Why is Freshers’ Day organized?
What is Freshers’ Day?
The Freshers’ Day is a checkpoint tour for new students, which often also has an after party per the students ’request. Fresher’s Day often begins after lunch, often resulting in either full-day or afternoon classes being canceled. Freshers’ Day is held in the center of Helsinki, and students on the campuses of Haaga, Malmi and Pasila commute to the checkpoints on their own. Bus transfers to and from Helsinki will be arranged for Porvoo students. The Vierumäki campus has its own version of the day.
The checkpoint tour is attended with your own class group with the help of tutors and the checkpoint map. There are usually about 27 checkpoints, and in addition to Helga, they are held by various partners and Haaga-Helia associations. On the checkpoint you perform various fun tasks that earn points. It is possible to get 0-100 points from regular checkpoints and 0-200 points from the Helga checkpoint. There may not always be logic in determining points, but the checkpoint holders have been instructed to score groups of students who exude good group spirit in a rewarding way. A group shout or song with a theme can also help get extra points from the checkpoints.
Due to the cold weather, the checkpoints during spring are often located inside partnering restaurants. Autumn checkpoints, on the other hand, are generally always outdoor checkpoints and are often located in different park areas.
How to participate in the Freshers’ Day?
Tickets for the Freshers’ Day are purchased from Helga’s online store Kide.app. Different tickets for different degree programs will be created in Kideapp under the event. For example, SEBBA A, GLOBBA A or EXCH A. Freshers’ Day tickets are purchased together with the tutor of your own group so that everyone is sure to choose the right group and get their tickets. Fresher’s Days ticket includes the checkpoint tour, after party and coverall patch. Sometimes it’s also possible to buy a ticket for just the after party.
The bus from Porvoo leaves at 14:00, so it will be in Helsinki 15:00, when the checkpoints open. Porvoo’s goodie bags should be picked up from Pasila by one of the tutors.
Each participant is asked to remember
Like all other events at Helga, Freshers’ Day is an event free from harassment and bullying. This means that any harassment, bullying, humiliation or other inappropriate behavior is not acceptable. If you see or encounter improper behaviour, please contact us or the harassment contact persons designated for the event immediately. Helga’s tutors have also been trained to assist in such situations.
We wish you a wonderful Freshers’ Day!