Registration to the Freshman Adventure is open on 5–20 September 2017. The start is at Kaivopiha on 29 September from 2 pm to 5 pm. At the start, teams will receive an info pack which includes their team number, obligatory starting checkpoint and the Freshman Adventure wristbands.


This year’s Freshman Adventure is the first to feature a mobile app that collects all the information needed by the adventurers into one place. The app includes all checkpoints in the Adventure sorted by area, checkpoint descriptions, a map, a schedule and the rules of the Freshman Adventure.

The Freshman Adventure mobile app is published closer to the event in the autumn.


At the Kaivopiha start, all teams are handed an info pack which includes their team number, obligatory starting checkpoint and the Freshman Adventure wristbands. It is also possible to participate in the best team costume contest at the start by having your team’s photo taken at the photo wall at Kaivopiha between 2 pm and 5 pm.


The checkpoints are open from 4 pm to 8 pm. You will find the checkpoint descriptions, their addresses and a map of all checkpoint areas in the Freshman Adventure mobile app.

The teams tell the checkpoint hosts their own team number at each checkpoint. The checkpoint hosts award points electronically, which means that teams do not need to mark down their own points. Each checkpoint is scored on a scale from 1 to 5. Scoring is influenced by team spirit and completing the tasks as a group.

The Freshman Adventure overall badges can be acquired at obligatory HYY checkpoints.


  1. Teams must complete at least five checkpoints.
  2. Teams have been given an obligatory starting checkpoint, told to the team at the Kaivopiha start.
  3. Teams must complete at least one of the three HYY checkpoints.
  4. Teams must complete checkpoints in at least three different checkpoint areas.
  5. Some checkpoint areas award bonus points (see below). Bonus points can only be received once for each area.

The areas are:

  • Kruunuhaka
  • City Centre
  • Siltavuorenpenger
  • New Student House
  • Domma +2
  • Student nations’ buildings +1
  • Sörnäinen +2
  • Ruttopuisto +1
  • Kumpula +5


2.00 pm–5.00 pm Team registration at Kaivopiha
2.00 pm–5.00 pm Best costume contest photo wall open at Kaivopiha
4.00 pm–8.00 pm Checkpoints open around the city and campuses
8.30 pm Freshman Adventure Afterparty: prize ceremony, Teflon Brothers, Vilma Alina and the best party of the freshman autumn at The Circus
10.30 pm Awarding the winners at The Circus