Annual Ball

We are gathering around to celebrate the highlight of the year, Pörssi ry’s 53rd annual ball on November 5th, 2021.

What’s happening?

We are gathering around to celebrate the highlight of the year, Pörssi ry’s 53rd annual ball on November 5th, 2021, in Scandic Laajavuori.

The annual ball consists of a cocktail event, an evening party, an afterparty and a morning after breakfast, also known as Sillis. At the cocktail event, the invited guests present their greetings to the sitting board of Pörssi ry. The evening party mainly consists of speeches and greetings, singing, a three-course meal, and presentation of awards to the most commendable members of Pörssi ry. In the end of the evening party, we get to enjoy the ball atmosphere and indulge ourselves into dancing to a live band. Following the evening party, we head out to the afterparty to continue celebrating until the wee hours of the night. The next morning, we head out to the morning after breakfast, or Sillis, as it is familiarly known.

 

Schedule of the Annual Ball November 5th

15:30 Cocktail event for the invited guests

18:00 Doors open to the ballroom in Scandic Laajavuori

18:30 The evening party starts in Scandic Laajavuori

00:30 Busses leave to the afterparty in Aalto-sali

03:30 Last call in Aalto-sali

 

Schedule of the Morning After Breakfast November 6th

12:00 Busses leave from Matkakeskus to sillis

18:00 Busses leave from sillis back to Matkakeskus

 

Schedule of the Annual Ball week

Important part of the Annual Ball are the activities of the Annual Ball week, which are held daily in the week. Here is the schedule of the Annual Ball week of 2021:

Monday November 1st: Cake & sparkling wine. Dance and etiquette night.

Tuesday November 2nd: Annual Ball weeks sports

Wednesday November 3rd: Annual Ball excursion

Thursday November 4th: Annual Ball sitz party + Poikkarit

Friday November 5th: The Annual Ball

Saturday November 6th: Sillis at Valorinne

 

Our Annual Ball is mostly intended for second-year and older students. First-year students are welcome to participate in the Annual Ball atmosphere in the Annual Ball weeks different events and in the Annual Ball staff, which is recruited about a month before the Annual Ball. More information about the Annual Ball and the signing ups can be found in the Facebook-event “Pörssi ry:n 53. vuosijuhlat” (in Finnish).

Inquiries about the Annual Ball:

Salla Suomalainen, Project Coordinator

juhla@porssiry.fi

+358 44 285 6126

Etiquette

The dressing follows the Annual Ball etiquette. The men’s outfit is primarily a tailcoat and black patent leather or well-polished leather shoes. Another option for men is a dark suit that is black, dark gray, or dark blue. A white collared shirt is worn with the dark suit and the tie should be discreet. More festivity can be obtained by wearing a vest made of the same material as the suit.

At the Annual Ball, women wear a full-length evening gown. The shoes should match the gown by their color and material. Long hair should be done up in a festive style.

Academic decorations and honorary badges are worn in the Annual Ball. The student union band of Pörssi ry needed for them can be bought from Pörssi’s office before the Annual Ball. Men wear the band attached inside their tailcoat, from the right shoulder down to the left side. When using a tailcoat, the band is worn between the vest and the shirt. When using a dark suit, the band runs over the tie and under the jacket. Women fold the band into a rosette, which is attached to the left side of the chest by a safety pin.