Opening party

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Main campus, Klubi


UTA & Tamy

The opening ceremony will begin in the main auditorium at 12. After the opening ceremony at about 13 pm., the lobbies on the floor of Café Alakuppila will be filled with info stands where associations and hobby groups present their activities. The main lobby on the ground floor will feature a variety of performances by members of the University community.

At about 15 pm. the party will move to Tullikamarinaukio to the outdoor bar of restaurant Klubi where a picnic/grill party will be organised. If it rains, the party will take place indoors.

The evening continues with music and other programme at Klubi until 20 pm. and end with a free concert at Pakkahuone in which Horse attack sqwad will be the main band.



Main building, address: Kalevantie 4, lecture hall A1:

"The burning globe: the climate is changing – but how?"
Professor of Physics, Academy Professor Markku Kulmala (University of Helsinki) gives an open celebration lecture. The language of the lecture is Finnish. 

Pinni B, address: Kanslerinrinne 1:

At 11:00
Opening prayer at the University chapel 
Chaplain Risto Korhonen

Main building, address: Kalevantie 4:

At 12-13.30

Opening ceremony in the main auditorium:

  • The ceremonial procession walks into the auditorium
  • Opening speech
    Rector Liisa Laakso
  • Announcing the alumnus/alumna of the year and his/her speech
  • Music
  • Speech by a staff representative
    Professor Mari Hatavara
  • Speech by a student representative
    Mikael Malkamäki, Chair of the Board of the Student Union of University of Tampere
  • Awarding the annual dissertation prizes of the City of Tampere and Tampere University Foundation
  • The national anthem
  • Sparkling wine will be served to the audience of the opening ceremony in the reception area outside the main auditorium. 

At 13.00-15.30
Info stands of the associations and hobby clubs of members of the University community in the lower foyer

At 13.30
Coffee served to the alumni in the Alakuppila cafeteria
Hosted by Vice-rector Harri Melin

At 14.00
Guided tours of the main campus area starting from the Alakuppila cafeteria

At 13.30-15.00
Performances in the main foyer:
13.30 UtaDance
         Utadance & CLS
14.00 Tukkateatteri
14.30 Kung Fu Thieu Lam Tampere

Klubi/Pakkahuone, Tullikamarinaukio 2:

At 16-20 Barbeque at the beer garden of Klubi (entrance through the Klubi door)
Free food and drinks served to the quickest!

At 18-20
Music and other programme at Klubi

At 20.00-23.00 
Performers at Pakkahuone include UtaDance and Horse Attack Sqwad.

Klubi and Pakkahuone will be open until 04 a.m.

The students, employees and alumni of the University of Tampere have free entry to all the events (Klubi will charge a 2-euro cloakroom fee). Please take your student or employee card or alumni’s free pass to the evening party!

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