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COVID-19 Resources

For Students

COVID-19 Conduct Addendum 2021-2022

 

FinnU Vacc To School Challenge

NEW PRIZES FOR REPORTING YOUR VACCINE!

  • •$100 cash to all students who submit a copy of their vaccine card indicating at least 1 of the 2 dose Moderna/Pfizer vaccines have been received or a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • •FinnU students who refer unvaccinated students or employees to receive the vaccine will receive an additional $100 cash referral bonus once the new vaccination is reported.
*Students will be automatically entered for the chance to win the grand prizes if they have already applied for the FinnU Vacc to School Challenge.

FinnU Vacc to School Challenge Vaccine Reporter

Masking

  • Effective Oct 21, masking will be required in ALL indoor campus spaces. We will initially require this over the next two weeks, and reevaluate based on transmission trends after that time. Over the next week, more information will be shared with the campus community regarding an expanded process requiring the completion of antigen testing on a weekly basis for students and employees.
  • Masks are optional when outdoors on-campus

Vaccines

  • Finlandia University strongly encourages, but will not require a COVID-19 vaccination for students for the fall semester.
  • Students residing in Finlandia Hall are required to submit their vaccine status to the Office of Residential Life before 4:00pm on August 27th. Failure to meet this requirement may result in classes being dropped.
  • Finlandia students are encouraged to submit their vaccine to the FinnU Vacc to School Challenge Vaccine Reporter.

Availability map of COVID-19 vaccines in your area: Click Here

Other ways to find a COVID-19 vaccine: Text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

Testing

  • Non-vaccinated students who reside on campus will be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing.
  • Unvaccinated residential students must present a negative COVID-19 test result to move into Finlandia Hall. Any student who is unable to present proof of vaccination prior to or upon arrival will be considered unvaccinated. These students may either:
    • Take an antigen (rapid) COVID-19 test upon their arrival to Finlandia Hall and prior to
    move in.
    • Present a negative antigen or PCR test result upon arrival. Negative test result cannot be
    older than 72 hours.
  • Students with an approved exemption will still need to be tested weekly but will not be charged for their surveillance tests.

Quarantine & Isolation

  • The University is not maintaining on or off-campus COVID-19 quarantine and isolation space this fall.
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate themselves off campus for 10 days. These students will be provided with the date and time when they can return to campus.
  • Unvaccinated students who are identified as a close contact of a student who tests positive will be required to quarantine off-campus for up to 14 days. Students returning to campus after a close contact will be tested upon their return and must have a negative test result before returning to the residence hall.
  • Fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 symptoms should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and tested for SARS-CoV-2 if indicated.

Symptom Tracking

  • EVERYONE who will be on campus on a given day MUST complete the form prior to arriving on campus. This includes daily completion by students in Finlandia Hall.
  • Off-campus students and faculty/staff members do not need to complete the Daily Symptom Tracker unless coming to campus.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever or headache, or significant loss of smell or taste, you are asked to complete the Symptom Tracking Form, email your supervisor or professors, and shelter in place until you have heard from the Student Health Center.

You can access that here: Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

Cleaning & Disinfection

  • Finlandia will take the necessary steps to follow protocols and practices for cleaning and disinfecting based on CDC and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department guidelines.
  • Numerous pieces of new equipment help prevent the spread of germs including touchless faucets and touchless water fountains.
  • Common areas will be subject to frequent sanitizing.  All classrooms and residence hall rooms are being thoroughly sanitized before students arrive this fall.
  • Housekeeping staff will be focused on cleaning in the most critical areas of campus. Therefore, our entire community will have to do their part to assist with sanitizing and cleaning our campus environment.

Prevention

  • Signs have been posted reminding community members to wash hands frequently, using soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Frequent use of hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available is recommended.
  • Please, do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth

Learning

Student Support Services: Offices and individuals that personally interface with students, such as Campus Safety & Security, the TLC, academic advising, Student Accounts, and The Chapel will remain open and continue to employ various safety measures to maintain physical distance and reduce contact. These include plexiglass shields between staff and students, making appointments in advance online instead of waiting in groups, and virtual meetings.

Textbooks: You can order textbooks using this form from North Wind Books. Staff will pull the necessary books, send a total to you and then schedule a time for you to pick up the books. 
Order Textbooks

Safety is our number one priority for our students, faculty and staff. When available, Finlandia is offering a number of different learning delivery models your professors will choose from. Selecting how to deliver courses during this unprecedented time will be based on a number of factors, including but not limited to, size of the class, desired outcomes, pedagogical goals, regulatory guidance, the learning needs of the students, and mitigating health concerns for the faculty and students. The safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance. Please note that instruction that allows students to engage with professors in real-time is our preferred method when feasible

Delivery StyleIs there face-to-face instruction?Is there a virtual component?Can students interact with the professor in real-time?Other considerations
In-person Instruction + Livestream Learning (Blended-Synchronous) Yes, up to half of students are participating face-to-face in the classroomYes, remaining students simultaneously participate through livestream learningYesStudents would be divided into groups that would rotate between attending class in-person and livestream learning.
In-person + Remote Learning (Blended-Asynchronous)Yes, up to half of students are participating face-to-face in the classroomYes, remaining students would work remotely outside of scheduled class time through recorded sessions via Canvas or ZoomStudents doing face-to-face could interact with professors in real time. Students doing remote learning cannot.
Remote Learning Prior to In-person Instruction
(Blended-Flipped, Asynchronous)
YesYes, all students would complete pre-recorded videos and readings prior to classStudents doing face-to-face could interact with professors in real time. While doing remote learning, students cannot.
Blended-Special CircumstanceDependent upon professorDependent upon professorDependent upon professorStudents and faculty arrange meetings through Zoom or Canvas groups
Fully Online (Livestream or Remote Learning)Dependent upon professor, but livestream learning is preferredYesDependent upon professor
Fully In-Person InstructionYesYes, Canvas content used as appropriate with a minimum of syllabus, calendar, and handouts available onlineYes
If at any time you do not feel comfortable attending class in-person, please contact Fredi de Yampert at fredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu to make other arrangements.

Campus Housing

Finlandia Hall will close for the fall semester at noon on December 12, 2021.

Emergency Contact Form

All students are required to have a Finlandia University Student ID and Parking Pass. If you already have an ID or Parking Pass on your vehicle, a new one is not required.

Student ID & Parking Passes

All students are required to have a Finlandia University Student ID and Parking Pass. If you already have an ID or Parking Pass on your vehicle, a new one is not required.

The cost of the initial student ID and parking pass for each school year is included in the tuition and fees.

Student ID Card Order Form

Parking Pass Order Form

Emergency Text Notifications

Finlandia University is pleased to offer this free text message service to all campus community members. This service will be used to quickly notify the campus community in the event of a campus emergency or a weather-related closure. To sign up for this service, please use the button below.

Emergency Text Signup

Athletics

During traditional and non-traditional seasons, unvaccinated student athletes will be tested weekly. Rosters that obtain 70% or higher vaccination rates will not be subject to masking during practices or during team travel.

Learn more at fulions.com.

Paavo Nurmi Hours

Monday through Friday: 6am to 8am, 11am to 1pm, and 5pm to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

You must follow these guidelines: 

  • Participants should wipe down thoroughly weight/fitness equipment before and after an individual’s use.
  • Must follow Finlandia, federal, state, and local COVID guidelines.

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