Venue for sitsfests on Seminaarinmäki

The Ilokivi dining hall is an excellent venue for sitsfests (’sitsit’ in Finnish) of varying sizes. The number of guests can range from 40 people to over a hundred.

A Sitsfest at Ilokivi brings unique joy to your academic life

A Sitsfest (‘sitsit’ in Finnish) is a traditional academic sitting meal. The common tradition in the Jyväskylä student organization scene is to include a meal, drinks and songs in the course of a set time frame. Organizations have their unique twists when it comes to the detail, but Ilokivi is a good spot for sitsfests due to its services and location. From us, you get buth meal and drings for your party.

The benefits of having a sitsfest at Ilokivi restaurant

  • The venue is reserved only for the sitsfest organisers for the whole night. 
  • The venue can be used to host a private after party for the guests if desired.
  • The duration of the sitsfest reservation is flexible. Unlike many restaurants in the city centre, there is no rush to open the venue for other customers. Why ruin a great atmosphere in the middle of the night, when the evening can be carried on with the same group?
  • You can use audio devices for speech and background music according to your plans
  • The venue is available for sitsfest organisers from 5.30 p.m. onwards. The party can last as long as you wish. 
  • The food is guaranteed Ilokivi quality!
  • We accommodate special dietary requirements with advance notice. 
  • Ilokivi is a legendary Student Union building and a restaurant owned by the students. 
  • The Bar is open for the duration of the Sitsfest and also for your afterparty.

The drink packages of Ilokivi sitsfests

Food options

Please select from one main course group for your sitsfest. Select one meat and one vegetarian option. The price for the meal is 5 € / person.


  • Bean casserole (L, G)
  • Vegan bean casserole (vegan, G)
  • Ham casserole (L, G)
  • Chicken casserole (L, G)


  • Chili sin Carne with rice (vegan)
  • Chili con Carne with rice (M)


  • Green vegetable curry with rice (vegan, G)
  • Green pork curry with rice (M, G)

Pasta casseroles

  • Vegetable and Macaroni Casserole (incl. egg)
  • Vegan Macaroni Casserole
  • Tasty Zucchini and Macaroni casserole (lactose free)
  • Tasty Vegan Zucchini and Macaroni Casserole
  • Minced meat and Macaroni Casserole (incl. egg)
  • Chicken and Pasta Casserole

The meal can be supplemented with the following side dishes: 


Please note that the salads and desserts can be only ordered to accompany a meal, and are not suitable for a sitsfest meal by themselves.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact