New Student Orientation at Finlandia University


August 24 – 27, 2017

All newly admitted Finlandia students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). Depending upon the number of credit hours earned at previous institutions, some students may only be required to attend one day of orientation.

  • New and transfer students with 24 or fewer college credits (post-high school graduation) are required to attend the entire three-day orientation. These students are also enrolled in the one-credit course, Sisu Seminar – UNS 115, which is partially fulfilled through participation in the three days of New Student Orientation.
  • New transfer students with 25 or more college credits (post-high school graduation) are only required to attend Friday, August 25.

The orientation program provides opportunities for students to learn more about Finlandia University, connect with faculty, staff and university services, and to engage with other new students.

Orientation 2017 details are still being finalized, the event list below will be constantly updated. Check back often!

2017 Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 24

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Finnish American Heritage CenterOrientation Check In
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.North Wind BooksOpen
1-4 p.m.Nikander 14BACT Residual Testing
3 p.m.Chapel of St. MatthewParent Reception

Friday, August 25

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.NSO Sessions (policies, advisor/support meetings, tours, library visit, etc.)
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.North Wind BooksOpen
7:30-10 p.m.Lot behind Chapel & inside ChapelS’mores and Movie

Saturday, August 26

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.TBDNSO Sessions
An afternoon of fun at McAfee Field!
1 - 2:15 p.m.McAfee FieldLunch (BBQ)
2 p.m.McAfee FieldMen's Soccer Game
1-3 p.m.McAfee FieldOrientation Fair, featuring student organizations and other opportunities for involvement
4:15 p.m.McAfee Field(Not) The World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight!

Sunday, August 27

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.Chapel of St. MatthewWorship
10:30 a.m. - NoonFinlandia Hall CafeteriaBrunch
1 - 3:30 p.m.Hancock BeachHangout
4 - 5:30 p.m.Paavo Nurmi GymCampus-wide Convocation followed by spaghetti dinner

Tuesday, August 29

3:50 – 4:10 p.m.Outside Wargelin HallRoot Beer Floats with President Johnson

Documents, Links, and Reminders


Erin BarnettDean of StudentsFinlandia Universityerin.barnett@finlandia.edu906-487-7324
Leann FogleDirector of Residence LifeFinlandia Universityleann.fogle@finlandia.edu906-487-7276




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