Hämäläis-Osakunta (or colloquially, Hämis) is a student nation, a organisation consisting of students from multidisciplinary fields of study. All students enrolled at the University of Helsinki can join Hämäläis-Osakunta.

The University of Helsinki has 15 student nations (osakunta) including Hämäläis-Osakunta. In the past, the nations were established by dividing Finland into geographical areas and students from each area would join their respective nations. The areas where Hämäläis-Osakunta actively seeks members are Pirkanmaa, Päijänne Tavastia and Tavastia Proper. Today, all students are free to choose to join whichever student nation they wish. For more information about the student nations, please visit the website of University of Helsinki Co-delegation of Student Nations (CDSN).

Hämäläis-Osakunta has approximately 1000 members and offers a host of different activities, ranging from sports, cultural events and excursions to parties. Being a member of our nation gives you an exclusive opportunity to take advantage of our student discounts, while making lasting friendships. Our main premises, the House (Hämäläisten talo), is a four-storey building dedicated entirely for our members' use, located in downtown Helsinki, right next to the Kamppi Shopping Center and the legendary rock club Tavastia. Across the courtyard, the student nation also has its own academic library, providing members with access to course literature and study facilities. We also have a beautiful villa in Oitti, in Hausjärvi, which is where most nation activities move for the summer months. Hämäläis-Osakunta is funded by The Häme Student Foundation (Hämäläisten ylioppilassäätiö), which also provides student housing for members.


How to become a member?

To join us, all you need to do is to register at the office of Hämäläis-Osakunta, which is located on Urho Kekkosen katu, opposite to the Kamppi Shopping Center. For more information on joining, please check "How to join us".

Students who are enrolled at Aalto University, the University of Arts Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics or National Defence University and have ties to Häme region (former residence in Häme, parents' former membership, etc.) can apply for associate membership. For more information on associate membership, please contact the Membership Officer (jäsensihteeri, ).


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Hämäläisten talo:
Urho Kekkosen katu 4–6 D 
(google maps)

Tel: +358 9 2522 5500

How to find the office

You can enter the house during the office hours as follows:

  • Driveway entrance next to Tiketti
  • When in the first courtyard, turn right, push the buzzer button at the big black door with the sign "Hämäläis-Osakunta" above
  • Walk up the stairs; when you are at the end of the second courtyard, push the button at the second door
  • Enter, immediately turn left, walk all the way up the stairs, push the button at the third door – the office will be on your left, the room with glass walls.