Here at Finlandia, we know we’re off the beaten path, but our community, students and their families have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We all yearn for a return to normal. Our campus community can accelerate our path to normal by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. There are many compelling reasons to go ahead and get vaccinated now:The American College Health Association urges college students to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible and [...]
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Finlandia University will be opening the doors of Finlandia Hall this summer for temporary seasonal employees of the Keweenaw looking for a place to stay.
Beginning May 10, FinnU will have single and double occupancy rooms available for nightly or weekly use. Single rooms with a private sink, shared toilet and shower with same gender suitemate are available for $125 weekly/$25 nightly, per occupant. Double rooms with a private sink, shared toilet and shower with same gender suitemates are also [...]
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 [...]
This year, Finlandia’s Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) chapter celebrates its fifth anniversary. The ALD is a National Honor Society for First-Year Success and to become a member, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first semester at Finlandia.
“ALD, aside from being a resume line, offers competitive scholarships for graduate school and study abroad, provides opportunities for leadership on campus as well as access to leadership development through the national organization,” said
According to the US News & World Report, economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful [...]
Students are making their way back to Finlandia’s campus for the Fall 2020 semester. As the university prepares to welcome approximately 400 students, new protocols and practices are being enforced to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campus and in the Keweenaw community.
“We have had a task force meeting regularly since May to discuss, evaluate and implement new physical changes to campus, policies, and procedures,” said Dean of Students Erin Barnett. “Because of our size, we have [...]
Finlandia University has received $47,589 from the Michigan Department of State Police and Michigan’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program reimbursement grant initiative towards campus security geared toward sexual assault prevention technology upgrades. The University will use these funds to add a new camera security system as well as an RFID card access system and enhance campus LED lighting in Finlandia Hall.
Michigan’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program and [...]
“We are committed to helping students obtain the funding they need to make Finlandia an affordable option, and filing the FAFSA early helps ensure they have access to federal and state aid,” Dean of Students Erin Barnett said. “One of the best kept secrets in private education is that most students pay nowhere near sticker [...]
Finlandia University is excited to join other progressive universities by adopting a test-optional admissions policy. As a result, students can opt-out of providing standardized test scores such as the SAT/ACT as part of their admissions decision. Instead, students will be evaluated on high school or college grade point average and rigor of previous coursework.
“This is part of Finlandia’s continued efforts to make higher education accessible to all who wish to pursue a degree,” said Dean [...]
Finlandia Highest Ranked UP School for “Most Affordable Schools in Michigan for a Bachelor’s Degree” Ranking
Finlandia University is celebrating another award, this time for affordability. FinnU was ranked by Affordable Schools as the most affordable school in the Upper Peninsula as part of the Most Affordable Schools in Michigan for a Bachelor’s Degree. Across the entire state, FinnU was ranked 13th out of 20.
“The sticker price is not the final price in private higher education,” Dean of Students Erin Barnett said. “For smaller schools like Finlandia, [...]