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New Student Orientation is August 20 - 23, 2015

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 NSO. 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 the first day of NSO - Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 2015 details are still being finalized, the event list below will be constantly updated. Check back often!

Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - Get Settled!

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Campus check in (Finnish American Heritage Center)
9 a.m. Finlandia Hall opens for move-in
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. North Wind Books is open
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. International Student Orientation / Welcome
3:30 - 5 p.m. Student Athlete Orientation / Welcome

Friday, August 21, 2015 - Get Acquainted!

7 - 9 a.m. Breakfast (Finlandia Hall)
7:30 - 11:30 a.m. ESL and ACT Testing
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. North Wind Books is open
12 - 1 p.m. Advisor Lunch
1 - 4:30 p.m. Meet with UNS 115 Classes
5 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Finlandia Hall)
7 - 8 p.m. Residence Hall Floor Meetings
7 - 8:30 p.m. Parent Welcome, Q&A and Reception
8 p.m. Evening Student Activity

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - Campus Connection

8 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Finlandia Hall)
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. North Wind Books is open
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
5 - 9 p.m. FinnU Welcome Cook-Out (McClain State Park)

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - Team Building

9 - 10 a.m. Chapel of St. Matthew
9:30 - 11 a.m. Brunch(Finlandia Hall)
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. North Wind Books is open
5 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner (Finlandia Hall)

Documents, Links, and Reminders

Contact

Erin Barnett
Director of Academic Success and Student Life
erin.barnett@finlandia.edu
906-487-7324