New student - Fuksi


Greetings new fuksis! Welcome to study electrical engineering at Tampere university’s Hervanta campus. This page is meant for you fuksis, aka first year students, here you will find all the necessary information you will need to survive your first week. Here you will find a teekkari-finnish-teekkari dictionary, which has vocabulary you will need during the coming year. We are also releasing the orientation weeks schedule on this page. The orientation week will start on the 23rd of August, but there will be a traditional head start on the 22nd, where you will have an opportunity to meet other fuksis and your tutors, the event is very popular and liked, so do not miss it!

The fuksiofficials, Tommi (fuksicaptain) and Sonja (fuksiofficial, sähköpaimen), will make sure that your first year will be unforgettable, of course with the help of our tutors! We will help you to get familiar with teekkari-culture and university studies. We will also answer any questions that come to your mind.

We have made a Facebook group for you, which you can access here. Along Facebook another important communication platform is Telegram, the link for our telegram group can be found in the Facebook group mentioned above. Telegram may be a new app for most of you, but it works almost like WhatsApp, and you do not need any phone numbers. We strongly recommend joining both groups! If you have any questions about starting your studies, you can find us the easiest on telegram with the nicknames @tommilumpo and @sonjamyllynen. See you this fall!

Get to know Hervanta campus from this link.



Sonja Myllynen

Fuksi Official

Fuksi's checklist

Register for the academic year
Pay the healthcare fee to Kela
Activate your TUNI account
Read your E-mail actively
Familiarize yourself with your degree programme at
Join important Telegram channels: Sähkökilta ry, Skillan tiedotus
Arrive at the orientation week

Orientation week schedule - This is where it all begins!


22nd August 2021




23rd August 2021

First get together

In front of the main building

Degree programme lecture and getting to know the campus

12:30 17:00


24th August 2021

Getting to know the campus

Hervanta campus

Spending time with your tutor group


25th August 2021


11:00 15:00
Festia big lecture hall

Waarallinen tehtävä Herwanta

Starts from the front lawn of Hervanta campus


26th August 2021


11:00 15:00

Beach hangout



27th August 2021

Morning run

In tutor groups, each group on their own

Do you still have questions? Please contact the fuksi responsibles!

Sonja Myllynen
Fuksi Official

Electrical engineering fuksi's short encyclopedia

Keskiasteen välitutkinto


Keski­asteen Väl­i­tutk­into is a dif­fer­ent sort of de­gree, in or­der to com­plete which you need to visit a few Her­vant-ean pubs. The event is or­gan­ized right in the be­gin­ning of the semester, and the new fresh­men (fuk­sis) will get to com­plete a de­gree of their own: the Fuksi De­gree (Fuk­s­i­tutk­into). This is one of the best ways to get to know Her­vanta!

Sauna nights


A couple of times in a year we are hav­ing events at a sauna (you know sauna; the Finnish sub­sti­tute for su­per­food, since we don’t have sea­weed). There we sing, have fun to­gether, and of course go to sauna. These events are usu­ally or­gan­ized at Teekkarisauna called Mör­rimöykky near TUT, but for ex­ample the semester’s open­ing sauna, Kilto­jen Ava­jais­sauna (Guilds’ Open­ing Sauna), takes place at Koo-Vee’s sauna in Ylöjärvi (some 50 km from Tampere).


Business visit

Ex­cur­sions, a.k.a. XQs, are or­gan­ized a couple of times a year. Usu­ally it is about vis­it­ing com­pan­ies in the area of elec­trical tech­no­logy. "Rankka" is an ex­cur­sion, which takes a few days longer.


Outdoor game

Dur­ing Wappu Skilta or­gan­izes a sport-ish event called Ku­mi­pelaus­ISO. In this game the in­ner tube of a wheel­bar­row acts the "ball". Usu­ally it is played at a beach, though some­times the game has taken a trip into the wa­ter too...



Sitsis, or academic dinner parties, are dinners where you sing, eat and drink. Sitsis often have a theme, so people either dress up or wear overalls. The anniversary parties of various associations are also similar, but they are more official and you should dress better there. You can get familiar with sitsi culture by attending the annual fuksisitsis. There you can learn what sitsis are all about and learn the most common sitsi songs.


Student residence

Mikontalo is a legendary student residence owned by Tampereen opiskelija-asuntosäätiö (TOAS) and located in Hervanta. Mikontalo is particularly recognisable for its eye-catching architecture and impressive size.



Mörrimöykky, also known as teekkarisauna, is a sauna building particularly important to teekkaris. It's located on Tekniikankatu and various events are arranged there throughout the year.

Academic quarter


An academic quarter means, for example, that a lesson starts 15 minutes later than what is told on your schedule. Academic quarter is widely used in all university teaching and teachers usually mention explicitly if it is not used.



A second year student.



Bommari is a bomb shelter located in the basement of the University of Tampere's Hervanta campus. In Bommari you can spend your free time with activities such as floorball and skateboarding. Sitsis are also often organised in Bommari.

Front lawn


Front lawn is a grass area in the center of the Hervanta campus of Tampere University where various events are often organised.



Obelisk is a mirror-coated structure in the middle of the front lawn. It's often used a starting point for various events or as a general meetup place.

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