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Allison Cooper
September 16, 2022

Student Senate invites ideas for Mannerheim Central project

Student Senate President Allison Cooper visited Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about a few upcoming initiatives the group has planned, including the transformation of Mannerheim Central. 

Cooper shared that on the next two upcoming Tuesdays, September 20 and September 27, Student Senate will be stationed outside Finlandia Hall Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to hear student opinions on what they would like to see done with the open space in Mannerheim Central. 

“It’s important for students to give us [...]

Orientation 2022 with Alex Hilterbrand
September 9, 2022

Creating Community: Hilterbrand shares vision on Finlandia Fridays

Hilterbrand, joined by Riku F. Lion and members of the Lions Football Team at New Student Move-In Day 2022.

In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Director of Student Engagement and interim Residence Life Coordinator, Alex Hilterbrand, joins the show to talk about student engagement, upcoming campus events, and FinnU clubs and organizations.

“My goal is to create this real sense of community, this real sense of vibrancy, this real sense of identity here at Finlandia, and do that by [...]

Football Check-in 2022
August 23, 2022

Everything you need to know about First Year Experience 2022

Finlandia is excited to welcome its new incoming students to the Finlandia First Year Experience!

The Finlandia First Year Experience is designed to introduce incoming students to Finlandia and provide the academic and social tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate education.

The First Year Experience program is delivered in three sections:

Pre-Arrival Orientation is provided remotely prior to student arrival on campus. This session introduces students to Finlandia’s academic, registration, communications, and career support systems. Students will also complete their CliftonStrengths [...]

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 [...]

Student Senate 2021-2022
March 8, 2022

Student Senate accepting applications for 2022-23, due March 21

Interested in joining Student Senate? Your 2021-22 Student Senate Officers invite you to apply by March 21 for roles starting in Fall 2022!

Student Senate Application

Be a part of Student Senate and make the most out of your college experience. Positions include:

President Vice President Secretary/Treasurer Activities Officer Campus and Community Representative (CCR) Graphic Design Artist (GDA) About Student Senate:

The Finlandia University Student Senate plays a vital role in the development of the campus community. Each academic year the officers of the Student Senate are [...]

FinnU Orientation
March 7, 2022

Student applications due March 18 for Sisu Leader and Resident Assistant positions

Want to be a part of Student Leadership on campus? Applications are now open for Sisu Leader and Resident Assistant positions at Finlandia University! Students who are interested in applying must do so by Friday, March 18. Learn more about each position and how to apply below!

New to Fall 2022, the Sisu Leader serves as a representative of Finlandia University, the Sisu Leader (SL), formerly known as the Orientation Leader, serves as a role model and is responsible for [...]

August 31, 2021

Sawadogo joins as Assistant Dean for Residence Life and Campus Security

Annette Sawadogo joined Finlandia’s student affairs staff this past August as the new Assistant Dean for Residence Life and Campus Safety

Sawadogo has an impressive background with 14 years of experience in higher education. After earning her bachelor’s in chemistry and biology from Missouri Western State University, she went on to pursue a Master of Public Health from Texas Technological University’s Health Science Center along with a Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education from the University [...]

Finlandia Hall Summer Time
March 23, 2021

Finlandia offering summer lodging for temporary seasonal employees

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 [...]

Scott-Hendrickson
October 20, 2020

Scott Hendrickson Named Head of Security at Finlandia

Scott Hendrickson was promoted to the Head of Security at Finlandia University. Hendrickson has served as a Security Officer with the University since 2008.

Hendrickson was born and raised in Hancock. He began his degree in Criminal Justice at Red Rocks Community College in Colorado and is currently working on finishing his degree here at Finlandia. 

“I worked for several years as a Deputy Sheriff in a jail in Colorado,” said Hendrickson about why he chose this career. [...]

January 16, 2020

Professional Portrait Session Scheduled for Thursday, January 23

All employees and students are invited to have a professional portrait taken on Friday, January 23 at the Finlandia Hall Dining Room. This session will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Students are invited to use the photo on LinkedIn as they prepare to enter the workforce. We will email them in the weeks following the photoshoot. Employees who attend will have the photo used on the employee directory. If personal copies of the photos are desired, please e-mail