The academic year 2017–2018 will be opened with traditional events

The opening events of the 59. academic year will awake the university campuses from the silence of the summer.

Future Factory is an active start for new students in University of Oulu. In this challenge competition almost 2100 new students will solve the challenges the world will meet in the future and vote for the best in the end.

New students have their orientation week 1. - 8.9. On Friday, September 1 at 12.15 p.m. the vice rectors greet new students in the Central Lobby (Restaurant Napa).

University of Oulu with its local and regional partners present their services for students on September 5. News’day – Day for New Students will be organized in Linnanmaa campus.

The main opening event will be held on September 6 at 3.15 p.m. in the Saalasti hall in the main building on Linnanmaa campus. The Main Opening Event is intended for the whole University community – for staff and students alike.

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) and the university organise the opening event of the academic year, Vulcanalia, for the 22nd time. All university folks own evening bash will be built on the parking lot between Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu and Yliopistokatu on September 6th 2017. 3500 people are expected to join.

Rector's Speech at the Main Opening Event 6.9.2017 can be found here