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This spring’s Coffee & Friends will start on both campuses on Tuesday 12.3.

Coffee & Friends event offers low-threshold hanging out after lectures and the opportunity to meet other students over coffee and a snack. All students of the University of Eastern Finland are welcome to Coffee & Friends. You can come to the café alone or with a friend. In addition, Coffee & Friends has a changing chill program. Participation in the programme is voluntary and you can come for a while or for the whole time.

The café meets on Tuesdays from 12 March forward at 3-5pm at Lukema in Kuopio and at 4-6pm at Aurora in the AU110 fireplace room in Joensuu. You can get to the fireplace room by walking from between the Aurora buildings to the backyard, turn left and continue walking straight to the end of the backyard. At the end of the road is the front door of the building that you can enter. The same door also leads to Aurora's gym.

Program and themes in spring 2024

  • 12.3. Opening of the spring semester and planning the program for spring
  • 19.3. Easter themed afternoon
  • 9.4. Music themed afternoon 
  • 16.4. Board games and non-alcoholic beer pong
  • 23.4. Crafts and sewing overall badges
  • 7.5. Bingo

Participation is free of charge and does not require pre-registration. 

The program is organized by peer tutors and active members of ISYY's Coffee & Friends team. The campus chaplain, study psychologists and special education teacher provide background support. We accept development ideas and wishes about the program, contact information can be found below.

A warm welcome to Coffee & Friends!

Coffee & Friends is originally a concept of the Kuopio FSHS’s Health Working Group.

More information:

Kuopio: Katri Ruth, Study Psychologist, The University of Eastern Finland, katri.ruth(at)uef.fi, tel. +358 40 355 2044

Joensuu: Tiina Juurela, Student Well-being Specialist, The University of Eastern Finland, tiina.juurela(at)uef.fi, tel. +358 40 316 2572