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Greetings new fuksis! Welcome to study electrical engineering at Tampere university’s Hervanta campus. This page is meant for you fuksis, aka first year students, here you will find all the necessary information you will need to survive your first week. Here you will find a teekkari-finnish-teekkari dictionary, which has vocabulary you will need during the coming year. We are also releasing the orientation weeks schedule on this page. The orientation week will start on the 23rd of August, but there will be a traditional head start on the 22nd, where you will have an opportunity to meet other fuksis and your tutors, the event is very popular and liked, so do not miss it!

The fuksiofficials, Tommi (fuksicaptain) and Sonja (fuksiofficial, sähköpaimen), will make sure that your first year will be unforgettable, of course with the help of our tutors! We will help you to get familiar with teekkari-culture and university studies. We will also answer any questions that come to your mind.

We have made a Facebook group for you, which you can access here. Along Facebook another important communication platform is Telegram, the link for our telegram group can be found in the Facebook group mentioned above. Telegram may be a new app for most of you, but it works almost like WhatsApp, and you do not need any phone numbers. We strongly recommend joining both groups! If you have any questions about starting your studies, you can find us the easiest on telegram with the nicknames @tommilumpo and @sonjamyllynen. See you this fall!

Get to know Hervanta campus from this link.

Orientation week schedule



Head start
Place: Laattapuisto
at 18:00 ->



First get together
Place: In front of the main building
at 12:00

Introductory lecture about the degree programme and getting to know the campus
Place: TB104
klo 12:30 - 17:00



Getting to know the campus
Place: Hervanta campus
at klo 10:00 ->

Spending time in tutor groups



Place: Big lecture hall of Festia
at 11:00 - 15:00

Waarallinen tehtävä Herwanta
Place: Starts from the front lawn of Hervanta campus
at 18:00 ->



Place: TEK-lounge
at 11:00 - 15:00

Beach hangout
Place: Suolijärvi
at 17:00 ->



Morning run
Place: In tutor groups, each group in its own location
at 10:00 ->

Tommi Lumpo
Sonja Myllynen
International Officer
Lauri Lehtonen


Fuksi: You, a first-year student, are one. On your first year, you get to enjoy all kinds of fun activities, which we recommend you to attend as much as possible!

Teekkari: At the end of the year fuksis will get dipped in Tammerkoski and then you will become a real technology student, teekkari.

Fuksipassi: This little booklet is full of different kinds of events that will give you points. You need 300 points to get dipped into Tammerkoski. The fuksi with the most points will get the honor of being called superfuksi and gets dipped first.

Kilta & Skilta: Guild (kilta) is a student organisation that keeps teekkari culture alive and ongoing. Skilta (Electrical guild) is your own guild. We offer coffee, food, games and company.

Wappu: The main event of the year is Wappu. It is over two weeks of different kinds of happenings and activities. The main event is on the 1st of May when fuksis get dipped.

Teekkarikaste: On the Wappu day (1st of May) fuksis will get dipped into Tammerkoski. During the dipping fuksis die and a teekkaris are born.

Sauna events

A couple of times in a year we are hav­ing events at a sauna (you know sauna; the Finnish sub­sti­tute for su­per­food, since we don’t have sea­weed). There we sing, have fun to­gether, and of course go to sauna. These events are usu­ally or­gan­ized at Teekkarisauna called Mör­rimöykky near TUT, but for ex­ample the semester’s open­ing sauna, Kilto­jen Ava­jais­sauna (Guilds’ Open­ing Sauna), takes place at Koo-Vee’s sauna in Ylöjärvi (some 50 km from Tampere).

Keskiasteen välitutkinto

Keski­asteen Väl­i­tutk­into is a dif­fer­ent sort of de­gree, in or­der to com­plete which you need to visit a few Her­vant-ean pubs. The event is or­gan­ized right in the be­gin­ning of the semester, and the new fresh­men (fuk­sis) will get to com­plete a de­gree of their own: the Fuksi De­gree (Fuk­s­i­tutk­into). This is one of the best ways to get to know Her­vanta!


Dur­ing Wappu Skilta or­gan­izes a sport-ish event called Ku­mi­pelaus­ISO. In this game the in­ner tube of a wheel­bar­row acts the "ball". Usu­ally it is played at a beach, though some­times the game has taken a trip into the wa­ter too...


Ex­cur­sions, a.k.a. XQs, are or­gan­ized a couple of times a year. Usu­ally it is about vis­it­ing com­pan­ies in the area of elec­trical tech­no­logy. "Rankka" is an ex­cur­sion, which takes a few days longer.


n Septem­ber Skilta or­gan­izes a wine fest­ival at the court­yard of Sähkötalo (one of TUT’s build­ings) with other g***ds hav­ing rooms in Sähkötalo. Any­one is al­lowed to pre­pare their own exotic bever­age for oth­ers to taste; let the best wine win!

Study materials

Skilta has an exam archive (both traditional and online) and a bookshelf, which is located next to Skilta’s study corner. You can borrow books and old exams as long as you remember to return them back to where they belong, so that others get to use them too.

Pimp My Grill

Dur­ing Wappu the court­yard of Sähkötalo is taken over by a huge bar­be­cue party. This event gets to­gether the most mag­ni­fi­cent grills and the finest saus­ages. Also this event is or­gan­ized in col­lab­or­a­tion with other guilds.