Do you long for celebration and culture to counterbalance the intensity of studying? Varsinaissuomalainen osakunta (VSO) offers diverse activities ranging from sports to academic feasts, from concerts to wine evenings, and from raves to bowling championships.

We are a student nation with approximately 100 members and an interdisciplinary community of students from universities of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Most of us have roots in Southwest Finland but we welcome everyone who is interested in our activities around the year – regardless of the stage of your studies!

Every Wednesday at 7pm, we gather for a student nation evening to hear from engaging guest speakers, enjoy scrumptious food, and just to hang out with friends.

Finding your way to VSO

VSO is located in New Student House. The address of the building is Mannerheimintie 5 A, 6. floor.

INFORMATION FOR FRESHMEN: New Student House is located on Mannerheimintie: opposite of the Forum shopping center, near Kaivopiha. There is one main entrance to the building, through which you can also get to our VSO! We are staying on the sixth or top floor of the Ylioppilastalo, which has a wonderful view over the rooftops of the city center.

Pääset meille seuraavalla tavalla:

  1. Enter through the main door and go straight ahead. The stairs curve to the right, which opens up a view of the actual stairwell.
  2. Take the stairs to the fifth floor. There, you will find a door on the right side from which you can enter the lobby. Whenever possible, it is kept open. If it is not open you will find a doorbell or a possible phone number on the door, which you can call to reach our freshman master - he will open the door for you!
  3. Behind the door in the hall you will find the attic stairs on your right, where you will also find the VSO sign. Go up the last set of stairs!
  4. You have found your way to VSO <3

P.S. Please note that the elevator does not work without HYY's access permit. If you need unobstructed passage to get to our premises, please contact the freshman masters or information secretaries!

Who can join?

All university students from the Helsinki metropolitan area can join VSO. The majority of our members are students of the University of Helsinki but many students from Aalto University, for example, have found their way to VSO as well. Our activities are organised mostly in Finnish, but international members are always welcomed warmly and we are more than happy to accommodate those who prefer communicating in English.

Contact information

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can visit us every Wednesday at 7pm. You can find us at New Student House (Mannerheimintie 5 A, 6th floor). Our Fresher Tutors will be happy to answer all your questions:

Tõnis Pärtel,

Patricia Andersson,

If you are a representative of one of our friendship organisations (Korporatsioon Rotalia, Östgöta Nation Uppsala, or Östgöta Nation Lund), our Secretary for International Affairs will be able to help you:

Iisa Järvinen

Any other questions?

See you at VSO!