Time till annual ball
We are gathering around to celebrate the highlight of the year, Pörssi ry’s 55rd annual ball on November 10th, 2023, in Pavilijonki.
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 can enjoy the afterparty in Pavilijonki to celebrate 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.
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 Telegram group “Pörssin tiedotusryhmä” and from Instagram @porssinvuosijuhlat.
Schedule of the Annual Ball November 10th
15:00 Cocktail event for the invited guests
17:15 Doors open to the Pavilijonki
18:00 The evening party starts in Pavilijonki
23:30 Afterparty starts
03:30 Last call
Register for the annual ball in Kide.app on October 3th, 2023. Exact instructions and a link to register will be published in the Telegram group “Pörssin tiedotusryhmä”. The membership of the Pörssi is checked for each registrant.
Schedule of the Morning After Breakfast November 11th
“Sillis” in location X
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 2023:
Monday November 6th: Annual Ball Brunch & Dance and etiquette night.
Tuesday November 7th: Annual Ball sitz party at location X
Wednesday November 8th: Annual Ball excursion
Thursday November 9th: Annual Ball sport event & Quiz and vintage auction
Friday November 10th: The Annual Ball
Saturday November 11th: Sillis
Monday November 6th:
Annual Ball Brunch in Crazy Town at 12:00-15:00
Come enjoy the start of the Annual Ball week in the form of a brunch at Crazy Town! (Kauppakatu 39)
Dance and etiquette evening in the Old Ballroom of the S building at 17:00-19:00:
On Monday evening, we will learn dance steps under the teacher’s guidance and get to know more about the general etiquette of annual celebrations. During the evening, the Student Union sashes can be bought from 16:30 until 19:00.
Tuesday November 7th:
Annual Ball sitz party
Departure at 17:00
Wednesday November 8th:
Annual Ball excursion
Departure at 10:00 and back towards Jyväskylä at 02:00
Thursday November 9th:
Sporting event at Kuokkalan Graniitti 16:00-17:00
The sport of the event is fencing!
Quiz and Vintage auction in Cafe Europa at 18:00-22:00
The evening consists of quizes and an auction of vintage Pörssi ry sweatshirts!
Friday November 10th:
The Annual Ball at Pavilijonki at 18:00
This is the day everyone has been waiting for. The anniversary party is here, so put on your tailcoats and evening dresses and head to the most valuable party of our student union at Pavilijonki. After the Ball itself we can enjoy the afterparty at Pavilijonki.
Saturday November 11th:
The Morning After Breakfast “Sillis” at location X
A legendary morning after breakfast “sillis” ends the great annual ball week! The theme is “the grayest Sillis of the year”. Busses leave from Matkakeskus at 12:00 and return at 18:00. All willing have an opportunity to continue the evening at Club Escape.
The dressing follows the Annual Ball etiquette.
The Dress Etiquette
If the party outfit is a dress, it is a full-length evening dress with a festive material. A restrained/neat slit in the skirt is allowed. Covering the shoulders is not mandatory. The shoes are neat and their material is suitable for a party. A small strapless purse is allowed. Long hair must be done in a chignon.
The Suit Etiquette
The suit 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.
The Academic Decorations and Honorary Badges
Academic decorations and honorary badges are worn in the Annual Ball. The student union sash of Pörssi ry needed for them can be bought during the dance and etiquette night.
If you wear a suit, wear the sash attached inside their tailcoat, from the right shoulder down to the left side. When using a tailcoat, the sash is worn between the vest and the shirt. When using a dark suit, the sash runs over the tie and under the jacket. If you wear a dress, fold the sash into a rosette, which is attached to the left side of the chest by a safety pin.