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May 1, 2017

Relive Graduation Day 2017 at Finlandia University

It was a magical day on Sunday at the Paavo Nurmi Center as we honored the Class of 2017. Below is a look back at the memories. We invite you to share yours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag “#FinnU”.

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All of the photographs that were taken by the communications office at Finlandia University at commencement have been uploaded to Flickr. They are available free in full resolution.

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April 30, 2017

Finlandia graduates 86 during emotional commencement ceremony

Schwartzen Jarmond delivers an impromptu speech during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Finlandia University.

When Finlandia University students, faculty, alumni and employees talk about the small-school atmosphere, they’re often referring to the close-knit relationships you gain on campus. Today, those relationships were on full display as the 86 students that make up the Finlandia University Class of 2017 were awarded their degrees in a ceremony that won’t soon be forgotten.

The emotions hit a high when business major Schwartzen Jarmond passionately [...]

April 28, 2017

Student representative Matt McLaughlin on Finlandia Fridays

On this season’s final episode of Finlandia Fridays, the weekly interview series features student representative Matt McLaughlin. Each year one outstanding senior is chosen as the student rep. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.9 GPA and be actively involved with the FinnU campus. 

It will be a busy weekend for McLaughin, not only will he be graduating with highest honors at Finlandia University he will also be commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army through [...]

April 24, 2017

McLaughlin named Student Representative at Finlandia University

Late nights and early mornings are often some of the strongest memories from a college experience, but for the 2017 Finlandia University Student Representative Matt McLaughlin – the experience may have been even more dramatic. McLaughlin made it through his education at FinnU as a four-year Finlandia Lions hockey player and all while participating in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Both of those programs often include morning practice/training sessions, and at night? Well, he was maintaining a 3.99-grade [...]

April 10, 2017

Caps and gowns in and ready to be picked up at North Wind Books

Student cap and gowns are now in at North Wind Books. Pick them up at the bookstore during regular business hours. The bookstore will be open Friday (Good Friday) and Saturday of this week as per normal hours. About North Wind Books

At the North Wind Shops of Finlandia University, you will find books and many other items to interest and tempt readers of both fiction and non-fiction, history enthusiasts, nature lovers, friends of the arts, and lighthouse and maritime buffs. [...]

April 3, 2017

Finnish Consul General to speak at Finlandia University commencement

Consul General of Finland to New York Manu Virtamo is providing the keynote address at Finlandia University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 30 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

“It is only fitting that as we celebrate Finland’s centennial anniversary of independence, Finlandia welcomes the most recently appointed Consul General of Finland to New York,” FinnU President Philip Johnson said. “Manu and his wife, Liisa, have expressed enthusiasm for their upcoming trip to Finlandia and the Upper Peninsula, with plans to extend [...]

Graduation at Finlandia University
April 3, 2017

Flags at commencement

Below is a listing of the flags that we will have on display at graduation. For graduates that will be participating in the ceremony on April 30, if you do not see a flag representing your home country or your heritage/familial lineage and you would like to have it on display, you can contact Alyson DeLandsheer (alyson.delandsheer@finlandia.edu). We will work to the best of our abilities to meet your request. This must be done no later than April [...]

October 11, 2016

Spring/Summer 2017 graduation application information

Graduation applications for spring 2017 and summer 2017 are due into the registrar’s office by November 14.  The forms must be completed in full or they will be returned to the advisors, which could lead to a delay in processing.

Please remember that the following are the responsibility of the student and advisor to note correctly:

Progress sheet year. Finlandia Core Classes – The courses listed must appear on the Finlandia Core Class listings. If the class is a transferred elective that [...]

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