Sport Services

The University of Vaasa sport services are aimed at the students and staff of the University of Vaasa and the degree students and the students and staff of the Vaasa Polytechical school.

Students of the University of Vaasa who study in Seinäjoki have the opportunity to use the SAMO gym operating in the premises of SEAMK, as well as to use the services of the Seinäjoki swimming hall at a reduced price.

Buy sports sticker in the webshop University of Vaasa webshop

The University sports services organised indoor sports commence on week 2, Monday the 8th of January and stop Sunday April 30th.

WSC gym and group exercises as well as, Tennis Center Vaasa and Vaasa swimming hall services are open to people who have purchased spring 2024 sports sticker. Make sure you keep up to date with instructions by the service providers.

Sport classes

You may attend sport classes and functions without prior experience in the sport. You do not have to sign up for the classes separately. In some sports additional gear might be required. You will be briefed more thoroughly on this by the sport managers of the sport.

The diverse selection of sports includes for example WSC group exercise, various ball sports and ultimate frisbee. In addition to the university's own sport classes, the university co-operates for example with Åbo Akademi and Wasa Sports Club which is located on the campus.

Sports, schedules, locations and instructor information as well as changes can be found from the online calendar.

Spring 2024 Sports

  • Group Exercise
  • Table Tennis 
  • Basketball
  • Floorball
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Karate
  • Badminton
  • Ice Skating

Remember to also follow VYY's student organisations and their sport services.

Kahvakuulajumppaa kampuksen nurmikolla

Sport stickers

The sport stickers are sold via the University of Vaasa Webshop. To purchase you will have to log on with your HAKA-ID. The sports sticker has gone completely digital and cannot be purchased in a physical form any longer. You are to use the receipt of purchase to prove your sports right and benefits at the various locations where classes and benefits are held. The receipt should be with you on your phone or in printed form. You might be asked occasionally to show it along with your ID. Remember to have all the pictures on the receipt visible (ie. sports sticker logo). 

Spring 2024 Sport sticker prices

The user fees of the sports services are determined each academic year.

University of Vaasa students: 30 €

Undergraduate and postgraduate students who have paid the fall 2024 membership fee of the Student Union are entitled to the student price.

University of Vaasa staff: 35 €

Others: 40 €

Students and staff of the Vaasa Polytechnical school are entitled to the sports sticker at this price.

Spring 2022 Sports sticker will be available for purchase beginning on 26.11.2021 through the University of Vaasa Webshop.

Sport schedule

The spring 2024 sport services start on Monday January  8th 2024.

Here is a link to the real-time online schedule.

Instructions for sport shifts

  • Wash your hands diligently with soap and warm water before working out.
  • During group exercise classes please follow WSC safety guidelines.
  • Please take time clean the athletic gear that is in common use prior and after the class.
  • Please do not participate with a cold or otherwise sick to any sports shifts! By participating while ill you risk you’re your own health and the health of people around you.

Partner benefits and discounts

With the University of Vaasa's sport sticker, you get discounts from our partners, e.g. one-time visits, course fees and monthly fees.

Vaasa swimming hall

With the University of Vaasa sport sticker you get discounted admission to the Vaasa swimming hall. With the price of admission you can use the gym as well as participate in all offered group exercise. The benefit is in effect from January. 8th until December. 15th 2024.

For students with the sport sticker cost of admittance is 2,00 € / per visit (normal student price 4,60€). For staff with sport sticker cost of admittance is 3,70 € / per visit (normal adult price 6,30€). Morning swim is 2,00 € (normal price 4,60 €).

More information: Vaasa swimming hall webpages

SeAMK Samo Sports gym

Students of the University of Vaasa who study at Seinäjoki have the opportunity to use the SAMO gym operating in the premises of SEAMK in the premises Frami F.

Open for students every day from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

• Please also take care of good hygiene when using the gym: wash your hands before training, clean the equipment and tools after you, remember the safety distance from other users, cough into your sleeve or paper, and do not come to the gym if you feel at all sick. This is how we make sure together that the gym can be kept open!

• The gym is located on the ground floor of Frami F (opposite the Info desk down the stairs).

• The changing rooms with showers and lockers can be found in the basement corridor. The lockers are for public use, so don't lock them with codes. The gym has its own locker for valuables and the air conditioning is turned on from the control next to the door.

• The gym offers good opportunities for basic fitness and serves both women and men.

• The gym has an upper pulley, lower pulley, biceps bench, crossed pulley, hack squat, leg press, smith machine, weight lifting cage, cross trainer, exercise bikes, hand and plate weights, chin-up bar and many other fitness equipment.

• The gym is used by both students and staff, so the occupancy rate is high at times and the facilities are cramped. • On the wall next to the door of the hall there is also the information of contact persons, whom you can contact in case of problems.

Outdoor gym (between F and H) The outdoor gym can be used 24/7 by all residents of Seinäjoki

Tennis Center Vaasa

With the Sports sticker you can use the services of Tennis Center Vaasa at a discount Monday-Friday 8.00 am to 10.00 pm  (Tennis until 9.30 pm). The benefit is in effect from January. 9th until December. 15th 2024.

5,00 € will be deducted on price of single visit.

You can acquaint yourself to the services of Tennis Center on their website.

Wasa Sports Club

Special offer: 1 year's membership 49 € / month

You can purchase a full membership to Wasa Sports Club for 49 € a month (normal student price 69 € a month, same offer is valid for staff as well). The 49 € a month membership price is good for as long as the fall sport sticker. If you already are a full member at WSC, you can get your monthly fee reduced to 49€ if it is above this price.

Sports sticker holders to receive Wasa Sports Club client tag

Students and staff who have bought the the University of Vaasa sport sticker will get a Wasa Sports club client tag for a 10€ charge per semester. With the client tag you will be able to check in to the gym as well as the Wednesday Workout -classes. Those who order a client tag will have access to Sports Gym (Wolffintie 36) as well as additional benefits.

With the WSC client tag you get:

  • the opportunity to use the Sports Gym in the spring Monday-Thursday 12.00-17.30 (Notice you must begin your workout at 16.30 at the latest and the right to use the gym ends at 17.30.). The benefit is in effect from January 8th to April 15th 2024.
  • the opportunity to participate in group exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.00-20.00. For this benefit you must use main entrance only. In order to participate you have to reserve yours sport via WSC calendar. If for some reason after reserving a spot you dont want to or cannot participate remember to cancel your reservation at the latest 60 min prior to start of the class.

    Additional benefits:

    - benefits offered to members by other parties
    - sauna
    - infrared sauna (women)
    - use of massage chairs
    - daily magazines
    - children's care
    - use of table tennis or pool table

Ordering the WSC client tag

  1. Open the WSC SHOP.
  2. Click on “Treenikortit” and “Vaasan yliopisto”. Click on ”Valitse”. Leave your information in the subsequent query and click “Jatka”. Here are all the terms translated that are required:
    Etunimi = First name
    Sukunimi = Family name
    Katuosoite = Street address
    Postinumero = Postal code
    Paikkakunta = Town
    Sähköposti = Email
    Matkapuhelin = Cell phone number
  3. Check your information and mark “Hyväksyn sopimusehdot” and press “Vahvista”. You will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  4. Take the confirmation and your sport sticker with you to Wasa Sports Club during their service hours. You will receive your client tag from there that you will use from this point on.

You can print "the step by step” instructions on how to order the WSC client tag here. 

BREAK PRO break exercise app

The BREAK PRO -break exercise app is a tool that reminds you to take breaks while studying, helps to improve your working ergonomics and increase well-being.

The program reminds you to take a break from your studies, and short break exercise videos will guide you through the day to make versatile movements for your body. Only set the intervals or times that are suitable for you to take a break. You can choose the movements yourself or let the program choose for you.

As a student at University of Vaasa you can use the break exercise app on both your phone and your computer. 

You can easily install BREAK PRO by following the Break Pro installation instructions

You can install BREAK PROn break exercise program on your computer by following these easy steps:

  1. Download the program from the link:
  2. Install Program.
  3. Give your or email address.
  4. Type in the activation code you have received in your email.

Each minute you exercise increases your health. Have a good break!

Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learning -program is one of the national sports promotion programs, i.e. the Mobile-programs. The programs promote a physical lifestyle in different age and population groups.

The goal of the Mobile Learning -program is to increase moving and study ability. The ability to study is the student's ability to work, which is related to the progress of studies, well-being and future ability to work. By increasing how much you move, you can promote health and the ability to learn, but also learning conditions such as alertness and memory.

The Ministry of Education and Culture and the National Board of Education are responsible for the Mobile Learning -program. The program is coordinated by Likes. The University of Vaasa has registered for the Mobile Learning -program in autumn 2018.

Did you know that sitting too much is bad for you?

Sitting for long periods of time during lectures, work days and free time causes the university community health problems, such as neck, shoulder area and lower back problems. That’s why it’s a good idea to take short stretching breaks during work days and lectures!

Taking a stretching break is easy and only takes a few minutes. You can use these simple moves designed by the FSHS physiotherapist.

Liikkuva opiskelu -ohjelman logo

Contact information


Tel. 029 449 8555 tai 050 911 1551

Wellbeing- and sportscoordinator available by appointment.

Seppo Evwaraye

Seppo Evwaraye

Well-being and Sports Coordinator
University Services, Study and Education Services
Fabriikki F414
Open profile page