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Academic Year Kick-off and City Orienteering

05.09.2024 - 05.09.2024 |Kaikki

This year we will kick-off the academic year of all UEF students in Joensuu and Kuopio Market Places on Thursday 5 September with other students! 

Before the market place event happening on both campus cities, we will begin the Academic Year 2024–2025 at UEF’s Academic Year Opening Ceremony starting at 2 pm. In Kuopio campus there will also be a student parade from Savilahti to Kuopio Market Place before the event in the city center. After the event at both Joensuu and Kuopio Market Places, the evening will continue with the traditional City Orienteering.

All UEF students and staff are welcome to join the event in the Market Place. In Joensuu the event will gather together students of UEF and Karelia UAS and in Kuopio students of UEF and other students of Savilahti area, such as students of Savonia UAS.

At the Market Place event we will e.g. hear live music, student speeches, and will get to know local organisations. The event in Joensuu is organised in cooperation with the city of Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland, Karelia University of Applied Sciences and its student union POKA. The event in Kuopio is organised with the University of Eastern Finland, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Savo Vocational College and Student Union SAVOTTA.

Right after the event at Market Place will begin ISYY’s traditional City Orienteering, where students will go around their campus city in groups and complete different kinds of tasks given to them at different orienteering points. The evening will end with an after party.

City Orienteering and its after party are organised by ISYY.

Campus specific information on events at the Joensuu and Kuopio Market Place, Kuopio’s Student Parade and Joensuu and Kuopio City Orienteerings will be published to this page closer to autumn.

Further information:

Eveliina Scharin, Community Coordinator, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), yk(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 491 6529