Finlandia University is alive with the buzz of students once again as classes for the Fall 2017 semester begin this morning. Last night students, faculty, staff and local alumni came together for the opening convocation.
“The convocation ceremony was a great start to the new year,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “Between that and the fun that was had at our New Student Orientation, you can feel incredible energy around the university.”
It was the year 1897 when Suomi College and Theological Seminary welcomed its inaugural class of students. This coming Monday, August 28, therefore, marks the start of Finlandia’s 120th academic year. On Sunday we will celebrate our 120th with a gathering, a Finlandia-esque convocation.
Sunday, August 27th, at 4 p.m. students, faculty, staff and local alumni will gather in front of Finlandia Hall. The group will come together as a learning community to celebrate the Finlandia experience and look ahead to a [...]
“Our students will love Zoe,” Director of TRIO SSS Cindy Cowell said. “With a degree in counseling, plus a love of leading co-curricular trips with students, she will be a great resource for our students. We will rely on both her positive energy and expertise in supporting students as [...]
Finlandia University has long been known for delivering an extraordinary amount of attention to each student it welcomes to campus. During the 2016-17 academic year that shown through with an average class size of 11 students.
Registration is now open for a beach volleyball tournament to benefit the Finlandia University softball team on Monday, September 4 beginning at 10 a.m. at Hancock Beach.
The event is open to students, staff, faculty and members of the community. Teams will consist of six players, with a $10 entry fee. The softball Lions will be on hand selling food and drinks at the beach.
Finlandia University is proud host to The Table: Student Needs Pantry & Services, which was made available do to generous support of the Seibert Lutheran Foundation to provide those in need with food and basic essentials.
To start the school year with full shelves, The Table is seeking your donations!
How to help The Table
Finlandia University’s The Table is stocked entirely by donations from caring individuals and groups who are committed to helping “The Table” and those Finlandia students in need. [...]
The 2017-18 Academic Calendar is finalized and fully updated on Finlandia University’s website. The calendar is visible by clicking “Academics” then “Academic Calendar” on the main navigation, available to print as a PDF and completely embedded into the full campus calendar by visiting finlandia.edu/events.
“I am so impressed and pleased at the dedication of the ISAD alumni,” said Denise Vandeville, dean of the school. “I applaud their determination to help us share the distinct experience that is an education at Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design.”
Start your new school year by pressing follow on a couple key new social media accounts on campus! Finlandia University Campus Ministry can now be followed on Instagram and Snapchat by following the username FinnUCampusMin.
The first Instagram post from Finlandia Campus Ministry.