Social programme

Tampere Summer School arranges social events and free-time activities to help students get to know each other as well as the city of Tampere and the Finnish way of life.

Some events are free of charge for Summer School students, some for extra cost. All Social Programme fees are non-refundable. 

Enrolment is required for all activities and events. Admitted students will receive enrolment instructions in advance.

The social programme listing may be subject to some changes during the Spring 2017

Social Programme

Preliminary Social programme for August 2017

Monday 7 August 2017

Registration & Welcoming Ceremony

Tampere Summer School 2017 will start with registration and a Welcoming Ceremony where students have the opportunity to gather together for the first time and to hear the official opening words for Tampere Summer School 2017! After the official part students have time to mingle while enjoying coffee and tea.

  • time: Monday 7 August, 9:00-11:00
  • location: UTA campus, Pinni B building, 1st floor
  • cost: free of charge 
Campus Tour

Students will be offered a tour around the main campus on the first day of Tampere Summer School 2017.

  • time: Monday 7 August, 17:00-18:00
  • location: departure from the main building lobby
  • cost: free of charge
  • min – max number of participants: 10 – 100
Ice Breaker Evening

What a better way to spend the first evening of Tampere Summer School 2017 than getting to know fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere!

  • time: Monday 7 August, 19:00-21:00
  • location: TBA
  • cost: free of charge (drinks at own cost)

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Sightseeing Bus Tour

See all the best sights and hear all the exciting stories of Tampere during a city bus tour!         

  • time: Tuesday 8 August, 17:30-19:30
  • location: departure from UTA campus yard
  • cost: free of charge
  • min – max number of participants: 25 – 100

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Canoeing

Enjoy great company and amazing landscapes while canoeing on Lake Näsijärvi! You’ll be paddling in a big canoe (6-8 people) and taken care of by the instructors
of Hiking Travel Hit.

  • time: Wednesday 9 August, 17:30-20:30
  • location: Kaupinoja, Lake Näsijärvi
  • cost: 25 euros (to be paid upon enrolment)
  • min – max number of participants: 6 – 30

Thursday 10 August 2017

Sauna Evening at Viikinsaari Island

Interested in trying out the traditional Finnish sauna and taking a dip in a beautiful Finnish lake? This is for you! We’ll spend the evening at Viikinsaari Island in, a verdant summer haven, located only 20 minutes away from Tampere city centre. Bring your own towel and bathing suit! More information on Viikinsaari

  • time: Thursday 10 August, 18:00-22:00
  • location: Viikinsaari Island
  • cost: 10 euros (to be paid upon enrolment) + boat ticket 12 euros (to be paid at the ticket counter at Laukontori Harbour)
  • min – max number of participants: 15 – 30

Monday 14 August 2017

Get-Together Evening / Board Game Evening

Spend some time with your fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere!

  • time: Monday 14 August, TBA
  • location: TBA
  • cost: free of charge (drinks at own cost)

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Visit to Moomin Museum

The only Moomin Museum in the world will open in Tampere Hall in June 2017! Tove Jansson original Moomin illustrations are a key part of the museum’s atmosphere. They tell where it all began and what Moomins were like when they were brought into this world by Tove Jansson’s pen.

  • time: Tuesday 15 August, 17-18:30
  • location: Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere
  • cost: 10 euros (to be paid upon enrolment)
  • min – max number of participants: 15 – 25

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Särkänniemi Adventure Park

People have spinned, screamed and had fun at Särkänniemi amusement park already since 1975.  Särkänniemi’s rides offer speed, spinning and spatters for the daredevils as well as for those who appreciate more sedate rides. Entrance to the park is free of charge, individual ride tickets may be bought upon arrival.  

  • time: Wednesday 16 August, 17:00-20:00
  • location: Särkänniemi, Laiturikatu 1, 33230 Tampere
  • cost: free entrance/evening wrist band 27-29 euros

Friday 18 August 2017

Farewell Coffee

Let’s gather together one more time and have a look back at the time at Tampere Summer School before saying farewell.

  • time: Friday 18 August, 15:00-16:00
  • location: UTA campus, Pinni B building, 1st floor
  • cost: free of charge