New student - Fuksi


Hello Fuksi!

First of all, congratulations on getting accepted and a warm welcome to Hervanta campus! On this page, you will find everything a fuksi (first-year student, freshman) needs to know to survive the first week of school (orientation week). The page includes teekkari-Finnish-teekkari dictionary where you can find a collection of interesting and essential vocabulary that you will need throughout the coming year.

The orientation week officially begins on Monday, August 19th. Make sure to mark this date on your calendar so you don't forget! However, traditionally, there is an event “Varaslähtö” (eng. head start) at the Hervanta campus on Sunday, August 18th. Varaslähtö is an event where you can already get to know other future fuksis and tutors, break the boundaries of traditional Finnish sociality, and maybe even make new friends, how nice! The event is relaxed, highly popular, and well-liked in previous years.

In the beginning, your most important support pillar is me, the international fuksi officer, Tuomas (International Officer), as well as your tutor group's tutors (2 in total). We, the fuksi people, will make sure that your freshman year is going to be awesome! Our purpose is to introduce you to teekkari culture and the secrets of studying at Tampere University. You can always contact any of us!

As you may have already heard, or maybe not, the main communication channel is Telegram. Right NOW would be a good time to install the Telegram app from the app store if you haven't done so already as a clever teekkarifuksi. Telegram might be a new application for many, but its usage is similar to WhatsApp, although you don't need a phone number to communicate. Here is a link to the English chat of Sähkökilta, which is a low threshold place to ask anything related to student life.

The easiest way to reach me, the international Officer, is through Telegram with the username: @Lyottis.

See ya!



Sampo Ala

Fuksi Captain


Elina Korja

Fuksi Official

Fuksi's checklist

Activate your TUNI account

Register for the academic year

Familiarize yourself with your degree programme at

Join important Telegram channels: Sähkökilta ry, Skillan tiedotus

Read your E-mail actively

Pay the healthcare fee to Kela

Apply for a study grant from Kela

Arrive at the orientation week

Orientation week schedule - This is where it all begins!


18th August 2024




19th August 2024

First get together

In front of the main building, Hervanta campus

Degree programme lecture and getting to know the campus

12:00 17:00

Crêpe party

Etunurtsi (Front lawn of campus)


20th August 2024

Getting to know the campus

10:00 12:00
Hervanta campus


SA207 (S4), Sähkötalo


21st August 2024

Getting to know the campus

Hervanta campus

Waarallinen tehtävä Herwanta

Starts from the front lawn of Hervanta campus

The Ekat Bileet (First party)



22nd August 2024


10:00 12:00
TEK-lounge, Tietotalo

Getting tot know the campus

Hervanta campus

Beach hangout



23rd August 2024

Morning jog

Starts from the campus front lawn

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

Sampo Ala
Secretary, Fuksi Captain
Member of the Board
Elina Korja
Sports official, 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!


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...

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 Hervanta campus.



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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