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.
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First get together
Place: In front of the main building
Introductory lecture about the degree programme and getting to know the campus
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Getting to know the campus
Place: Hervanta campus
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Spending time in tutor groups
Place: Big lecture hall of Festia
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Waarallinen tehtävä Herwanta
Place: Starts from the front lawn of Hervanta campus
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Place: In tutor groups, each group in its own location
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Fuksi: You, a first-year student, are one. On your first year, you get to enjoy all kinds of fun activities, which we recommend you to attend as much as possible!
Teekkari: At the end of the year fuksis will get dipped in Tammerkoski and then you will become a real technology student, teekkari.
Fuksipassi: This little booklet is full of different kinds of events that will give you points. You need 300 points to get dipped into Tammerkoski. The fuksi with the most points will get the honor of being called superfuksi and gets dipped first.
Kilta & Skilta: Guild (kilta) is a student organisation that keeps teekkari culture alive and ongoing. Skilta (Electrical guild) is your own guild. We offer coffee, food, games and company.
Wappu: The main event of the year is Wappu. It is over two weeks of different kinds of happenings and activities. The main event is on the 1st of May when fuksis get dipped.
Teekkarikaste: On the Wappu day (1st of May) fuksis will get dipped into Tammerkoski. During the dipping fuksis die and a teekkaris are born.
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).
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!
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...
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.
n September Skilta organizes a wine festival at the courtyard of Sähkötalo (one of TUT’s buildings) with other g***ds having rooms in Sähkötalo. Anyone is allowed to prepare their own exotic beverage for others to taste; let the best wine win!
Skilta has an exam archive (both traditional and online) and a bookshelf, which is located next to Skilta’s study corner. You can borrow books and old exams as long as you remember to return them back to where they belong, so that others get to use them too.
During Wappu the courtyard of Sähkötalo is taken over by a huge barbecue party. This event gets together the most magnificent grills and the finest sausages. Also this event is organized in collaboration with other guilds.