What is Sitsit?
Sitsit are a special kind of student party organised in Finland and Sweden. Sitsit is a three-course dinner party with its own traditions including eating, drinking, singing and cheering.
Different student organizations have their own traditions, so just be brave and join your own or take part in one of the legendary ESN sitsit. The dress code ranges from formal to quite casual. Sometimes the sitsit are theme parties and then you dress according to the theme.
Most student organisations have an annual ball which is a more formal version of the sitsit with more formal dress code and etiquette, whereas other sitsit can be quite rowdy.
Never come hungry to sitsit! We highly recommend to eat something before, since the focus is usually more on the singing and the drinking than the actual eating.
The rules make sitsit; without them, the event cannot be called sitsit. Thus, it is important to follow the rules:
The party is led by the songmaster(s)
It is forbidden to talk when a songmaster is speaking, someone is giving a speech or if there is a show or other mutual activity
Sitsit normally begin with the song Hyvät ystävät (good friends) and ends with Ikuisen teekkarin laulu (the Song of the eternal teekkari)
Don't touch your filled glass before there has been a song about it. Follow what the others are doing and you can’t go wrong
After every song, toast your neighbours