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Spring 2022 Commencement
May 4, 2022

Relive Graduation Day 2022 at Finlandia University | Photo Gallery

It was a magical day on Sunday at the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium as we honored the Class of 2022. Below is a look back at the memories. We invite you to share yours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag “#FinnU”.

PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION DAY 2022

FLICKR – CLICK HERE All of the photographs that were taken by the communications office at Finlandia University at commencement have been uploaded to Flickr. They are available [...]

2022 Commencement
May 4, 2022

Finlandia honors graduating Class of 2022

On Sunday, May 1, Finlandia University held its annual Spring Commencement Ceremony honoring 84 graduates in the Class of 2022. There was standing room only in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium with more than 700 in attendance.

In his greeting, President Johnson opened with Finlandia’s Land Acknowledgment:

“Finlandia University was founded as Suomi College by Finnish Lutheran immigrants in 1896 on land ceded by the Anishnaabe people in the Treaty of 1842. We seek to honor and respect the sacred and enduring kinship [...]

2021 Spring Commencement Graduation
April 25, 2022

Everything you need to know about Graduation Week 2022

Finlandia’s Spring 2022 Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 1. Here’s a complete run-down of when and where everything is happening.

REHEARSAL

Commencement rehearsal will be held on Friday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium

BACCALAUREATE On Sunday, May 1, all graduates are invited to Baccalaureate Worship at the Chapel of St. Matthew at 10:00 a.m. prior to Commencement at 1:30 p.m. This is a service of prayer and blessing, specifically for this graduating class. Graduating [...]

Late Night Breakfast 2019
April 20, 2022

Finals Week Survial Guide: Late Night Breakfast, puppies, popsicles and painting!

Everyone needs a study break from time to time, especially during finals week! Check out these fun Finals Week activities!

Sunday, April 24 Late Night Tutoring from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. at the Finlandia Hall Café. Get prepared for finals week with TRIO and TLC Tutors in topics ranging from math, English, science, psychology and more! Late Night Breakfast from 10 p.m. -11 p.m. at the Finlandia Hall Café. Free and open to all students. Monday, April 25 Canvas Painting from [...]

2021 Spring Commencement Graduation
April 30, 2021

Finlandia Celebrates Class of 2021 with Hybrid In-Person Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, April 29, 2021 marked a historic day in the timeline of Finlandia University. For the first time in two years, students were able to feel the jubilation of walking across the stage on graduation day, diploma in hand. More than a century old, the university once again brought forth the perseverance, commitment and dedication that some call sisu and others call Finlandia. 

Prior to the commencement ceremony, a baccalaureate worship service was held at the Finnish American Heritage Center. Reverend [...]

Virtual Commencement
April 26, 2021

Everything you need to know about Graduation Week 2021

Finlandia’s Baccalaureate and Commencement are this week on Thursday, April 29. Due to COVID-19, the traditional graduation plans were shaken up. Here’s a complete run-down of when and where everything is happening.

Baccalaureate All graduates are invited to Baccalaureate Worship at the Finnish American Heritage Center at 3:30 p.m. prior to Commencement at 6 p.m. This is a service of prayer and blessing, specifically for this graduating class. Graduating seniors are invited to attend, with up to two guests. Space is limited [...]

Virtual Baccalaureate
May 1, 2020

Pastor Sarah Shares Baccalaureate Info and Words of Encouragement

On this week’s Finlandia Fridays host Anastazia Hartman speaks with Campus Pastor, Sarah Semmler Smith to discuss this year’s virtual baccalaureate service, student care packages, and words of encouragement during times of social distancing.

The virtual baccalaureate service offers graduates and families the opportunity to gather for a time of worship centered on prayers, blessings, and homily. From the Chapel of St. Matthew, Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith will preside over this special virtual edition.

“Typically baccalaureate would be the [...]

Virtual Commencement
April 30, 2020

How To View Virtual Baccalaureate on Sunday May 3rd

Finlandia University is honoring its graduating class with a religious farewell service. This year’s Baccalaureate will be much different than in previous years. Due to social distancing guidelines, this year’s Baccalaureate will be held virtually from the Chapel of Saint Matthew on Sunday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Join Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith on Sunday by watching on Youtube or on our website. The ceremony is open to everyone.

Finlandia University’s Virtual Graduation Celebration will begin with the Baccalaureate [...]

April 24, 2020

Finlandia University Virtual Graduation To Be Held on May 21, 2020

Finlandia University’s 2020 Baccalaureate and Commencement activities have been changed to a virtual format. 

“This is a particularly unique day for the Class of 2020, and we invite the Finlandia community to share in the celebration,” said Fredi deYampert, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “We are extremely proud of all that our graduates have accomplished here at Finlandia and we are excited to share this day with you, our graduates, families, and friends.” 

Join us on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. on [...]

April 22, 2019

Finlandia University Graduation ceremony to be May 5, 2019

Finlandia University baccalaureate and commencement activities for the class of 2019 are scheduled for Sunday, May 5, on the university’s campus in Hancock.

Exercises for Graduation Day 2019 will begin Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with the Baccalaureate Worship Service at the Chapel of St. Matthew, and conclude with the Commencement Exercises at 1:30 p.m. at Paavo Nurmi Center.

Finlandia University, founded in 1896 as Suomi College, recognized its first group of graduates in 1904 with 12 students earning diplomas. [...]