Finlandia University held its final Spring Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 7, honoring 92 graduates in the Class of 2023. Following commencement, a commendation service was held for Finlandia University students, staff, faculty, alumni, neighbors and friends, commending the University and its 126 years of service.Full High-Res Photos from Spring 2023 Commencement:
Founded in 1896 as Suomi College, Finlandia University held its final spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 7, honoring 92 graduates in the Class of 2023. In March, the University announced the decision to dissolve the institution and not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Delivering the welcome address was Board Trustee Stephen Nikander, whose great-grandfather founded the institution and whose grandfather served [...]
Finlandia University’s baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 7.
Here’s a complete run-down of when and where everything is happening during Graduation Week 2023.Rehearsal
Commencement Rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m., beginning in the Hirvonen Hall Gymnasium.Baccalaureate
On Sunday, May 7, all graduates are invited to Baccalaureate Worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock at 10:30 a.m. This is a service of prayer and blessing, specifically for this graduating class.Commencement
Finlandia University’s Spring 2023 [...]
Finlandia University’s Spring 2023 Commencement Weekend will culminate on the evening of Sunday, May 7, with a Service of Commendation. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Hirvonen Hall Auditorium.
All Finlandia students, staff, faculty, alumni, neighbors and friends of the University are invited to the service, with hospitality to follow.
“We will take time to hear stories of those who have been impacted by the 126 years of Finlandia, and share stories of our own – as we sing, [...]
Senior marketing student will take on new adventures in U.S. and Finland
Finlandia University senior Marketing major Madelyn Waterman has been selected for the 2023 Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship. Finlandia and Ponsse are proud to welcome Waterman into this position as the first internship recipient since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This internship aims to create an opportunity for Finlandia students to have hands-on experience aligned with their major, understand national and international work environments and develop a deeper [...]
The Finlandia University Student PTA Club will host its second annual Massage by Donation event on Tuesday, April 11. The event is an opportunity for PTA students to use their newly learned skills and raise money for a charitable cause. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated by the club, which has given generously to charitable programs such as Bay Cliff Health Camp, Shoes4Kids and Omega House over the past year.
Finlandia PTA instructor and student club advisor Sami Dowling [...]
On Saturday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Finlandia University Student Nurses Association will hold its annual pancake breakfast at Gloria Dei Church in Hancock. All proceeds from the event will benefit Omega House, a local hospice house in Houghton.
Tickets will be available upon arrival for a $5 donation per person. Dine-in or take-out is available.
The Omega House’s vision is to be a community leader and [...]
The artist reception for Finlandia University’s 2023 International School of Art & Design Faculty Exhibit has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 23. The event will coincide with Finlandia Art Night and will include the 2023 Faculty Exhibit, a reception and awards presentation for the Finlandia Student Juried Art Exhibit and a cardboard fashion show by Finlandia art and design students.
The 2023 faculty exhibit and cardboard fashion show will both take place at the Finlandia University Gallery [...]
Announced Tuesday, March 14, Finlandia University’s Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to dissolve the institution and wind up affairs in an orderly manner. The announcement follows news from March 2 that the institution would not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The Board of Trustees and University President Timothy Pinnow stated the extremely difficult decision is the result of an intensive analysis of Finlandia’s operations after exploring all potentially feasible strategic alternatives, including the rigorous search for new partnerships [...]
HANCOCK, MI – Due to predicted inclement weather, the artist reception for Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibit, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd, has been postponed. The new reception date will be announced once scheduling can be confirmed.
The exhibit is currently open to the public for viewing. Please visit the gallery between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday to view the faculty exhibit and watch for the announcement of the rescheduled reception.