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, [...]
Finlandia University is proud to announce that Tom Boldt, CEO of The Boldt Company, will be the 2023 Commencement Keynote Speaker on Sunday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m.
Tom Boldt has served as CEO of The Boldt Company since 1998. He represents the fourth generation of family leadership at the Appleton, WI-based construction management and general contracting firm. The Boldt Company is one of the top 70 firms in the nation. An early advocate for sustainable building practices and lean processes, [...]
Finlandia University’s Baccalaureate and Commencement activities for the Class of 2023 are scheduled for Sunday, May 7.
Exercises on graduation day will begin Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. with the Baccalaureate Worship Service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock. Finlandia University’s Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Hirvonen Hall Auditorium, with doors opening at 12:00 p.m. Immediately following commencement will be a reception for graduates and guests on Quincy Green. A livestream of the commencement [...]
Finlandia University has finalized a Teach-Out Agreement with the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. UD is Finlandia’s eighth official Teach-Out Institution, joining Adrian College, Bay College, Michigan Technological University, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Northern Michigan University, Waldorf University, and Wartburg College.
Founded in 1852, the University of Dubuque is a private, coed university with a 77-acre campus that sits near the scenic bluffs along the Mississippi River in a dynamic river town that’s grown into a center of [...]
Finlandia University has finalized a Teach-Out Agreement with Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf is Finlandia’s seventh official Teach-Out Institution, joining Michigan Technological University, Bay College, Adrian College, Wartburg College, Northern Michigan University and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Founded in 1903, Waldorf University is a friendly, private liberal arts school offering a litany of certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Waldorf serves approximately 2,500 undergraduate students, offering both in-person and online learning paths while accommodating students [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]