The Biggest Wappu in Finland
Wappu has been celebrated since the Middle Ages and it has been a central part of student culture for several decades. The joint Wappu by the student union has been organised since 2019 when the universities merged. Wappu is an essential part of student culture in Tampere, if not even its core. For many of us, Wappu is a kind of a milestone that usually marks the end of the academic year and the transition to summer. Wappu is a celebration of all of us, and it is meant for all of us.
The mixture of events that lasts more than two weeks consists of several different events that are open to all students. Finland’s biggest Wappu brings together the Wappu events of the associations operating within the student union, where there is definitely something for every taste. Wappu looks like what associations make it. There are traditionally more than a hundred events in the Wappu calendar, which makes Wappu in Tampere the biggest one in Finland. Wappu is, above all, spending time together, and there is no end in sight to this tradition.
Finland’s biggest Wappu is organised by the Wappu team, which includes the student union’s event organiser, as well as Wappu’s project employees, i.e., Wappu directors. In addition to this, the Minister of Culture and Wappu secretaries of the Teekkari Union of Tampere are part of the team, organising teekkari dipping and other events belonging to teekkari tradition as part of Finland’s biggest Wappu.
Wappu calendar’s Teemutour is an old tradition in Tampere, where students daily collect stamps from the events to achieve the Emäteemu title. There have been several levels in Teemutour, and the exact completion instructions may change depending on the year. The established Emäteemu performance requirement is 20 events. Everyone who completes Teemutour will be rewarded with a legendary overall patch. Open events for the entire university community have been selected for Teemutour, so everyone has a great opportunity to complete the degree. Teemutour is a challenging test in which each student is being assessed; there are many events, and there may be surprisingly little time between them. Every student is challenged to complete the tour!
Come follow Wappu Revelation where you find out the theme of Wappu, what’s in the Wappu Calendar and more info about the Wappu event tour, Teemutour. Wappu Revelation is held in the Festia assembly hall on the Hervanta campus on Wednesday 6 April starting at 2PM! After the Wappu Revelation you will understand the beauty of Wappu in Tampere and find out what kind of eventful and relaxing adventures lie ahead!
Wappu 13 April–1 May 2022
Wappu is coming again this year, and as usual, there will be a lot of events for all of us! So put on your overalls and come and enjoy the good atmosphere, the most interesting event concepts and get to know new people interdisciplinary. A comprehensive and varied listing of events has been compiled with student associations!
This year, Wappu will be held from 13 April to 1 May and traditional events, as well as completely new types of event concepts, are promised!
Wappu team 2022
- Paavo Keski-Orvola – TREY’s event organiser
- Iiro Parhankangas – TREY’s Wappu director
- Reetamari Pesonen – TREY’s Wappu director
- Elina Salovuori – TREY’s Wappu director
- Josefiina Aitalaakso – the Minister of Culture of the Teekkari Union of Tampere
- Eetu Hartikainen – Wappu secretary of the Teekkari Union of Tampere
- Tea Mattila – Wappu secretary of the Teekkari Union of Tampere
- Elli Ruokonen – Wappu secretary of the Teekkari Union of Tampere