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. 

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

Social Programme for Summer 2018 will be published in April!

Please also see our tips for other things do in Tampere in your free time.

Social Programme

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 Summer School info desk (PinniB 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: Bar Klubi, Tullikamarin aukio 2, 33100 Tampere
  • 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

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, but you need tickets for the rides and attractions. A wristband and/or individual ride tickets may be bought upon arrival.  

  • time: Wednesday 9 August, 17:00-20:00
  • location: Särkänniemi, Laiturikatu 1, 33230 Tampere
  • cost: free entrance/evening wrist band 29 euros

    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 13 euros (to be paid at the ticket counter at Laukontori Harbour)
    • min – max number of participants: 15 – 30

    Monday 14 August 2017

    Picnic/Game Evening

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

    • time: Monday 14 August, 17:00-19:00
    • location: University inner yard
    • cost: free of charge

    Tuesday 15 August 2017

    Visit to Moomin Museum

    The only Moomin Museum in the world opened 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 – 45

    Wednesday 16 August 2017


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

    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

    Other things to do in Tampere

    Unipoli Sports

    Unipoli Sports provides sports services for university students on three campuses around Tampere: City centre, Kauppi and Hervanta. Tampere Summer School students can use the Unipoli Sports services for a reduced fee of 6 euros/person/visit. With this one fee, you can use the gym, attend group exercise classes and play ball games in the designated time slots. Just show your letter of acceptance at one of the sports centres and get moving!

    Note: Please see the customer service times for each sports centre and plan your visit accordingly. Read more: Unipoli Sports website