Welcome to the 90th anniversary celebrations and other events of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä!

In 2024, the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä will celebrate its 90th anniversary. In addition to the annual celebrations, we will also celebrate our beloved Student Union with other events. All events are held in Finnish and in English.

Interdisciplinary Sitsfest

JYY’s interdisciplinary annual celebrations sitsfest were successfully held with more than 70 students at the Ilokivi Venue with a special theme being the 90s. Thank you to all the participants and toastmasters Hilma Hintika and Siiri Kettunen, chairpersons of the Student Union!

The first version of JYY’s new interdisciplinary sitsfestbook JYYPOS was used as the songbook.

90th Anniversary Annual Celebrations

The 90th anniversary of JYY was celebrated with 135 guests on Saturday 23 March.The welcome ceremony was held in the Valtuustosali of Jyväskylä City Hall and the dinner was held in the Aalto-sali.

The keynote speech was given by Fatim Diarra, Member of Parliament, and the speech to the Student Union was delivered by Simo Pöyhönen, Executive Director of the Association of Social Science Professionals.

At the annual party, 22 academic badge of merit were awarded by the JYY Council of Representatives. Congratulations again to all the recipients!

JYY’s 90th Year Party

JYY’s 90th year party was danced to the beat of DJ Verude and party band Femma at the nightclub Freetime on Saturday 23.3. During the evening, our beloved Student Union was celebrated with more than 300 people. Thank you to all the performers and celebrants!


Interdisciplinary Herring Breakfast

A interdisciplinary herring breakfast was enjoyed on Sunday 24.3. at Ilokivi Venue, from where the evening continued to Opinkivi Sauna. At Ilokivi Venue, the herring breakfast guests were able to sing live karaoke to the accompaniment of the Pedaali ry House Band. Thanks again to all the brave performers and breakfast participants!

Contact and more information

For more information about the Annual Celebrations, please contact our event producer Suvi Liukkonen by email tapahtumatuottaja@jyy.fi or by calling +35845 137 1961.

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The history of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä, or JYY, is naturally linked to the history of the University of Jyväskylä. The roots of the University are in the teacher seminar founded in 1863, where the first Finnish-speaking teachers in Finland were trained. In 1934, the seminary was transformed into an educational university, and at that time the student union was founded. At that time, JYY was known as JKKY – the student union of Jyväskylä University of Education.

In 1967, the University of Jyväskylä became an actual university and the journey towards a multidisciplinary university like the one we have today began. At the same time, the name of the student union also changed and the name JYY, which is still in use today, was introduced. For the first 70 years of JYY, a work has been written – Youth and Hope.

JYY will celebrate its annual celebration usually on March 24 to commemorate the launch of Finnish education.