May Day 30 April–1 May 2023
The most important celebration for students is, of course, May Day! Students often begin their May Day celebrations early, but the bubbly drinks will definitely open at the Crowning of Manta, the Havis Amanda statue, at 6 pm on 30 April. Student unions take turns in charge of crowning the statue, and in 2023, it is AYY’s turn.
The celebrations continue on 1 May at the reception of May Day at Ullanlinnanmäki. The legendary May Day picnic follows afterwards, with numerous student organisations and residents of the city participating together.
Flora 12 May 2023
May is a party month, with May Day closely followed by Flora’s Day. The event is a joint springtime celebration of HYY and the University of Helsinki – a culmination of spring that campuses take turns hosting. The 2023 Flora’s Day is held on the Viikki campus.
Opening Carnival 4 September 2023
At the Carnival, both new and old students of the University of Helsinki will get a chance to explore the diverse range of organisations operating under HYY.
Come find yourself a new hobby organisation, get to know your subject or faculty organisation and join a student nation – you can do all this in the same place during the same day! At the same time, you can also meet new friends and add to your overall badge collection.
Fresher Adventure 28 September 2023
The largest event for new students in Finland takes over the streets of Helsinki! Form your own team for the adventure and complete tasks at the checkpoints of HYY, student organisations, the University and our cooperation partners. The best teams will be rewarded with fabulous prizes!
Students’ Independence Day Torchlight Procession 6 December 2023
The Independence Day procession of all students of the Capital Region will illuminate the streets of Helsinki from the Hietaniemi cemetery to the Senate Square. Come and enjoy communality and traditions together with other students!
Grand Sitsit 2024
The Grand Sitsit gets the students of the University of Helsinki together to eat, sing and enjoy the summer in the form of a shared dinner party. The programme of the event includes speeches and singalongs, with traditional academic dances taking over the square after the event itself. Student nations, various faculty, subject and hobby organisations are all involved! Next Grand Sitsit are planned to be held in the May of 2024.