The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä celebrates its birthday on September 24, 2022

Welcome to celebrate our beloved student union at the student house in Ilokive on Saturday, September 24, 2022! Please note the changed date.

Schedule for the celebration

The cocktail party will be held at the conference room in Lyhty at 3 pm (Seminaarinkatu 15).
The evening party will be celebrated at Ilokivi Student House from 5 pm (Keskussairaalantie 2).
Afterparty of the annual celebrations will be held at the Ilokivi Venue (Keskussairaalantie 2).
The evening continues from the Ilokivi Venue to the nightclub Freetime (Kauppakatu 30).

Silliaamiainen is on Sunday 25 September in Ilokivi at 12 pm, from where we move to the Opinkivi sauna (Keskussairaalantie 2) at 2 pm.

Menu, dinner cards and dress code

There is a fish or vegan menu to choose from for the anniversary. Registration and redemption of the dinner card takes place via the online service.

Dinner cards for JYY members 85 €
Dinner card for others 95 €
Support dinner card € 120
Herring breakfast 10 €

The sale of dinner cards and herring breakfasts ends on Sunday 4.9.2022 at 23.59.
Dress code: black suit, academic medals


Artichoke soup
Roasted lake fish / tempeh (vegan)
Herb mousse, spinach-potato puree, harvest vegetables
Blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream

The whole menu is also available vegan.


If you wish, you can remember JYY by supporting the Aurora Borealis Youth Sponsorship Program, with which we work. The funds will go to Nepal to enable young people to study.

Fundraising permit
Aurora Borealis ry
Collection permit number: RA / 2020/836
Date and area of implementation: Area of operation of the Inland Finland Police Department, valid until 1 September 2020
Fundraising account: FI82 5278 5020 0070 20

Contact and more information

For more information, please contact JYY’s event producer Suvi Liukkonen via email,


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 on March 24 to commemorate the launch of Finnish education. Due to the COVID19 disease situation, JYY’s annual celebrations have been postponed to the autumn of 2021 this year.