Weekly newsletter 36/2017

The academic year is finally kicking off! This week there’s stuff to do for both freshies and everyone else, and the grand finale will be Aalto Day one held all day Friday! See you there!

You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

If you want your own piece to be a part of the weekly newsletter, send it in its finalized form to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by Thursday 10:00 if you want it out the following week.

The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: http://ayy.fi/yhdistystiedote


  1. Aalto Day One 2017–2018: Opening of the academic year
  2. Aalto Afterparty 2017
  3. Follow study news on social media!
  4. The third application round of TTE-Fund in 2017 is open!
  5. Make a proposal for the Aalto Sportsperson of the Year 2017!
  6. Teekkarius 145th Anniversary Party on the 10th of November 2017 in Dipoli – registration opens on the 11th of September at 12:00 noon!
  7. Humans vs Zombies Otaniemi 25.–29.9.
  8. Lakinlaskijaiset is looking for volunteers
  9. HCC is back!
  10. Join the Aalto Predators!
  11. Come pole dance with Otanko!
  12. Student dance clubs
  13. Chamber choir Dissonanssi is looking for new members!
  14. Nominate new honorary members for the Guild of the Round Tower (Pyöreän Tornin Kilta)
  15. Aalto 10K -sports event on 17 September, are you ready? Register at latest 10 September!
  16. Mindfulness workshops
  17. 10×10 Fashion Installation Opening Party
  18. Dipoli’s restaurants are open late into the night



1. Aalto Day One 2017–2018: Opening of the academic year

Friday, 8th of September 2017

Come and celebrate the start of the academic year with the Aalto community! Aalto Day One 2017–2018 is a three-part event where Aalto people from students to professors celebrate the start of the academic year together.

The day starts with the opening ceremony at Dipoli (Otakaari 24) at 13:00. The jewel of modern Finnish architecture has been restored to its former glory and transformed into the main building of the Aalto University. We welcome you to visit the new Dipoli with the whole Aalto community. After the ceremony, Dipoli’s doors are open to all starting from 14:30.

Aalto Day One 2017–2018 culminates when the traditional Aalto Party with its amazing program starts at 16:00 at the Alvari Square.

Find out more and sign up starting from the 22nd of August 2017 at 13:00 at avajaiset.ayy.fi


2. Aalto Afterparty 2017

The Aalto Afterparty will be organized this year for the sixth time on the orientation week’s Friday in the depths of Otahalli. The party will be off the roof as the boldest and most beautiful human beings light up the dance floor. After Akystic and the DJ duo Paska Hyppönen and Olli Kikkeli have warmed up the party, the amazing CASCADA (GER) will make sure that the crowd will be launched all the way to the other end of the Milky Way!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/129852384294988/?active_tab=about

WHAT: Aalto Afterparty

WHERE: Otahalli, Otaranta 6

WHEN: Friday 8th of Sep, doors 9 p.m.

HOW MUCH: 13€ (+fee) + badge 2€ (later 2.5€)

TICKETS: https://bailataan.fi/en/#!/events/5dce4308-0f9e-4f54-85bf-21a7ad1c5e71


3. Follow study news on social media!

AYY Study Events is a channel for studying events and opportunities hosted by Aalto University Student Union. In the group, you can advertise studying opportunities that are intended for Aalto University students. All AYY’s members and associations can advertise their events. This is mainly meant for other than company-related information, companies can be in touch with our corporate relations coordinator. The group is moderated by the Student Union’s academic affairs sector, which can be reached at kopo(a)ayy.fi.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1079976045426133/?fref=ts


4. The third application round of TTE-Fund in 2017 is open!

The third application round of TTE-Fund in 2017 is open! The fund may grant financial aid for all AYY members and the association within it. TTE-Fund supports visible activities that reach for the stars and make other people excited.

You can apply for grants from TTE-Fund in two ways: through the application rounds arranged approximately three times a year and through the continuous application period which is open during the academic terms. During the continuous application period, you can apply for the grants with the maximum of 2000€, whereas the amount of project grants during the actual application rounds is not limited.

The third application round of 2017 will end on Sunday, 1 Oct 2017, at 11.59pm. Instructions for the application and its attachments are available on the website of the fund at http://tter.ayy.fi/. The grant can be applied for with an online form which is available at: https://lomake.ayy.fi/tter/hakulomake/

Deadlines for the application rounds of autumn 2017 and other additional information is available on TTE-Fund’s website at http://tter.ayy.fi/. Also check out the facebook site at www.facebook.com/tterahasto.


5. Make a proposal for the Aalto Sportsperson of the Year 2017!

Hey Aalto person, you can now suggest a student who you think should be named the Aalto Sportsperson of the Year 2017. The criteria for the award are sports accomplishments on a national or international level, study success and an honest and fair attitude in the community.

Remember to give good grounds for your proposal! The form closes on the 7th of September at 23:59. The award is handed out at the Aalto 10K event on the 17th of September 2017.


More info: oskar.niemenoja [at] ayy.fi


6. Teekkarius 145th Anniversary Party on the 10th of November 2017 in Dipoli – registration opens on the 11th of September at 12:00 noon!

The Teekkari Tradition Party is really big this year, as we are celebrating the 145th anniversary of being a technology student, a Teekkari! Come and experience the memorable opening of the newly renovated Dipoli for anniversary use and enjoy singing, laughter and a festive atmosphere.

Registration opens on the 11th of September at 12:00 noon at: https://teekkarius145.ayy.fi/

You can find more information on the party and the whole Teekkari Tradition Week on the same webpage.

All technical students and technical student-minded people are welcome, regardless of their degree or field of study!


7. Humans vs Zombies Otaniemi 25.–29.9.


The zombie virus is spreading! Does humanity have any chance against the ever growing zombie horde? This autumn continues the story of the spring. Thanks to international banking system, Technodeal Group Ltd. didn’t collapse and is now going strong again. Remaining humans need to do something to stop the vicious plans!

Humans vs. Zombies is a moderated game of tag where zombie players try to spread the infection by tagging human players. Humans can in turn protect themselves by hiding, fleeing or fighting back (using clean socks or foam gun darts to “stun” zombies). The game is fun and interactive. Since teamwork is often the best strategy players are guaranteed to meet new people. HvZ is created for campuses like Otaniemi, we couldn’t have better area for this!

Participation is completely free of charge. The organizers will provide the game scarf and ID-tag for you. All you have to do is sign up, show up and play.

Sign up https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/hvz/

FB-event  www.facebook.com/events/139221360020152
Questions can be sent to the moderators hvzotaniemi@gmail.com.


8. Lakinlaskijaiset is looking for volunteers

Lakinlaskijaiset – party which is organized on September 30th – needs volunteers. Volunteers are needed for multiple roles, for example logistics, cloak room, and helping with decorations.

By voluteering for Lakinlaskijaiset party you’ll get the following benefits: free admission to the party (when allowed by your volunteer job), free workers’ brunch on next day (October 1st), and one of the two volunteer work points needed to get a pink ribbon to wear with your overalls.

Signup for volunteering is here:

9. HCC is back!

The traditional party of the Guild of Materials and Metallurgy Students, Hard Cock Café, will make a flashy return to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the guild. Rumour has it that the roots of HCC are in Smökki, where refreshments were enjoyed around an enormous wooden “rooster”.

This time around the theme is classier, as you are invited to arrive wearing black and white, ready to party like there’s no tomorrow! So make your way to Bar Loose in the eastern harbour city on Friday, September 15th. The party gets started at 20:00.

Get your tickets from https://www.ticted.com/fi/events/4171, or buy one at the Guild’s tent at Aalto Party on September 8th!

What: Hard Cock Café party

Where: Bar Loose

When: September 15th from 20:00 to 4:00

Dress Code: Black & White

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/809321195900620

More information on the Guild’s anniversary year events at vk70.fi!


10. Join the Aalto Predators!

Join the Aalto Predators, Aliens and APC Foxes to try out your skills in American football and cheerleading. Do you know how to throw a ball, run a figure or support a human pyramid? You don’t? We’re there to help you with these various challenges. Join us for a chance to have fun, find a new hobby or at least fail spectacularly!

What: Aalto Predators, Aalto Aliens, APC Foxes open practice
Where: Alvari Square
When: 9th of September at 13:00–14:30
Who: Everyone!

11. Come pole dance with Otanko!

Greetings to older students and a big welcome to all the new ones starting at Aalto from us! We are Otanko, Finland’s first and only student pole dance association. If you’d consider taking up a new sport or are already a poler, go find out more about what we do:

Website:   https://otanko.ayy.fi
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/otankoayy
Instagram:  otanko_ayy


Weekly classes for the fall start on Tuesday the 12th (week 37). For the first two weeks our door is open anytime we have classes for everyone to come check us out!


We’re launching two new classes for this semester: Pole Strength and Pole Spin. Both are designed to benefit both beginner and intermediate level polers!

Come say hi if you spot us in the midst of orientation fun!


12. Student dance clubs

Beginners’ courses teach you the basics on the most common partner dances (e.g. waltz, foxtrot, jenkka and bugg). You don’t need to have a partner, dance skills or background in dancing to join the courses. So take your friends with you and get acquainted with a fun and diverse hobby and an amazing group of people!

Pohjalainen Student Nations’ dance club

Beginners’ courses on Tuesdays, starting from the 12th of September
17:00–18:30: Beginners’ course with rotating partners
20:00–21:30: Beginners’ course with own partner

Price: 20 € (members of the Pohjalainen Student Nations) / 50 € (students) / 80 € (others)
Place: Ostrobotnia, Töölönkatu 3A, 5th floor
Two free trial sessions. You can also jump in in the middle of the season.

More information and information on the other courses: https://www.facebook.com/events/145687002690356/

Hämäläinen Student Nation’s dance club

Beginners’ courses on Wednesdays, starting from the 13th of September

16:00–17:30: Beginners’ group A
(choose one)
17:30–19:00: Beginners’ group B

Price: 20 € (members of the Hämäläinen Student Nation) / 40 € (students)
Place: Punainen mylly, Hämäläinen Student Nation, Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 (near the Kamppi Center)
Three free trial sessions

More information and information on the other courses: https://www.facebook.com/events/145687002690356/


13. Chamber choir Dissonanssi is looking for new members!

Are you an enthusiastic singer? Would you like to sing in a choir? Our small mixed choir is easily approachable and there are no difficult auditions to fear. If you even only have a bit of experience in choir singing or a generally good singing voice, then you’ll be fine.

We practice on Tuesdays at the machine technology building from 6 pm to 8 pm, you are welcome to join the rehearsals to see what Dissonanssi is all about! If you are interested, fill up the form: http://bit.ly/2voJXEl and we’ll contact you.


14. Nominate new honorary members for the Guild of the Round Tower (Pyöreän Tornin Kilta)

The Guild of the Round Tower is an honorary and senior organization operating in the vicinity of the Aalto University. Persons who are at the final stages of their studies or who have recently graduated and have shown continuous interest in the culture of engineering students and other student activities at Aalto University and promoted its development in the Student Union or its associations may be nominated for the position of an honorary member. Nominations can be made until the 12th of October 2017, 23:59, at https://lomake.ayy.fi/ptk/ehdota-uusia-arwoisia/.

Nominations can be made by an individual, guild, association or by several people, guilds or associations together.

More information on the Guild of the Round Tower is available at: http://ptk.ayy.fi/.



15. Aalto 10K -sports event on 17 September, are you ready? Register at latest 10 September!

Aalto 10K -sports event on 17 September, are you ready? Register at latest 10 September!

The traditional Aalto 10K and Aalto 5K takes place on Sunday 17 September 2017 at 13.00. Even is held  8th time! You can run, jog, walk, or Nordic walk the distance of your choice. Aalto 10K/5K is free of charge running event for all the Aalto students, staff and alumni!

The event is part of Espoo Rantamarathon- event. Full marathon and half marathons are raced on Saturday 16 September 2017. For Aalto’s staff and students the marathon fees are 40€/person.

Time: Aalto 10K/5K Sun 17.9.2016 at 13-16, Marathons Sat 16.9.2017
Location: The start line for both events is at Espoo, Otaniemi Otaranta, by Laajalahti shore.

Registration ends on Sunday 10.9.2017 23:59.
Registration link will be found in here:


More info on the event see INTO:


16. Mindfulness workshops

Mindfulness is approving presence. It means a conscious choice to be able to stop and concentrate on this moment – our thoughts wander easily to the future or past. Mindfulness skills help you to notice the current moment and live in it. Regular mindfulness practice is known to reduce stress. The practicing of conscious presence in studies helps to bypass unnecessary disruptive factors, concentrate better and avoid the fear of failure that comes from excessive self-criticism. There are two different mindfulness workshops on offer in the autumn, both in Finnish and English:

Mindfulness in stress management:

English-speaking group: Mondays 14:00–16:00, 18th Sept–16th Oct 2017, Otakaari 1.
Finnish-speaking group: Mondays 14:00–16:00, 30th Oct–27th Nov 2017, Otakaari 1.
Further information and registrations: https://into.aalto.fi/display/fiopintopsykologi/Mindfulness+stressinhallinnassa and opintopsykologi@aalto.fi


Mindfulness – compassionate learning:

Finnish-speaking group: Mondays 10:00–12:00, 18th Sept–16th Oct 2017, Otakaari 1.
English-speaking group: Mondays 10:00–12:00, 30th Oct–27th Nov 2017, Otakaari 1.

Further information and registrations: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=18606243 and opintopsykologi@aalto.fi


17. 10×10 Fashion Installation Opening Party

Tuesday, 12th Sept, 18:00–22:00
Kaapelitehdas, Valssaamo, Tallberginkatu 1
Free entry

In the 10×10 concept, a group of Aalto University students and alumni bring you the most captivating experience of the Helsinki Design Week, where the Valssaamo space in Kaapelitehdas is turned into a combination of a showroom and an interdisciplinary art exhibition. Experience 10 unique fashion collection installations that challenge the conventional ways to present fashion and design. Welcome to the opening party on Tuesday, the 12th of September at 18:00! Opening party drinks sponsored by Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas, BrewDog and Brooklyn Brewery.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/110435956337497/


18. Dipoli’s restaurants are open late into the night

A diverse world of restaurants opens in Dipoli: student and staff restaurant Reima, offering student-assisted lunch, à la carte restaurant Metso, Bistro Tenhola, Café Reima and Café Carre.

The Reima restaurant and Café Carre are already open, the rest will open gradually in September.

Fazer is the proprietor of the restaurants, and they will also handle the catering for meetings and representational events in Dipoli. You can book such an event by sending an email to dipoli@fazer.com.

The restaurants are open as follows:

Restaurant Reima, 2nd floor: Mon-Thu 10:30–19 / Fri 10:30–17 / Sat 11–15

Reima Café, 2nd floor: Mon-Thu 7:45–15 / Fri 7:45–17 / Sat 9:30–15

Bistro Tenhola, 1st floor: Mon-Fri 16–22 / Sat 11–15

Café Carre, 1st floor: Mon-Fri 7:45–20 / Sat when needed

Metso á la carte restaurant, 2nd floor: Mon-Sat 11–12




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