Dust off your dancing shoes and formal dress – HYY’s 154th Anniversary is approaching! HYY’s legendary Anniversary party will be organised on the 26th of November at the Old Student House.

We'll celebrate on 26 Nov at the Old Student House!

HYY's 154th Anniversary

HYY’s anniversary is a celebration for all of our members and friends! The Anniversary Party is an annual celebration of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki. It is held in the form of an academic dinner party, with food and songs at its heart. The party includes both older traditions, such as academic dances and the presentation of awards, but also new and exciting performances. The Anniversary evening will consist of a three course meal, entertaining performances and thought provoking speeches— not to mention singing, dancing, laughter, reunions with dear friends and the possibility for new encounters. We sincerely hope this party will bring a bit of light in the midst of a dark November!


Saturday the 26th of November @ The Old Student House

  • 4:00 PM Doors to the Old Student House open
    • 4:00 PM Cocktail event begins at the Old Student House
    • 4:00 PM Reception of the greetings begins at restaurant Helsinger in Kaivopiha
      • Instructions on the greetings and their schedeule have been personally sent to those presenting a greeting.
  • 5:30 PM Doors to the Great Hall open
  • 6:00 PM Anniversary dinner begins
  • 10:30 PM Academic Ball
    • The Academic Ball will beging once the dinner party has ended and the Great Hall has been cleared. If you would like to take part in the ball, you can get acquainted with the dances in the programme in advance:
  • 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM Afterparty at the Old Student House

Participate in the celebration

You are warmly welcome to the Anniversary whether you are an experienced attendee of academic occasions or a first-timer at the Anniversary! You can participate in the celebrations by buying a dinner card or buying a ticket to the afterparty.

Dinner cards

  • 100 euros for HYY’s members
  • 150 euros for non-members of HYY

The dinner card includes a three-course dinner, drinks included, and a ticket to the afterparty.

Afterparty tickets

A single ticket to the afterparty costs €10 (+ cloakroom service fee at the Old Student House). The ticket price includes a gorgeous overall badge!

Dress code

For the dinner party: Formal dress, academic medals and honours.

Buy a ticket to the afterparty

Anniversary etiquette

Will this be your first Anniversary, or are you looking for a refresher on Anniversary etiquette? Either way, you can check out our instructions here! Following and adapting the etiquette is easy once you are aware of the basics.


Afterparty (HYY154 Birthday Party)

The most stylish student party of the year is here! The HYY154 Birthday Party will take over the Old Student House on 26 November, with Isaac Sene and DJs from the Dose collective taking the stage! We will get to enjoy amazing music and festive mood from eleven pm to four am.

The event is open to everyone – do not forget to tell your friends about the hottest party of the autumn! Ticket sales will open at noon on Wednesday 26 October.

A single ticket costs €10 (+ cloakroom service fee at the Old Student House). The ticket price includes a gorgeous overall badge!

Note! Those who have signed up for the Anniversary do not need to buy a separate ticket to the afterparty.

Dress code: Cocktail & dressy casual
The dress code at the Anniversary afterparty is stylish but more casual than at the Anniversary itself.

Buy a ticket to the afterparty