Hello!

It is time for another Captain’s Mail! I hope you’ve all enjoyed the holidays and had some time to relax and take a break from your studies. Corona is worse than ever and that’s sad, but there’s still stuff coming up!

Upcoming events

Captain’s Quarters – 31.1.-9.2.

The Captain’s Quarter is a mandatory point to get your cap. It’s nothing scary, just about 15 minutes one-on-one basically to talk about how you’re doing. You don’t need to prepare anything but if there’s something specific you’d like to bring up (e.g. feedback, suggestions, or something specific you’re struggling with) it might be helpful to think about that beforehand. You can also bring your point card if you want to get it stamped.

Answer the poll as soon as possible but at the latest the day before the time you picked so I don’t miss it. If you can’t make it to any of the times in the poll, send me a message and we’ll find an alternative time.

The Captain’s Quarters will be held at the Undergraduate Center, outdoors on campus (we can go on a walk) or over zoom, whichever you prefer.

Book a timeslot here.

The Captain’s Quarter is a mandatory fuksi point!

Singing test

To get your cap, you have to pass the singing test! The rules for that are as follows:

  • You can take the test with as many people as you want
  • You have to sing Teekkarihymni by heart, plus one other student song of your choice for everyone singing (you don’t have to know the other songs by heart)
  • You sing to the Fuksi Captain (me)
  • You won’t be judged on quality, only on effort
  • Song 120 from Kovalevy is not permitted (sorry)

We’ll have a singing sauna in March where you can take the singing test if possible, but you can take it whenever you see me (if I’m not in a rush).

The singing test is a mandatory fuksi point!

Winter Day – 14.2.

Winter Day is a checkpoint crawl for first-year students. The event will be held on Mon 14th Feb in Otaniemi! So gather a group of 6-10 people, put your overalls on and come to Alvarin aukio for the grand start at 2.30 pm. At the start, checkpoint cards will be distributed and the patch of the event will be sold (in cash). Checkpoints are held by ISOs(tutors) as well as various associations, committees and clubs. Checkpoints are open from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

After that, if the situation allows, all the saunas in Otaniemi’s one-time rental premises will open, and they can visit those freely! The sauna tour is open around 5-9 pm. In addition, there will be an afterparty held in Smökki from 8.30 pm on. The entrance ticket for the afterparty is the overall patch of the event, which is also sold at the door.

You can find more information here.

NOTE❗️We arrange the event just as a checkpoint crawl outdoors if possible on Feb 14th. If that’s not possible, we have chosen already a spare date which is Thu 24th Feb. If we have to change the date will inform about it asap!

If you have questions you can contact the Fuksi Major.

What: Winter Day
When: Mon 14th Feb
Where: In Otaniemi from 2.15 pm on
Why: Because of winter and friends! 

Participating in the Winter Day will earn you a fuksi point!

Academic Downhill Sledding Competition / Laskiaisrieha – 1.3.

Laskiaisrieha, a large student event at Ullanlinnanmäki in honor of Laskijaistiistai (Easter Tuesday?), is on the first of March. This is also where the Academic Downhill Sledding Competition happens. More detailed instructions will follow later, but most likely too late to start building anything then, so here’s a rough overview: Similarly to Otatarha Race, each of the competing teams builds its own vehicle. In this case, the vehicle has to be human- and gravity-powered (so no motors, but at least you’re going downhill!). It should be usable both with and without snow, since we don’t know how the weather is going to be on the day. I recommend a sled.

Participating in Laskiaisrieha will earn you a fuksi point and contributing to building the vehicle will earn you a work point!

Call to join committees
In case you haven’t heard of it from anywhere else yet, now is the time to join Data Guild’s committees for 2022 as a volunteer. Find more information in the guild’s newsletter that will definitely appear more regularly than the captain’s mail because it’s not like they’re written by the same person or anything.

Joining a committee will earn you a fuksi point!

Other matters

Useful links and Telegram Groups

There are plenty of Telegram groups you could and/or should join! Here you can find a few of them, as well as some other good resources.

#Otaniemi – a chat of over 2000 students: https://t.me/otaniemi
AYY Advocacy: https://t.me/AYYadvocacy
Aalto International: https://t.me/aaltointernational
All Otaniemi Student restaurants and their menus: https://kanttiinit.fi
An actually uself Aalto Map: http://usefulaaltomap.fi/#!/
Aalto Printing Points: https://inside.aalto.fi/display/julkaisupalvelut/SecurePrint+ja+PrintingPointit
Giving Free Stuff in Otaniemi (Telegram): https://t.me/annetaantavaraa
IPTV for people living in AYY housing: http://verkko.ayy.fi/tv/iptv
Teekkari Village Buy & Sell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teekkarikylamarkkinat/

Data Guild: https://t.me/dataguild
DG Info Channel: https://t.me/dataguildinfo
AthleTiKs / TiK Sports Club: https://t.me/joinchat/GcH7RhkYc1rHUPd39M1X2A
TiK Game Committee Board Games: https://t.me/joinchat/A5WBKD8b_fCdevHqUXhlug
TiK Game Committee Tabletop RPGs: https://t.me/joinchat/A5WBKEs08EnBRUrKz9FKQw
TiK Grandma Club: https://t.me/joinchat/BnEy_j_M04C9MmLZtgHtwA

List of AYY Associations:
https://www.ayy.fi/en/list-of-associations

Data Guild’s Study Coordinator: @Normsie

XBurger, or Etno, is the best and only local grill in Otaniemi, serving food late into the night during weekends but also for lunch. Go check it out!
Location of XBurger: https://goo.gl/maps/XbeW7Y91KW8antQq7
XBurger menu (in Finnish, still worth somehow): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Smjimtz2a10tlcIrXRXeWc439yVGctJd/view?usp=drivesdk