As shared with you last week, we can be very encouraged by our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our community. Very recently, however, we have seen the number of positive COVID-19 cases in our neighboring communities rise sharply. This concerns us all.
Finlandia’s plan for safe living and learning identifies both [...]
This week on Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Bookstore Manager April Stevens to talk about North Wind Books (NWB) in the time of Covid. Stevens and Myers discuss how NWB avoided long lines during the start of the semester through a seamless textbook pickup program.
“We were trying to avoid students waiting in lines any longer than possible and it seemed to work out good,” said Stevens regarding the textbook reservation process. “We’re actually looking [...]
Barnett discussed Finlandia’s baseline testing and the planning that went into opening the campus safely for face-to-face instruction. Results are still pending for a handful of students, but as of Friday morning, only one student [...]
When alumni talk about what they enjoy most about the Finlandia experience, it always revolves around the extra effort faculty and staff put into providing a great experience. This year, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, is no different.
Finlandia’s faculty and staff across campus have gone above and beyond all summer to help prepare the university for a safe face-to-face instruction this fall.
The Chapel of St. Matthew has been converted into a socially-distanced learning space for [...]
As Finlandia begins the new semester, below are nine tips on how to keep yourself and others healthy this year. Learn more about Finlandia’s Safe Open Plan at finlandia.edu/safeopen.
The Daily COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Survey enables us to track the health of our campus community and make referrals for symptomatic testing as needed. The survey will be emailed to you daily at midnight and should be completed daily prior to coming to campus.
Finlandia University is known for doing small well and this year will be no different. Finlandia’s faculty and staff have been preparing all summer for safer and even smaller classes.
With that in mind, students can expect their classes to be delivered in a number of different ways this year. The first week of classes will be completely online to ensure all baseline testing results have been processed. Safety continues to be FinnU’s number one priority for our students, faculty and [...]
Finlandia is excited to deliver our New Student Orientation (NSO) content in a self-paced, online platform this year. Students will complete four modules in Canvas that will feature videos and quizzes. Each module will highlight different resources on campus and go over important information for the transition to and success at Finlandia University. All new students must complete the orientation by August 31.
Module 1: Welcome to FinnU – Where you are and who you are with.
Module 2: Staying Healthy [...]
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 is excited to launch its new Fall 2020 web pages just in time for the new semester. Students, employees and community members can conveniently find information as it pertains to their group on the new pages. In addition, there is a new Covid FAQ page that includes information on FinnU’s Covid-19 case count, testing, quarantining procedures, contact tracing and prevention measures.
“This year is obviously a bit different than before, so we thought it crucial [...]