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Halloween Hunt 2022

H01 – Summoning circles have appeared on campus. Find one and start your quest!
H02 – Cleansing, wisdom, healing… Crystals can do it all!
H03 – Witnesses say the witches arrived on the mythical Knight Bus.
H04 – The crossroads are a good place for brewing potions. The stench of the regulars covers the smells quite well.
H05 – Silence! Reading the future from cards and bones is no easy task!
H06 – Rumors say a ritual was conducted underground, in a deserted hallway.
H07 – These creatures need to satisfy their sadistic needs. Drilling noises and screaming teekkaris should do it.
H08 – A murder is watching you from above.
H09 – Nifty web developers have made their home on campus. Perhaps in a dark corner under some stairs.
H10 – This witch makes concoctions of all sorts. Find them and they might give you one. The cats could help with with this.
H11 – This witch sees everything. Even your future! Ask their avian friends and you may find them.
H12 – Seems like this witch is everywhere and nowhere at once. The spiders must know something!

As the witching hour of Samhain draws near, a coven of witches hath arrived in Hervanta. Beware at night, for around the Campus they have left some items of arcane delight.
Do you dare hunt down this trio of enchantresses and discover the mysteries that lie behind the veil?

From the 24th day until the 30th day, follow the breadcrumbs and pursue these mysterious mages to solve the puzzling enigmas that surround Hervanta.

You may seek them as a group of as many as four or perhaps you are a lone wolf and wish to obtain all the glory for yourself. All those who discover five items of the occult will be awarded with a badge of merit to sew on to their clothing, and even some prizes for the best witch hunters!

What: INTO Halloween Hunt
How: Find items throughout the campus by following the clues that will be provided via Facebook (, Instagram (, and Website (
Where: Hervanta Campus
When: 24.-30.10.2022
How much: Free

Extra details:
Group size 1-4
Find at least 5 checkpoints for patch
All checkpoints will be located in places student have access

Congratulations to new selected INTO officers!

The first round of officer applications is over and we got 16 new and amazing officers to fill our 2022-23 lineup!

If you missed up on our first round of applications – Don’t worry! We’re planning to open the application for again soon as we still need sports officers, events officers and a Finnish culture officer! 👀

Congratulations to the chosen officers! You can find the selected officers and their roles below:

A S M SayamCorporate relations officer / Photographer
Ara JoSocial media responsible
Bakhtawar KhanDegree student responsible
Christopher AllenEvents Officer
Ezgi SamanciNewsletter responsible
Isavella KoukoulaHost Helper
Karim AmezianeYoutuber
Kimiya TajikEvents Officer
Martina SilvestriniCorporate relations officer
Munim RazaHost Helper
Oxana IvanovaINTOzine editor
Rajesh SingapatiPhotographer
Rustam SafarliEvents officer / Esports officer
Samuli RatasGraphics designer / TEK responsible
Thi Minh Thuy LeTreasurers’ assistant
Tuomas HakalaBrand responsible

Starter Kit Session Times Autumn 2022

Date (Time)
Wednesday 10.08 (16-17)

Wednesday 17.08 (16-17)
Thursday 18.08. (16-17)
Friday 19.08. (10-11)

Monday, 22.08. (16-17)
Tuesday 23.08. (16-17)
Thursday 25.08. (16-17
Friday, 26.08. (16-17)

Monday, 29.08. (16-17)
Thursday, 01.09. (16-17)

Tuesday, 06.09. (16-16:30)
Thursday, 08.09. (16-16:30)

INTO offers a lending service for household equipment for all international students at Hervanta Campus. Our service is mainly reserved for students studying at Hervanta Campus, if you are studying at the center campus you should check out the starting kit service by ESN FINT! There are two different sets that can be borrowed, as well as some extra items.

For more information check out our Starter Kit Service page!

Apply as an officer for the board term 2022-2023!

Do you want unforgettable experiences from your study years? To be part of a supportive and engaging group of people? To help organize INTOs next year, learn hands on useful skills through association work and most importantly be part of why we have one of the most engaging international communities here in Tampere?

We want you as an officer for the study year 2022-2023! As an officer you will take part in INTO’s Board, attend board meetings, work with 20+ other like minded individuals and complete the responsibilities of the role you have been assigned to. You will have less responsibility than the board members, so becoming an officer is a perfect starting point for those who have not had previous organizational experience. We will provide an opportunity for you to leave your own mark plus take on responsibilities, but also you will be trained to your role properly. What is most important is being interested in your role, the rest will come naturally!

We will be handling the applications in “waves”, meaning we will collect applications for a certain time period, interview those applicants and after that open an application for the remaining positions that are still unfilled. The first wave of applications is open until midnight 3.7. You can find the application form here:

In the application you can apply for multiple different roles, You can find the list of officer roles with short descriptions below. For additional info, you can find our board and officer introductions from last year at:

Further information on Officer positions can be found HERE

Starter Kit Return Sessions Spring 2022


Tuesday, 03.05. (9-10)

Thursday, 05.05. (9-10)

Monday, 09.05. (9-10)

Friday, 13.05. (9-10)

Monday, 16.05. (9-10)

Thursday, 19.05. (9-10)

Monday, 23.05. (9-10)

Friday, 27.05. (9-10)

Monday, 30.05. (9-10)

Tuesday, 31.05. (9-10)


Monday, 06.06. (9-10)

Monday, 13.06. (9-10)

Monday, 20.06. (9-10)

Monday, 27.06. (9-10)

Place: Päärakennus (Hervanta Campus main building) basement –> where you also borrowed them.

Please keep in mind the following things:

  • in order to receive your full deposit back, you need to return all things clean and dry (also grease-free). Textiles must also be dry.
  • you should be able to find the list of things you borrowed in the auto-generated email you received when filling the form. If you cannot find the email, let me know and I can look it up for you.
  • You can find the content list of the sets here:
  • If you cannot make it to any of the times listed, you can ask a friend to return your items for you.
  • You may also donate other items you have to INTO’s utensil stock. But we cannot compensate you with money for it.

You can find the dates also on our website ( If you have any questions, you may contact me via email (reply here), or on our discord ( –> @Christine).

With the very best regards,
– Christine
INTO Starter Kit Coordinator 2021-22

INTO Fuksi Sitsit

If you want to keep alive in the jungle, you must live as the jungle does.” – John Wyndham

Woohoo, it’s finally the time for INTO’s Fuksi sitsit! So what is sitsit? Sitsit is an academic dinner party which includes singing, eating, drinking, speeches and some activities. Since this will be your first sitsit, you will be guided through the whole event by the Master of Ceremony.

The Fuksi sitsit will be organised on Friday the 11th of March from 17:00 onwards in Bommari. Bommari is located in the basement of Rakennustalo and you can enter it by either taking the lift from Rakennustalo or using the ramp outside, opposite to the beach volley field behind the Main building.

Sometimes sitsit will have a theme, and so do we! The theme of the sitsit is the jungle. So release your inner wild animal or dress as a tropical plant, and get ready for a thrilling journey through the jungle. To find out who’s the king of the jungle, we will have a costume competition and reward the best costume!

The price of the sitsit ticket is 15 € and it includes dinner and the drinks of your choice. The sign-up for the event will start on 1st of March at 14:00 and is open until the 6th of March at 00.00. There are limited spots for the sitsit so be quick! Here’s the sign-up link:

What: INTO’s Fuksi sitsit with a jungle theme 🐒
When: Friday 11th of March from 17:00 onwards
Where: Bommari
What costs: 15 €
Why: Because of sitsit and defying the law of the jungle!

Lapland Trip Tickets Part 2 on Sale 12:00 24.01.2022

Trip to Kilpisjärvi in Lapland 01.03-07.03.2022

Crossing 3 countries at once off your bucket list? That’s possible with our Lapland trip to Kilpisjärvi!

Join INTO in going 300 kilometers beyond the Arctic Circle to the village of Kilpisjärvi at the border of Finland, Sweden and Norway! Here you can find the untouched nature, the highest snow levels and best Northern lights visibility in Finland! Amazing activities are awaiting you. The three border snowmobile safari through Kilpisjärvi lake takes you to the most peaceful border in the world – to the border stone of Sweden, Norway and Finland in Kuoltavuoma.

So where can you sign up?!

The sign up will begin on Monday 24.01 at 12:00 SHARP!

What is included:

  • Round Trip to Lapland by Bus
  • Accommodation 4 nights in cabins with saunas
  • Visit of the Santa Claus Village
  • Guide services in Kilpisjärvi

Package price does not include:

  • Catering and meals
  • Set of bed linen + towel (can be booked in advance for 15€/stay or rented at the destination)
  • Extra activities as described in the itinerary (can be booked online until 8 days before departure)

To give an idea of what to expect, check out our Kilpisjärvi Trip Spring 2020 Gallery!

For questions and other information contact Timetravels Customer service for assistance via Helpdesk or or via phone +358 10 421 8990, during office hours Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00.

Cost of the phone call is 0,09 €/call + 0,17 €/min + international call charge (for calls outside Finland).

Starter Kit Sessions Spring 2022

Date (Time)
Monday, 03.01. (16-17)
Wednesday 05.01. (16-17)
Friday, 07.01. (16-17)

Tuesday, 11.01. (16-17)
Thursday, 13.01. (16-17)

Tuesday, 18.01. (16-16:15)
Thursday, 20.01. (16-16:15)

Wednesday, 26.01. (16-16:15)

INTO offers a lending service for household equipment for all international students at Hervanta Campus. Our service is mainly reserved for students studying at Hervanta Campus, if you are studying at the centre campus you should check out the starting kit service by ESN FINT! There are two different sets that can be borrowed, as well as some extra items.

For more information check out our Starter Kit Service page!

Scoville Challenge 28.11.2021

Created in collaboration with Hiukkanen and TaSciEn, the Scoville challenge proved itself to be one of the hottest events of the semester with sauces ranging from mildest of sauces, to a whopping 2,000,000 scoville units! Each participant who signed up had to complete a gauntlet of ten hot wings, each being spicier than the one before until they reached the ultimate Mystery Sauce created in the bowels of hell to challenge even the bravest of warriors. 95% of these brave warriors managed to complete the challenge, earning themselves the grand title of Scoville Ville, a mark of honour amongst the capsaicin connoisseurs of Tampere university, and also earning themselves a flaming hot wing patch as a medal of respect which can be stacked up through participation in future completions of the Scoville Challenge.

Halloween Hunt XXI

As Hallow’s Eve approaches, the evil spirit of the Plague Doctor has returned to the university to continue his… extracurricular studies.
All doctors need to get their PhD and this one is no exception.

Find various parts of the doctor’s history and activities by searching throughout the university by following the cryptic clues provided.
The event lasts the whole week, beginning Monday 25th October and finishing on Hallow’s Eve, Sunday 31st October.

There are 24 checkpoints to find in total between Hervanta and Central Campus, those that find at least 5 will be awarded a patch, and those quick with both their wits and on their feet may just find some extra prizes at checkpoints more difficult to find.


  1. Some mysterious posters have appeared in the university hallways.
    Investigate them!
  2. The rain has recently exposed some small skeletons that were once buried in sand. Investigate sandy locations and report your sightings to PC001D.
  3. The entity appears to corrupt electrical equipment. Some students have reported hearing unusual music near some basement. It might have dropped some of its belongings there.
  4. This “Doctor” has brewed concoctions on campus. The entity cannot have access to the labs, so it must have done it somewhere else! Find the Doctor’s chemical stash and report it to PC001D.
  5. Where did Mikko go? Let’s ask the hecking banana flies!
  6. Weren’t rats somehow related to the plague…?
    Rumour has it that a family of grey rats lives somewhere in the main building’s basement.
  7. According to History, plague doctor’s used dried flowers in their mask’s beak to ward off miasma.
    It’s also handy when visiting graves.
  8. The Doctor might have demonic origins. His summoning requires a large concentration of crystals.
    Locate his summoning circle and report it to PC001D.
  9. If rats were not the answer, then maybe bugs are!
    Fleas are bugs… right? Now, where can I find bugs…?
    Maybe under some stairs…?
  10. P̸̋ ̵̕ ͆̑5̸́7̶͛/̴̆5̸̾9̵̔ This hint was corrupted by the entity and could not be fully salvaged.
  11. Deep underground, the doctor uses his medical tools to “fix” people. The noise of rolling boards covers the screams of his patients.
  12. The doctor is a busy man, he will see you during your appointment. Perhaps he gave you a message of when and where that is.

City Centre

  1. Find what it is that scared away all the hope of a healthier day. Walk the stairs to get the FINT and in the grass you’ll see a hint.
  2. She is a queen of them all, bloody because of your fault. Redeem yourself by finding hope in a cafe with Finnish folk.
  3. Papyrus was their find. Wrapped in paper you will find a mummy of this kind. Waiting for you at Cafe in Pinni is your paper mummy mini.
  4. The day of the dead is nearby. Our ancestors come to say hi. Greet them as they cross in the sky from Päätalo to Pinni.
  5. Hidden in the peace of Oasis lies the knife that killed the wife.
  6. They are a bunch of unhappy souls looking to scare you and score a goal. Scare them first and settle the score in Pinni B second floor.
  7. They spin their web to trap the flies but Aragog may say otherwise. Spinning their web in notice boards covering up all the notes.
  8. Take a picture and you feel someone is missing from the reel. Go to Pinni third floor to find the sticks left behind the Blaire witch.
  9. She is known for her brews. From magic potions to future predictions you can trust her true. Waiting for you in the quiet room. Set her free and prevent the doom.
  10. Lived like kings in life and death. Wrapped in silk and thread. Nothing escapes their prying eyes whether you are eating chili or fries in Linna.
  11. Who hides behind the darkness of the the revolving shelves? Churn it up and set them free.
  12. In the depths of the library basement lies the signs of gruesome crime. Find the shirt that Jack Ripper left behind.

Happy hunting, let the games begin…

What: Halloween Hunt
When: 25-31.10.
Where: Central & Hervanta Campus
How: Follow the clues to find the checkpoints
Facebook Event: