opening party of the new academic year: Vulcanalia. This year Vulcanalia celebrate its 25th anniversary year on 11th of September. Vulcanalia day traditionally includes a student fair at the Linnanmaa campus and Vulcanalia Festival concert event in the evening.
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We honour the Finnish independence by marching in torchlight through the city centre. On the way, we make a stop at the City Hall to listen to Cassiopeia, the mixed choir of the Student Union. The march will end at the WWII cenotaph in Oulu cemetery. And traditionally, after the march, we gather somewhere to watch the reception celebrations at the Presidential Palace.
Löyly is a new employment event for international degree students studying or recently graduated at The University of Oulu and for local companies. It’s time to bring companies needing employees and student needing employers together! If you are interested what skills employers look for when hiring, Finnish workplace culture and companies in Oulu wanting to recruit international students, this event is for you! Program will include inspiring presentations and workshops from companies that have international activities, specialists and international alumni. Löyly will take place in the spring.