On Thursday, March 2, Finlandia University’s Board of Trustees announced that Finlandia will not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year. The decision follows months of continuous efforts to find pathways for the University to continue its mission.
“I am deeply saddened to announce that due to a combination of demographic changes, with fewer high school graduates available, a steep decrease in interest in going to college among those graduates, and an unbearable debt load, Finlandia’s Board of Trustees met and [...]
Finlandia students interested in traveling and studying criminal justice have the opportunity to take a trip to Europe each summer. This year’s trip included 14 days of travel with students and faculty from Finlandia, Tampere University, Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Marquette University, and Appalachia State University. The group traveled to Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, with a final stay in the Åland Islands, a beautifully scenic and frequently traveled archipelago between Finland and Sweden.
Application period is expected to open in December 2022
Ponsse and Finlandia University are pleased to announce an upcoming internship opportunity for a Finlandia University student. The internship will last approximately five to six weeks, including two at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and three at Ponsse Plc Headquarters in Vieremä, Finland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first Ponsse internship offering since 2019.
Established in Vieremä, Finland, in 1970 by Einari Vidgrén, Ponsse is one of the world’s [...]
The Parade of Nations will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM! Student and community organizations are invited to enter floats or march in the Parade. Details about float guidelines, parade route, etc, are available here. International food returns this year!
The Multicultural Festival begins at noon at the Dee Stadium. For just $5 to $8, you can get a full meal or choose from international tidbits at more than a dozen food booths. with international student organizations [...]
Dr. Richard Gee joined Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences in 2012 when he was brought on to develop the University’s Criminal Justice curriculum. After revising, creating and teaching more than 30 different courses and establishing multiple articulation agreements for continued learning, Gee was honored at this year’s spring commencement with the 2022 Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award.
“I was honored to be nominated by Dr. Virtanen for the award,” Gee said. “I [...]
Senior nursing major Arty Puntus is an international student from Belarus that currently serves as Finlandia University’s Student Senate President, a Student Ambassador with the Admissions Office, ALD Honors Society Member, the V.P. of FinnU’s Student Nurses Association and an Orientation Leader. Pausing his busy schedule for a few moments of reflection, Puntus joins Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his journey as an international student at Finlandia, why he chose FinnU, his experience in the [...]
Finlandia University’s International School of Business has named Santeri Seppinen its Outstanding Senior in Business for the academic year 2020-21. Seppinen, an International Business major from Turku, Finland, was given this honor based on his overall academic record, including a 3.83 GPA, as well as his achievements outside of the classroom.
Transferring to Finlandia in 2018 to play hockey, Seppinen quickly settled and effectively balanced his studies with the rigors of being a varsity goaltender. According to management professor Nathan Perreault [...]
Finlandia University is delighted to welcome visiting exchange students from our exchange partner universities!
Finlandia University is a private, not-for-profit, HLC accredited, co-educational liberal arts college – in fact, the only one in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! Finlandia University is also the only institution of higher learning in North America founded by Finns – allowing you a “little bit of home” as you study abroad.
As an exchange student, you’ll find yourself:
In the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost point of land in Michigan.
Surrounded by natural [...]
Thanks to the generous support of David and Elsa Brule, Finlandia University is proud to announce a three-year commitment totaling $120,000 in art and design scholarships.
Finlandia University art students painting outside on the shores of the Portage Lake Canal on Finlandia’s campus in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.
“The Brules have been huge supporters of the arts, and friends of the university for years,” said Denise Vandeville, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Art and Design. “We’re very grateful for [...]