New Student Orientation at Finlandia University


August 24 – 25, 2018

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 24.

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 2018 details are still being finalized, the event list below will be constantly updated. Check back often!

2018 Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 23

Movie night in the Chapel of St. Matthew starting at 7:30 p.m. Movie TBA!

Friday, August 24

Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, August 25

Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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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