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April 9, 2021

Student Senate Forum Talks Hirvonen Building, Graduation, Fall 2021 Plans with President Johnson

Student Senate President Arty Puntus talked with President Johnson on April 8 for the Student Senate Forum.

On Thursday, April 8, Student Senate President Arty Puntus sat down with Finlandia University president Philip Johnson for the spring Student Senate Forum. The forum is aimed at answering the most concerning questions from students, which this semester focused on the Hirvonen College of Health Sciences, commencement and fall 2021 plans. 

Puntus: A lot of nursing and PTA students spend several hours [...]

April 8, 2021

COVID-19 Updates on Quarantine, Testing, Food Assistance for Students


Finlandia University, in cooperation with MDHHS recommendations, will begin instituting a 14-day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals. This is an increase from the previous recommendation of 10 days. The full release from MDHSS is below:

MDHHS is now requiring a 14 day quarantine for all close contacts. Testing and/or lack of symptoms does not reduce the quarantine. This is effective as of 4/5. Everyone who currently is under quarantine will shift to the 14 day release. For the few [...]

March 25, 2021

Finlandia Announces Hybrid In-Person Commencement on April 29

Finlandia University’s 2021 Spring Commencement will take place on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the Hirvonen Health Sciences Building Auditorium. As a safety precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be in-person, but will be limited to graduating students, honor recipients and Finlandia faculty. The event will be live-streamed and recorded for family viewing.

“The decision to move the date of graduation and place a limit on attendees was carefully considered as opposed to providing a strictly [...]

March 24, 2021

FinnU launching COVID-19 Vaccine Reporter to track percent vaccinated on campus

Finlandia University is launching a new initiative to track how many within the FinnU community have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who have received the vaccine can self-report their vaccine in the new COVID-19 Vaccine Reporter.

The purpose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Reporter is to collect data on vaccine distribution within the Finlandia community. Any information gathered will be used for Finlandia University and no personal identifiable information will be shared or distributed beyond that purpose. It takes approximately one [...]

March 19, 2021

Reflecting on one year with COVID-19

Finlandia’s Dean of Students, Erin Barnett, joined Finlandia Fridays host Olivia Myers this week to reflect on Finlandia’s year with COVID-19 and what the future has in store for the university.

“One thing I’ve learned is that we’re all so much more resilient than maybe we thought when all this started,” said Barnett. “We learned a lot during the fall semester about communication about masking, social distancing, how to set up our classrooms, teach online and learn online. Going into [...]

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March 16, 2021

Finlandia employees can now access the Paavo Nurmi Weight Room

Updated March 17, 2021 to reflect new hours for employees. 

Effective Tuesday, March 16th, Finlandia faculty and staff will be provided access to the weight room with the students during the following dates and times:

Monday                                                        1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday                                                         3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday                    [...]

March 8, 2021

Upcoming Wellness Day events attempt to provide respite and relaxation

Finlandia’s second Wellness Day of the semester will be Thursday March 11. Below are a list of events happening leading up to and on Wellness Day.

MARCH 10  Breaking Barriers Film Series: A League of Their Own: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join the Finlandia University Diversity Committee as they screen A League of Their Own on March 10 at 7:30pm at the College of Health Sciences Auditorium as part of the Breaking Barriers Film Series. This event is free and open to all in [...]

March 8, 2021

MESSA covering COVID-19 testing, treatment, vaccine and virtual visits for members

MESSA is fully covering all testing and treatment for COVID-19, as well as the vaccine, for all MESSA members and their covered dependents through the end of 2021.

MESSA is also fully covering all virtual medical and mental health appointments that occur only via the Blue Cross Online Visits app or Blue Cross Online Visits website through Dec. 31, 2021. All virtual appointments that do not take place via the Blue Cross Online Visits app or Blue Cross Online Visits website, [...]

March 8, 2021

Finlandia University plans for return to in-person instruction for fall 2021

Finlandia University has announced its plans to return to in-person instruction for the Fall 2021.

Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the university has provided a safe living and learning environment with a blend of multiple course delivery modalities and robust health and safety policies. These policies have followed local, state and federal guidance and regulations that have kept positive cases down and controlled community  spread. 

“Finlandia will be both vigilant and hopeful as we complete our spring semester and prepare for fall [...]

January 20, 2021

COVID-19 Testing for Students & Employees

Whether you left the Hancock-Houghton area over winter break or remained local, all students and employees who will be physically on campus are expected to participate in our free return-to-campus COVID-19 baseline testing. Testing will take place in the Finnish American Heritage Center, as it did in August. Enter the building in the back and follow the signs. When in the FAHC/Bookstore parking lot and facing the North Wind Books, the back entrance is to your left and around the [...]

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