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ISYY's May Day Celebrations in Kuopio 2024

30.04.2024 - 30.04.2024 |Kuopio

Vappu Eve Traditions organized by ISYY include the Rite of the Scholastic Passage that will be performed on campus and the Pool Event at the Kuopio Market Square, where we will hear speeches of the Student Union and Student Associations, we’ll nominate the ‘Kunniankantajat’ of the year (names of the statues next to the Market Hall), we’ll wash and cap the Velj’mies statue and immerse the Professor.

The Rite of the Scholastic Passage is counted among the most long-standing traditions in the academic history of Kuopio as well as among the most unique May Day celebrations in the entire nation. Afterwards, the initiated are granted an authentic KYY ribbon for their graduation caps as recognition of their achievement in pursuing higher knowledge. Below you can find a link to the registration.

Schedule of the Vappu Eve 30th April

Events at the Campus

at 1 pm Cleaning of the Tooth at Studentia (organised by Dentina ry)
at 2 pm Rite of the Scholastic Passage, SN100 (organised by ISYY’s Wihkimysylimystö)

Pool event at the Kuopio Market Square

at 5:30 pm Student associations’ greetings
at 5:45 Cleaning of the Velj’mies statue
at 5:55pm Announcing two of the ‘Kunniankantaja’
at 6:05 Capping of the Velj’mies statue
at 6:20 Speech by Mirka Nieminen, the Chairperson of the ISYY Board
at 6:25 Immersing of the Professor

We wish everyone a Vappu state of mind!

Read more:

Webropol, opens in a new tab: Registration to the Rite of Scholastic Passage
ISYY.fi, opens in a new tab: Student Vappu in Kuopio 2024
ISYY.fi, opens in a new tab: Savo-Karjala Excursion Kuopio 2024
ISYY.fi, opens in a new tab: Student Vappu in Joensuu 2024
ISYY.fi, opens in a new tab: Savo-Karjala Excursion Joensuu 2024

Further information:

Mirka Nieminen, Chair of the Board, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 44 576 8400, puheenjohtaja(at)isyy.fi
Eveliina Scharin, Community Coordinator, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 44 491 6529, yk(at)isyy.fi