Hello and a great start of the new semester to everyone!

The autumn had a kickstart on Orientation Week last week, where all the new and continuing students filled Otaniemi with life. A very warm welcome to all new students, exchange students and continuing students as well! In this week there´s Aalto Day One, Aalto Afterparty and The village clean-up. Also there´s quite a many try-outs and open days for different hobby associations.


Happy September to everyone,






I General

Applying for an academic year sticker for a student card

Apply to the representative office

Community event 13.9. – Your views are needed


II Upcoming events


Aalto Day One 

Aalto Afterparty

The Village clean-up 9.9.


III Interesting stuff

Eteläsuomalaisen osakunnan laulajat – new members for the choir

Aalto Beer Pong Fuksi Tournament

Barventures 2023


I General

Applying for an academic year sticker for a student card


Academic year sticker distribution point 28.8.–8.9.2023

If you want to apply for an academic year sticker for your plastic student card, you can conveniently get a sticker at the sticker distribution point in the service office 28.8.–8.9.2023. The sticker distribution point is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 14:00 to 17:00. The sticker distribution point can be found on the ground floor of AYY’s office, by the front door opening onto Alvari square.

NOTE! Please note that it takes 1-3 days for the membership to be updated in our system, so please wait a couple of days after paying the membership fee before coming to pick up the academic year sticker.

We also recommend downloading Frankin App’s free digital student card, which gives you access to all student benefits. The digital card starts working 1–3 days after paying the membership fee.

The academic year sticker can also be picked up from AYY’s service office (2nd floor on the Dipoli side) during our opening hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 to 15:00.

Apply to the representative office


Don’t settle for shouting, apply to the representative board! The selection of candidates for the representative body is now open. Every member of AYY has the right to run for office in the fall 2023 representative elections.

The board of representatives, or edari, exercises the supreme decision-making power of AYY. It decides, among other things, on AYY’s budget, rules and construction projects. In the elections, 45 members are elected to edar for a two-year term.

You can register as a candidate on October 2. until 4 p.m. More information and a link to the candidate announcement can be found on the website.

Community event 13.9. – Your views are needed

In the fall, it’s time to look again at the future of our university with the whole community. Welcome to the annual discussion with the board of Aalto University to consider the future direction of our university and the phenomena affecting it.

You can find more information about the event in the student guide .

II Upcoming events

Aalto Day One – opening of the academic year 2023–2024

Let’s start the new academic year of Aalto University together! All members and partners of the Aalto community are welcome to celebrate on Tuesday 5 September.


13.15–14.20 Opening ceremony of the academic year | Undergraduate Centre, U2 hall & online & screening studios

  • Please notice, if you have registered for the opening ceremony, we kindly ask to be seated by 13.00 o’clock at U2 hall.
  • 14.20–15.00 Reception | Undergraduate Centre, U wing, lobby
  • 15.30–19.30 Aalto Party | Alvar Aalto park

You can also follow the live broadcast around the campus in the screening studios or even in the comfort of your own living room. The webcast link will be available on this event page on Tuesday 5 September before the event.

Registration opens on Tuesday 22 August 2023.

  • Professors’ registration to the opening ceremony, deadline 31.8.2023. Information about the professors’ procession will be sent closer to the ceremony
  • Jubilee alumni registration to the opening ceremony, deadline 31.8.2023
  • Registration to the opening ceremony, deadline 31.8.2023
  • Registration to Aalto Party, deadline 5.9.2023

Please note, that the ceremony will be live streamed and recorded, also photographs will be taken at the Aalto Day One.

Aalto Afterparty 2023

Aalto Afterparty returns again, with apocalyptic signs! The beginning of the school year will be celebrated in Dipoli on September 5, 2023 in an apocalypse atmosphere with top artists and wonderful program numbers.
Follow the event’s Telegram info channel.

The village cleanup and yard sale 9.9.

The village cleanup is coming again! Bring your friends and come to clean up Otaniemi for the common good! There will be snacks and refreshments for the cleaners and also a nice refreshing afterparty at Rantasauna. By participating in the village cleanup, you can collect cleaning hours for yourself and to your association or guild and earn cool prizes.

During the village cleanup, there will be yard sale where you can buy or sell used stuff. Great opportunity to recycle some annual ball clothing, for example! Yard sale will be organized in an area between JMT1 and 3. There will be tables only for the fastest ones, so be there yearly. You can also bring your own blanket and use it as a base.

WHAT? Village cleanup and yard sale
WHERE? Start in front of Smökki, Yardsale between JMT 1 and 3
WHEN? Saturday 9.9. at 12-6 pm, afterparty 6 pm →

III Interesting stuff

Eteläsuomalaisen osakunnan laulajat – new members for the choir

September is here, and a new semester or perhaps a completely new phase of life as a university student is about to begin! Choral singing in a student nation (osakunta) choir is a traditional part of Finnish student life. It is a communal hobby where we do and achieve together. In the choir, you have the opportunity to form friendships that last throughout your studies and beyond. Choir is the opposite of remote time.

What is EOL?

EOL stands for “Eteläsuomalaisen osakunnan laulajat”, a chamber choir that is now inviting new enthusiastic singers with a choral singing or other musical background who want to sing good music and spend time in great company! EOL currently has around 15 active singers and more than 90 years of history. Both students and alumni who have already finished their studies sing in EOL. We also have exchange students singing with us, however long their studies and stay allows; thus, the rehearsals are also conducted in English. The artistic director of the choir is Eleriin Müüripeal.

Requirements for the applicant

EOL performs regularly, and we wish to make music with ambition. Therefore, we hope you will be excited to promote this goal together with others, but keeping in mind the fun of singing together! At EOL, you have the opportunity to develop as a singer in a supportive atmosphere, since in the chamber choir each singer has a great importance for the overall sound. When practicing new material, it is very useful for a choir member to be able to read music fluently. It is not necessary, if the singer otherwise adopts the music effortlessly. New singers are currently accepted in all voice registers.

EOL is an independent association, and you do not have to be a member of a student nation to become a member. However, the friendship between the choir and the South Finnish Nation (Eteläsuomalainen osakunta) lives on, and we perform every year at ESO’s events.

EOL’s program

EOL performs mostly baroque and renaissance music without accompaniment. You can find yourself singing a wide variety of material, from Beethoven to light and joyful renaissance madrigals! Classics from the 15th century to the present have also been sung in recent years, as well as Finnish and other Nordic repertoire from the early 20th century and the 2000s. The choir has also performed in a joint project with other choirs and a symphony orchestra. Every member of the choir has the opportunity to sing in a quartet, a small ensemble or as a soloist, as small ensemble gigs can be ordered from the choir for weddings, company parties and such.

EOL’s rehearsals and auditions

We practice on Wednesdays at 18-21 at “Hyvän toivon kappeli” in Jätkäsaari (Länsisatamankatu 26-28). The auditions for fall 2023 will be held during the rehearsals September 6th and 13th. (If these dates are not suitable for you, it is possible to arrange other audition dates.) Everyone is welcome to audition, regardless of register, study subject or student status! So we welcome you to join our nice and musical group: the ordinary “eolist” brings to the choir rehearsals a drinking bottle and wool socks, and of course a folder with paper notes and a pencil for notes, or, in a modernized way, just a tablet.

How to prepare for the audition?

You can find our audition requirements and instructions on our website, please familiarize yourself with them in advance: https://kamarikuoroeol.net/english/

In addition, please register in advance for the audition to the artistic director (Eleriin Müüripeal) by email: johtaja@kamarikuoroeol.net<mailto:johtaja@kamarikuoroeol.net>

Facebook: Eteläsuomalaisen Osakunnan Laulajat EOL

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Instagram: eolkuoro

ABP presents: Fuksi Tournament!

Attention all Aalto newcomers! Brace yourselves for the ultimate kick-off event: Fuksi Beer Pong Tournament because this is a tournament fo you! Join us for a night of light-spirited competition, new friendships, and unforgettable moments. Whether you’re a Beer Pong novice or a seasoned pro, this is YOUR time to shine!

Team up with a friend, and sign up for the tournament from here: https://abp.ayy.fi/ilmo/event/14 There are limited spots! You can also find more info about the tournament from the same link.

OBS! This event is only for first-year students!

What: A Beer Pong Tournament for only the first year students of Aalto.
Where: OK20 upstairs (Otakaari 20)
When: 20.9. at 17:00
How much: 6€ per team!


WHERE: Betonimiehenkuja 3, Espoo (the old Startup Sauna)
WHEN: Tuesday September 5th 2023 18:00 ->
INCLUDED: 4 drinks, light snacks & a sweet overall badge
TICKETS: Via Holvi!


Aalto Cocktail, KYllä Oluelle, Baccus and WhisKY are once again joining forces for the seventh time to give you BARVENTURES! This unforgettable event gives you the opportunity to enjoy four different categories of quality beverages in one place, while introducing you to the clubs that appreciate them the most.
Whether you’re pregaming for the Aalto Afterparty or staying all night, this is the event for you!



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