The Biggest Wappu in Finland 15 April–1 May
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!
What is included in Wappu this year? It is revealed in the annual Revelation held before Wappu, in which the Wappu calendar, the events of Teemutour, and the theme of Wappu will be made public! Revelation is traditionally an unforgettable spectacle that sparks off the feeling of Wappu, for which the Wappu team has organised some programme. After the Wappu Revelation, the adventure begins!
Wappu 15 April–1 May 2021
Wappu will come this year, too, and as usual, there will be a lot of events for all of us! This year, Wappu will be held exceptionally as a remote implementation, but no worries: Wappu vibes are guaranteed. So, put on your overalls and come enjoy the good atmosphere, the most interesting event concepts and meet new people interdisciplinary. Together with the associations, we have compiled an extensive and diverse list of events, so keep your ears open!
This year, there is only one level in the Teemutour, and the stamping will take place electronically on, for the time being, a secret virtual platform. Everyone is given instructions on how to stamp on Teemutour, so you can attend the events without any worries.
This year, Wappu will be held as usual from 15 April to 1 May and traditional events as well as completely new types of event concepts are promised. We will publish the programme of Teemutour and reveal the theme in Revelation on 12 April at 16.00. About the same time, we will release the Wappu event calendar that shows all the events.
- Hanna Vähävuori – TREY’s event organiser
- Markus Halla-aho – TREY’s Wappu director
- Jesse Varis – TREY’s Wappu director
- Anniina Morelius – the Minister of Culture of the Teekkari Union of Tampere
- Tuomas Tiura – Wappu secretary of the Teekkari Union of Tampere
- Ville-Pekka Frantsi – Wappu secretary of the Teekkari Union of Tampere