INTO welcomes all new students to Tampere University! Click below to see what events and services we have prepared for you!


The following events will be organised for Hervanta campus students during the orientation week. You can also see them in our events calendar.

Monday 19.08. WTF?

Welcome To Finland info session between 17-21 (Konetalo lecture room K1705)
& Getting to know -event from 21 onward (Konetalo lobby, K1701)

WTF includes presentations about ESN INTO, living in Finland and student life on Hervanta campus in general as well as light getting to know one another -programme. Snacks will be provided during the WTF session, and students are provided with the opportunity to join ESN INTO. After the event, Konetalo lobby provides a relaxed environment to mingle with one another and come ask questions in person from INTO people.

Tuesday 20.08. Picnic

Picnic takes place between 17-21 at Suolijärvi beach)

Karaoke evening from 21 onward (TBA)
Picnic is a great place to meet other new international students on the second day of the orientation week. Given a suitable weather, hopefully many tutors will bring their tutee groups to the beach. In addition to some snacks, INTO provides the opportunity to try some traditional outdoor games like kyykkä and mölkky. After the picnic, Peyton Place provides a convenient venue for karaoke halfway from the beach to Hervanta campus.

Wednesday 21.08. Hiking

Hiking event between 16-20 (Pyynikki area)

Organised together with ESN FINT, Hiking event offers the opportunity to experience parts of Pyynikki region the bus tours don't go, for example Pyynikki observation tower and Jalkasaari. The walking trip involves plenty of sightseeing and experiencing Pyynikki nature on foot.

Thursday 22.08. Pub crawl

Pub crawl starting at 16-17 (from Pakkahuone)

Organised together with ESN FINT, Pub crawl takes the adventurous students on a quest to experience different aspects of Tampere night life. After receiving a map at Pakkahuone after the Ice Breaker event organised by the university, you will visit versatile locations representing traditional, scenic and modern restaurants ranging from student-friendly priced to locally produced beverage selection. After completing the map, you will receive an overall patch for your accomplishment. You can (and should!) go in groups, but you need your own map if you want your own patch!

Friday 23.08. Movie night

Movie night between 16-22 (Hervanta campus)

Organised together with ESN FINT, Movie night offers the chance to see some more or less classic Finnish movies with English subtitles. ESN sections will provide smoothies and some snacks to participants and possibly a possibility for board games nearby.

Saturday 24.08. Campus scavenger hunt

Campus Scavenger Hunt between 15-20 (Hervanta campus)

Participants will form groups of ~4 students and familiarise themselves with Hervanta campus by visiting various checkpoints around it and completing a series of challenges. Judges, mainly comprising of international students, will grade teams' performance at the checkpoints and best teams will be awarded at the Welcoming Sauna.

Thursday 29.08. Sauna evening

Welcoming Sauna between 18-02 (Teekkarisauna)

ESN INTO organises the autumn semester Welcoming Sauna on Thursday 29th August at Teekkarisauna where new international students get to experience Finnish sauna culture along with Teekkari culture of Hervanta. The sauna itself will provide good löylyt throughout the event and palju is hot until late in the night, too.


But wait, there is more! For the new international students INTO has also prepared Welcome Bags and the fan-favorite Starting Kits!

Welcome Bags

Goodie bag stuffed with neat items and helpful information. Your tutor should have yours! If not, contact your nearest INTOpian and ask directly.

Starting Kits

Also this semester, INTO makes your life easier and provides basic household items. Read more about the service on our website. In order to get a set, you need to come to one of the borrowing sessions:

  • Wednesday, 31.07. at 12-14

  • Thursday, 01.08. at 17-18

  • Monday, 05.08. at 17-18


  • Wednesday, 14.08. at 16-17

  • Friday, 16.08. at 16-17


  • Monday, 19.08.  at 13-15

  • Tuesday, 20.08. at 13-14

  • Wednesday, 21.08. at 13-14

  • Thursday, 22.08. at 13-14

  • Friday, 23.08. at 13-14


  • Tuesday, 27.08. at 16-17

Ask your tutor if you need help finding the place (it's in the basement of Hervanta Campus main building, a little bit tricky to find). Please bring cash for the deposit!

INTO's club room

We have a club room in the basement of Päärakennus (main building on Hervanta campus) and you are very welcome to stop by and hangout - during the orientation week and of course during the rest of the year as well! 

The club room is a service to our members in many ways. During the day (about 9-17) we try to have the door open so that you can come by and sit down. There is coffee and tea which you can use to make yourself a cuppa that costs you only 5€ a semester and you will have a mug reserved at the club room. Often there's people from INTO around, so you can ask questions or talk about upcoming events. We have games, magazines, a microwave, plushies to hug and pillows to hide under.

In the fridge we have snacks and drinks for sale. Of course we also have other things available, such as our wonderful green overalls, overall patches, ESNcards and more!