An opening celebration will again kick off the University’s new academic year on 1 September. The celebration will see the Main Building, Porthania and the streets in front of them fill with student organisations and a wide variety of events.
The courtyard of the Main Building will host Helmut, the University of Helsinki student organisation for live music, and its ensembles Korpolompolo and Lapsus Lupus will perform at 14.00.
“If we can gather enough musicians and keep up the groove, we may wind up having a jam,” hints Aleksi Saastamoinen, third year medical student and chair of Helmut.
You can come to the courtyard to enjoy the music with lunch, for example.
“We’re of course hoping for new active members, or anyone who’s enthusiastic about joining us. The University is full of musicians and music lovers, so Helmut is sure to cater to many different tastes.”
UniSport martial artists will demonstrate their skills on Yliopistonkatu in front of the stage. The association for electronic music will play music at their tent.
The now traditional academic sit-down street dinner will be organised on Fabianinkatu in front of the Main Building at 14.30. During the dinner, members of the Student Union’s Committee for Organisational Affairs will introduce participants to academic party traditions, including toasts and drinking songs.