Finlandia Lions Athletics


Esports at Finlandia

Finlandia University’s Varsity Esports program began in the fall of 2020. FinnU’s Esports program lives in the newly renovated Hirvonen College of Health Sciences building on the third floor. New computers, gaming consoles, chairs and a recording studio await.

In addition, the Hirvonen building’s auditorium provides a perfect venue for hosting tournaments and public-facing matches.

Esports student-athletes currently have the opportunity to play in 12 games. There are also production roles available for students who are interested. Our coaches accept student-athletes at any skill level and are excited to coach/train them in their desired games and/or roles.

Competing In

Valorant (NECC)
Overwatch (NECC)
Rocket League (NECC)
Call of Duty (CCL)

Building and Developing Competitors In

Apex Legends
Call of Duty
League of Legends
Rainbow Six Siege
Rocket League
Super Smash Bros

Seeking Production Roles In

Video production
Graphic Design
Social Media

Scholarship Available

Interested in Esports? Both competitors and production roles for our varsity teams are eligible for a renewable $1,000 or $2,000 scholarship. Ask your admissions officer or fill out the form below to learn more about the scholarship and FinnU’s esports program.


Academic Information

Situated in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula, Finlandia University is the only private college in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and home to two- or four- year degree programs offered by two schools and two colleges in the disciplines of liberal studies, health sciences, business and fine arts.

Each program is unique in nature and thrives off of smaller classroom settings. In fact, the average student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1. Finlandia faculty and staff are committed to your personal and intellectual growth during your college journey. Some of our most popular degrees include nursing, biology, sports management and physical therapist assistant among many others.

FinnU also believes it is important to gain a global perspective during your college experience and with our Finnish ties it is possible to offer students the opportunity to attend college overseas in Finland and beyond.

Click the links to find the right area of study for you.

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Art & Design - Creative and InnovativeArts & Sciences - Curious and Critical ThinkingBusiness - Leaders and MotivatedHealth Sciences - Competent and CompassionateFind Your Major

Student Life

Finlandia University is dedicated to giving students a well rounded, fulfilling and memorable education experience.

You’ll cheer on the Lions, swim in Lake Superior, sing at Mock Rock and spend late nights over pizza with your friends.

The faculty and staff will be there for you every step of the way making sure you get the best we have to offer.

Student Life at FinnU is so much more than just activities. It’s spending time with new people, learning to see from another’s perspective and most importantly learning more about yourself than you thought possible.

We can’t wait to meet you.

The Finlandia List

  • Take a trip to Copper Harbor
  • Eat a Pasty
  • Ski, snowboard or tube down Mont Ripley
  • Experience the Northern Lights
  • Break out the snowshoes and go exploring
  • Make friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Explore the Keweenaw’s Amazing Beaches
  • Celebrate Heikinpaiva with Swim
  • Take it to the house with some curling
  • Check out the Copper Dog race

Financial Aid

College can be expensive, but we believe every student should get the chance they deserve to further their education. At Finlandia, 100% of our full-time domestic students receive financial aid, including scholarships, grants and their tuition assistance. Unlike most state institutions, Finlandia provides attainable scholarships that reward you for the academic success you’ve had. Here are just a few of the great opportunities provided:

Rise Together Scholarship – The Rise Together Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that, when combined with federal and state scholarships and grants, covers a student’s entire tuition costs and aligns with Finlandia’s mission of providing affordable higher education to all. This scholarship is only available to Michigan residents who are Pell Eligible, Tuition Incentive Program eligible and Michigan Tuition Grant eligible. Ask your admissions officer for more information to see if you qualify.

Finnish Strong Transfer Scholarship – Transfer students come with certain benefits to our school: They’re usually extremely academically prepared, they’re motivated to make things happen, and they graduate at higher rates. Because of that we’ve worked hard to remove as many barriers as we possibly can, and one of those is a $10,000 scholarship that the vast majority of our transfer students will be eligible for.

U.P. Commitment Scholarship – We love Yoopers, and as proof of that we’re proudly offering a $4,000 per year scholarship to all students who graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school!

Service Scholarship – If you make a difference in your community, we want you to come here and make a difference in our community. This $2,000 per year scholarship is open to students from outside of the U.P. who have performed community service.

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