Students in field


July 22, 2019

Dorm Room Decorating

Walmart will be hosting a dorm room decorating event throughout the day of Saturday, August 24. There will be light snacks, dorm room check lists, decorating tips and much more.

July 15, 2019

Parent Session

A Parent Session will be held at the Chapel of St. Matthew to answer questions and discuss their child’s transition into the university.

July 15, 2019

New Student Check-In

New students will have from 8:00am-5:00pm to check-in at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Thursday, August 22. Orientation activities will not begin until Friday, August 23.

July 15, 2019

Scavenger Hunt

The New Student Orientation Scavenger Hunt will take place Saturday, August 24. New students will spend the morning touring around the city of Hancock, along with Finlandia’s campus, to get more comfortable in the university’s hometown.

July 15, 2019

Welcome Back Picnic

The Welcome Back Picnic will take place Friday, August 23 and is open to all Finlandia employees and students! It’s a chance for returning students to catch up with old friends and for new students to get acquainted with the university’s faculty, staff and fellow Lions. Pack your sunscreen and come on out to Hancock Beach to relax before the busy school year begins!

Chapel of Saint Matthew
August 1, 2017


Sunday, August 27

Worship at Chapel of St. Matthew

August 1, 2017

Afternoon Fun at McAfee

Saturday, August 26

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Picnic

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Orientation Fair, featuring student organizations

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer Game

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. NOT the World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight


August 1, 2017

S’mores and More

Friday, August 25

S’mores behind the chapel followed by a movie inside the chapel

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