For new students

Welcome to study geosciences at the University of Helsinki! Our student organisation Vasara will help you along your studies and student life. For more info on our organisation head here.

Orientation week will be organised both as onsite and online sessions during week 35. You will find detailed information on your faculty’s orientation week activities on this page before the orientation week.

Follow the coronavirus situation at the University of Helsinki:

Check out the website for our faculty here:

Useful contacts:
The e-mail addresses are firstname.lastname (at) if not stated otherwise. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact any of our tutors for guidance!

Tutor officer: Olli Salmela
International tutors: Eveliina Taskinen and Turo Ylitalo
Other tutors: Elsi Kesäläinen, Milana Rantala, Ronja Tuomas and Arthur Visulainen

Most of Vasara’s information goes through our e-mail list. You can find info on how to join it by clicking here.

Becoming a member:
The membership fee is 5 € for the academic year. The payment can be made by mobilepay or via bank transfer according to these instructions.  After paying the membership fee, the members will be able to join the events of Vasara including sauna evenings, parties and excursions.

Some titbits:

Kasvis meaning Greenhouse is Vasara’s student lounge in Physicum. There you can find a refrigerator, a microwave, a kettle and a coffee maker. The coffee fee is 6 € per period or 50 cents per cup. Bring your own cup! Everyone is responsible for cleaning after themselves in Kasvis.
Vasara on Facebook: Our student organisation has a Facebook group that can be found here. In addition we have a separate page on facebook that you can like as well as our sports group.