Free time activities

ISYY clubs in Joensuu

Club gatherings in Haltia meeting room are visible in electronical Google calendar. Link to calendar is at the end of this page.

ISYY Chess Club - Joensuu

Joensuu Chess Club meets weekly on campus at Haltia building from 16:00 to 20:00. You are welcome to join us for playing chess, or starting a new hobby by begining to learning the game of chess from the scratch. There is room for players form all different skill levels and game formats from bullet to rapid. The Clubs goal it to have fun, get better by playing each other and generally increase the chess activity in the university campus. You might even get new connections! The club is open to both students and visitors. 

Contact information: Whatsapp: +44 786 412 9667 (Yorgos Fragkoulis)
More information: Facebook-group

ISYY:n MtG-kilta (MtG Guild)

The guild’s idea is to gather everyone interested in Magic: The Gathering to play, share thoughts and network. In spite of the name, people outside of ISYY are also welcome to the guild. The guild will also teach new players. The guild organises meetings where we play different Magic formats both freely and competetively and discuss about Magic. The guild also organises drafts and tournaments.

More information: Facebook, Facebook group

Joensuu Academic Dance & Music Society

Description coming soon

Joensuu's Exchange and International Students (JEIS)

JEIS is ISYY's international club. Our mission is to represent international students and provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. We introduce Finnish culture and lifestyle to international students and give Finnish students an opportunity to gain international experiences by arranging diverse events and activities.

Contact information: jeis(at)
More information: Facebook, Instagram

Joensuu Board Gamers

Joensuu Board Gamers is ISYY’s board game club that arranges weekly game nights on Thursdays at 4 pm at the Haltia building’s meeting room. At the club people gather to play board, card, and dice games. Everybody is welcome to join the gaming evenings and attendance is free. The club has its own game collection, but you can also bring your own games. Welcome to have fun among board games! 

Contact information: markus.wacklin(at) (Markus Wacklin, puheenjohtaja)
More information: Facebook groupInstagramDiscordGame Collection

Joensuun Liikuntakerho (Sports Club)

The sports club brings together students interested in planning and organizing sports events on the Joensuu campus. The sports club together with SYKETTÄ Joensuu organizes the Säbäliiga (Floor ball league), Opintukikoris and badminton tournaments as well as the tournament events for ISYY's traditional Sports Afternoons. Come along to develop both yourself and our recreational activities!

More information: ISYY Service Planner - vapaa-aika(at)


JOOJAKU (ヨーヤク) is located at Joensuu Campus, University of Eastern Finland. We gather for club activities every Wednesday 16.00 - 20.00 at ISYY clubroom for activities concerning Japanese language and culture, such as japanese games, movies, origami and calligraphy. JOOJAKU organizes occasionally cooking nights and other small events. Participating in club activities is free and open to all those, who are interested in Japanese culture and language.

Contact information:  joojaku(at)
More information: Facebook, Instagram

Literary arts club LUOMIO!

Literary arts club LUOMIO! is an interdisciplinary, warm-hearted, literary arts club. The activities are based on the members’ wishes and it covers all types of literary arts. Activities include book discussions, feedback circles and creative writing exercises among other things. LUOMIO! also organises cultural events for its members. LUOMIO! gathers on Mondays of even weeks at 18-20 at Haltia building. LUOMIO! Warmly welcomes all the new and old members to talk about literature and to find new inspiration to writing!

More information: Website, Facebook

Sustainable Lifestyle UEF

Sustainable Lifestyle UEF promotes low-consumption and educates about sustainable lifestyle among UEF students and the community in general.

More information: karlasot(at) (Karla Soto Díaz, Chairperson)

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