Advance booking of facilities for the spring of 2024

AYY’s associations have the right to book rental saunas, event venues and meeting rooms in advance. Each association category has their own schedule for making reservations. On this page, you will find schedules and practical instructions for the booking of facilities for the spring of 2024.

Advance booking of facilities in a nutshell

The advance booking of rental facilities is one of the benefits of AYY’s associations. Reservations are made using AYY’s own booking system, TILA. TILA can be found at and users can log in with their Aalto user ID. Check out the rental facilities here.

The first booking round is for the Subject associations and the second one for other associations.

In this booking round, you can book facilities for the period 8th Jan 2024 - 4th Aug 2024

In the system, the booking schedule for facilities is as follows:

  1. Subject associations
    The booking time starts at 12noon on Mon November 20th and ends at 12noon on Wed November 29th. Advance booking sessions will be held on Thu November 30th at 4.30pm at Otakaari 1, M232, M1. Please be prepared to negotiate possible double bookings in Advance booking sessions. If the representative of an association is not present to stand up for the booking, the booking will be deleted from the calendar. Please note that you cannot book recreational facilities: Multi-Facility Hall, Tatami Hall or Association Room until the second booking round together with other associations starting on Mon the 4th December.*
  2. Other associations
    The booking time starts at 12noon on Mon December 4th and ends at 12noon on Wed December 13th. Advance booking sessions will be held on Thu December 14th at 4.30pm at Otakaari 1, M232 M1. Please be prepared to negotiate possible double bookings in Advance booking sessions. If the representative of an association is not present to stand up for the booking, the booking will be deleted from the calendar. This session is also for subject associations, if you have booked recreational facilities.*
  3. Members
    After the advance booking round, the booking calendar will be opened to other bookers on December 15th or when all the overlapping bookings have been settled.

*Important note! Reservations for three recreational facilities (Multi-Facility HallTatami Hall Association Room) cannot be made until the second booking round starting on December 4th. For these facilities, associations must be prepared to clarify double bookings in Advance booking session on December 14th at 4.30pm. This applies to all subject associations and other associations.  The purpose is to guarantee all associations more equal opportunities to book these highly popular free facilities.

Please note! Heinävaara's sauna facility and Architechture Guild´s cottage are no longer included in the prebooking rounds for spring 2024

Heinävaara's sauna and cabinet has returned to residental use only on 1st November 2023.

The reservations to Architechture Guild´s cottage are no longer be made in the Tila system starting 6th November 2023. The reservations will be made directly through the lodge foundation. Information about the new reservation system will be updated on the Guild´s website.

Booking rights of associations

Instructions for making reservations: 

  • Facilities are reserved under the name of the association. The activation key has been sent to the e-mail address provided by the associations (generally this has been the list address of the association board). If necessary, persons who have taken care of the facility bookings can distribute their rights through TILA system to the new board members of associations, for example.
  • Only one association books the facility, if you book a space for a joint event of several associations. Write the other organizers in the event details. This speeds up the process of booking, while avoiding unnecessary settlings in the advance booking sessions. When the calendar does not report any overlaps, the joint event can be accepted directly.
  • The name of the event must be entered in the reservation. If there is no name, the event can be deleted if there is a need for the reserved facility for the same day at a later stage of the advance booking session.
  • Only book facilities according to actual need. The facilities are used by many associations who have a need for facilities. Especially Smökki and Rantasauna are wanted.
  • Bear in mind the usage hours of rental facilities and contact the services office asap if you change your planned event times.
  • If possible, please avoid booking Smökki on Mondays and Tuesdays: PO has rehearsals at Smökki every Monday evening and RWBK every Tuesday evening.
  • Check out the price list and the terms of usage (e.g. time restrictions, age limits of the person in charge, cleaning and checklists).
  • Cancellation is free of charge until 14 days prior to the event. Cancelletions made after that as well as unused bookings will be charged in full.
  • Please also remember to cancel your booking well in advance if you no longer need the facilities.
  • In case of long booking periods or several double bookings, the representative of a group that made the reservation should be prepared to justify their booking. If necessary, we will contact the bookers at the end of the booking round.
  • If your event requires special arrangements, please contact AYY's services in advance to find out whether the arrangements in question are possible in the space you have booked.

If you have not received a confirmation ID for the user group you represent or if you have any questions related to the advance booking, you can contact AYY Member Services: [email protected]

Rent facilities or van

AYY members can rent saunas, meeting rooms, event venues, and a van at a low cost. The facilities are located in Espoo and Helsinki.

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